Eyebrook Fishing report 29th July 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 29th July 2018

Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 34  Total Catch: 181

Rod Average: 5.3

Currently we are experiencing problems with the Eyebrook broadband, we are unable at this time to access our email or any websites.

Bookings & fishing updates contact the lodge 01536 770264

This will be a shortened fishing report as its been put together at one of our other fishery lodges

Finally it has rained at the brook! And what a difference it has made ! Rod average for Monday to Friday was 1.4, rod average for the weekend 9.1!

It seems every fish in the reservoir is now feeding in the top few inches. Most anglers have fished close to the dam or the Leicester bank to try and find shelter from the strong winds we have experienced over the weekend. Dry fly is everyone’s favourite method, hoppers, big reds or CDCs are all doing the business ! Other anglers have chosen to fish nymphs high in the water, red holographic diawl Bach’s tied on a size 14 hook are well worth a try.

As the hot spell continued for the start of the week it was unfortunately a continuation of what seemed to be a never ending take. Not many anglers catching not many fish. The majority of fish caught were on fast sinking lines. Olli Mills took 6 fish on a di8 and tube fly whilst drifting the main basin. Steve Lawrence caught the best fish of the week. A 5lb rainbow that took a damsel pattern fished on an intermediate line. The fish was quickly returned to the water to fight another day.

Saturday saw change, very strong winds and extremely heavy thunder storms, but it was just what the reservoir needed. Pete Line and Brendan Mcmullan surprised everyone, having found a lot of fish very close in at the Belle, they fished hoppers or traditional wet flies to catch 50 fish to the boat!

Sunday saw similar conditions, a strong south westerly and heavy showers. Mark Hunt had possibly his best morning of the season so far. Fishing in front of the dam wall he caught 29 fish on various methods, it seemed the fish would eat anything after being starved for the past few weeks ! Big reds, CDCs, diawl Bach’s and dry patterns all caught fish! Eyebrook warden and guide Toff Crowther fished for an evening session with his friend Graham Hayward. The pair fished dries from a drifting boat and caught over 30 fish  between them. Toff is available for guiding, to book call the lodge on 01536 770 264.

Shaun Higgins also fished for the evening session catching 10 fish in front of the dam on red holographic diawl Bach’s and dry flies.

We are forecast cooler weather for the next few days so we expect the fishing to remain excellent ! We currently have boats available every day this week. Call the lodge on 01536 770 264. Also like our Facebook page – flyfishstore for all the latest news on all of our four fisheries.

Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.

Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager Jobe Burnham. Jobe also specialises in Pike Fly Fishing tuition

Fly fishing for pike is currently suspended due to the high water temperatures.

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am


‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 21.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.30 pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.30 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 17.30pm until 21.30pm (Tickets on sale from 17.15pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.45pm

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk