Eyebrook weekly report 26th July 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 26th July 2020

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A good weeks fishing at the Eyebrook for the time of year with a rod average 2.9

Following on from a good week on Eyebrook, the week started off with bright sunshine and warm temperatures. This did not deter Draycote Staff member Lee Henfrey from venturing out and fishing dry damsel patterns which led to him taking well into double figures during a morning session. Most of the other anglers out on the water were not as fortunate as Lee but still managed to pick up fish from all over the reservoir.

Tuesday was still a bright and humid day. Ed Douglas had a good session out on the water taking a baker’s dozen of fish on dries from all over the reservoir on a 12-hour marathon session. Joe and Franny Coleman decided to fish to the conditions and managed to bring double figures of fish to the boat by fishing size 14 buzzers to devastating effect. This just goes to show that the trout are feeding on smaller buzzers during the summer months and should never be ignored.

Thursday started off with a very slight breeze from the South West which gradually got up to around 14mph by the afternoon. With the cloud cover as well as a steady wind, it looked to be Ideal conditions for fishing. However, due to the rising water temperature (19 degrees) and the changing air pressure for the past few days, It has made the fishing a little bit tougher on the surface. That being said, Bill Law once again had a good morning on the bank and managed to net 5 fish. 3 of these fish were good solid 3lbs+ and had grown on from the start of the season. But top rod on the day was Mr K Harding with 9 fish to the boat using daddies and hoppers.

Friday started off the same as Thursday, but this time stayed overcast for most of the day. However, it became very humid but around lunch time which made a few anglers decide to come in for their lunch and get a bit of respite from the humidity and try to cool down. With the humidity and light winds, the fishing got tougher as the day went on. Eyebrook season ticket holder Roy Swinfield had a good morning session from the bank and netted 5 fish and lost a few more during play in around the weedbeds by the Hawthorne’s. Mr D Priestly joined us again with a group of friends following on from a bumper day a few weeks ago. He managed a good 6 fish to the boat on a day where the fish were not as forthcoming as we would like them to be. The bank has definitely outfished the boats today with G Burnham taking 5 from the bank as well. Eyebrook manager Jim took to the water after work to see if he could tempt some fish from deeper in the water column. But after starting on a Di3 sweep and moving it through the water, he hadn’t had a touch until fishing a midge tip with 2 boobies and a nymph in between. Not until fishing a team of dries, did he start properly hooking in to fish and finally put one in the boat from the middle of the basin before heading home at 7PM.

Saturday was quieter probably due to some predicted adverse weather, but the fishing was much improved with bank, tube, and boat anglers all recording some good catches for a daily rod average of just under 5. Bank regulars Bob Margery and Dave Etty fished the morning session along the Leicester bank with dries and took 9 and 8 respectively whilst from a boat, Mark Hunt took 20 plus fish on dries, with sport improving into the afternoon and evening. Neil Shilton went afloat in his tube and took 15. Also, on Saturday, brothers Lawrence and Gerald attended Eyebrook’s first boat tuition day this season.

After a morning’s classroom session, they went afloat with in-house guide’s Lee Henfrey and Andy Miller and enjoyed a successful afternoon putting the theory into practice, catching several fish on daddies. More courses are planned for the remainder of the season, for details please visit   www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

After the heavy overnight rain, Sunday began brighter with south westerlies which strengthened as the day wore on to become quite blustery by mid-afternoon which hampered presentation. Consequently, the returns were not as good as Saturday from either bank or boat. Malcolm Thompson landed 4 off the bank whilst Bill law managed to land 2 on small CDC’s from amongst the weedbeds. Top boat rod was Mr. Forsyth who landed 6 to his boat.

Weather follow the link for the latest forecast from XCWeather to check the conditions prior to your visit.

Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP

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 New Angling Trust Competition for 2020 with the Final in 2021 & Grafham Water

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series 2020 with two heats fished at Draycote, further details


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Eyebrook Heat 12th October 2020



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Tuition & Guided Sessions

From July 1st we are pleased to announce that we will be resuming our 1:1 casting tuition for the latest guidelines on the tuition will take please safely under Covid-19 please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for bookings please call Tom on 01788 812018.


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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.15pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.15pm – 9.15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.15pm

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