Eyebrook Report W/e 2nd September 2018

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 2nd September 2018

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Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 231   Number Trout Taken: 312 Number Trout Released: 1024  Total Catch: 1336

Rod Average: 5.8


The great sport continues ! Eyebrook on top form, 231 anglers visited the reservoir this week and caught a total of 1336 fish for a rod average of 5.8! The fish remain very spread across open water, with a few fish starting to show past the Island. Drifts across the main basin proving most successful, fishing dries with plenty of fish to cast too. Smaller daddies, natural colours, moved across the surface, hoppers, and big reds are all worth fishing. Fish are also being cauaght on the nympns, small is the key to success though. Size 16 black buzzers or Diawl bachs well worth a try. Bank anglers are taking a few fish from along the Liecester bank but often find the fish are at that 40 to 50 yards mark from the bank and are frustratingly just that little bit too far out.

There have been many excellent returns this week with many boats recording cricket scores. Andy Birkett and Brent Vinall were one of those. Whilst enjoying a three day break at Eyebrook. (we offer 2, 3 and 4 day breaks that can be spread across any of our four waters, visit our website for more information http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/prices/short-break-packages/) Andy and Brent visited the reservoir in hope of top of the water sport. They certainly weren’t disappointed after catching over 20 fish to the boat each day. The pair fished a washing line with size 16 buzzers or dry daddies across the basin to great affect. They also found fish out from mucky bay. Big fish and rudder expert Steve Rainbow come in pursuit of another monster this week. (steve caught a 12lb rainbow earlier in the year at Eyebrook and is currently holding the biggest fish of the season spot) He made many long drifts through the middle and caught 15 fish on large fly patterns such as snakes or tubes. Steve caught on intermediate or slow sink lines proving all the fish are near the surface.

Mark Rooney and Lloyd Pallet boat fished and returned over 30 fish. They found a washing line with nymhs worked best for the brighter conditions during the morning and big reds or emerger patterns throughout the afternoon when there was intermittent cloud cover. They found fish equally spread all across the basin.

There have been a few fish showing in shallower water past the island but are ‘challenging’ to tempt in the clear water. Peter Hutchison anchoered off the wead beds at the Pens and managed to tempt one good fish of 3lb 2 oz on a hares ear.

Friday into the weekend fished exceptionally well with a rod average of nearing 7 fish a rod most days. Mr Gillespie caught 16 fish on a FAB (Foam arsed blob) Yellow owls and a popper hopper whist drifting infront of the dam wall. Mr Winser found feeding grown on fish out from the island. He fished a poper hopper and red Diawl bachs and caught 8 fish including one at 4.0lb and a 3lb 8oz specimen.

The All Abilities Friendly Fly fishers had an outing to Eyebrook on Sunday. The group, arranged by Mark Goodge, aims to support and promote fishing as a pass time for the enjoyment of all anglers. They help beginners and experienced anglers to access reservoirs across the midlands. If your looking to join a friendly group of anglers please contact the fishing lodge and we can pass your details to Mark or Like their facebook page (aafff all abilities friendly fly fishers). 12 anglers caught 55 fish most on dries from drifting boats.

The forecast this week is again for dry overcast days. The wind is due to change to a North for Tuesday and Wednesday so long drifts from the Island to the dam wall will work well. Air Temperature continues to fall as does water temperature which is currently at 18 degrees.




Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/


Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.


Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

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

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

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters.

Please be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps


‘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 20.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.00 pm

Last 4 Hours from: 16.00pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 15.45pm)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.00 pm

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