Eyebrook fishing report week ending 11th March

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EYEBROOK weekly report week ending  11th March 2019

Telephone Number: 01536 770264  email; lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk


Despite a “challenging” opening weekend weather wise for anglers at Eyebrook, excellent catches were recorded on Friday and on Saturday and Sunday when the conditions were favourable. Opening day on the Friday was probably the best day weather wise with the boats being able to venture onto the water and the moderate winds allowing the bank anglers to fish the majority of the available bank space. Saturday and Sunday saw very high winds which prevented the boats from going out although the wind direction was kinder on Saturday and some good catches were recorded from the bank. Sunday was much harder with the wind veering around all day and with some heavy overnight rain coloured water was blown onto the dam near the lodge which had been a prime spot on Saturday.

The forecast for this week looks extremely variable with predictions of heavy rain and strong winds some days so as usual we would recommend that anglers visit our face book page or contact the lodge for an update.

65 anglers fished the opening day and enjoyed some excellent sport with a rod average of nearly 7. The most productive areas being the netted bank, the Bell, Dogwoods bay and the Dam wall. Best fish recorded was a 4 and a quarter pound rainbow by Mr Farmer on a black and green buzzer which was one of a catch in excess of 50 from the dam wall. The Murphy brothers took over 40 fish to their boat whilst Mr Clarke took over 30 from the bank. Several pike anglers were out in the boats and had a lot of sport with Jacks, but no big pike were recorded.

Saturday saw the winds pick up sufficiently to curtail any hope of boat fishing, but the wind direction was kind and the bank anglers enjoyed some excellent sport for a daily rod average of just under 9. Lots of fish were taken from the dam and along the Leicestershire bank by the Hawthorns, the Bell and Dogwood. Mr Key took over 20 to Tequila blobs as did Mr Pym who used a combination of a black lure and a pink buzzer. Mr Armitage took 15 using a combination of black and green and white and green lures. Meanwhile the Murphy brothers fished from the bank this time but again landed numerous fish.

Sunday saw the visit of Thornton fly fishers for a bank match, but the conditions proved very difficult and only 3 fish were recorded. Dave Leavesley took top rod with 2 fish for 3 and a quarter pounds whilst Pete Birdsall took the best fish with a 3 pound one ounce rainbow. 4 other anglers braved the conditions including Mr Wright and Mr Jenkins who were up from Wales for a 2-day trip. They took 34 fish, from the Bell with the majority caught by Mr Jenkins using a combination of Diawl Bachs and Blobs on a long floating line.

Limited bank restrictions in place for the first two weeks of the season, a map will be displayed at the lodge & details can also be found on our Facebook page Flyfishstore.

Limited opportunities are available this week for Pike fishing, which ends on Thursday but will then resume(water temperatures permitting) from June 16th. Visit our website for details



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

 Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01536 770264

Eyebrook has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking in & out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck!!

Date for your Diary

RIO & SAGE day at Draycote on Sunday 14th April FREE opportunity to try a RIO fly line or SAGE rod of your choice fishing with one of our guides. We have Simon Gawesworth of RIO & Jim Fearn of SAGE who are available to advice & demonstrate casting for Trout, Salmon & Salt water

This day is free, booking essential call the Draycote lodge 01788812018

Guiding & Tuition.

For the 2019 season the Guiding & Tuition team will be 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/

This site will also provide details of our beginners Tuition days at Eyebrook. We run a variety of tuition days £75.00 per person includes all tackle, licence & fishing permit at the reservoir which are an ideal experience for any angler looking to take up the sport. Dates this year for our bank courses are;

Saturday 30th March

Sunday 14th April

Sunday 12th May

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 14ty September

Sunday 13th October

We will also be running two boat handling courses on;

Saturday 21at July

Saturday 10th August

We will also be running two courses aimed at anglers wishing to learn about the excellent sport provided by pike on the fly, These will be held on;

Sunday 23rd June

Saturday 5th October

Full details can be found on our tuition page www.flyfishtuition.co.uk  or by contacting our guiding and competition manager Tom Bird on 01788 81201

Competition 2019

Scierra Pairs; 6th April

John Horsey Anglers World Eyebrook Heat Dates; Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th June (Floating Line)  The 2019 Final being held at Draycote; Booking via http://anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk/

Eyebrook AT-TEFF Loch Style Qualifier; Sunday 19th May Booking via the Angling Trust Website

Eyebrook Trout Masters Fish off; To be advised

For a full listing of competitions at Eyebrook and for bookings please visit our website www.flyfisheyebroook.co.uk

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton, Draycote and Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 100        Number Trout Taken: 145         Number Trout Released: 538

Total Catch: 683       Weekly Rod Average: 6.83

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30 am till 18.00 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 13:00pm

Afternoon Boats: 13:00pm until 18.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 14.00pm until 18.00pm (Tickets on sale from 13.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 18:15PM

Tight lines

The Eyebrook Fishery team

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