Eyebrook Fishery report 9th August

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 9th August 2020

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After a blisteringly hot weekend, Monday seemed to be a bit cooler with some cloud cover and a nice breeze from the north west. The conditions looked to be perfect. However, it became quite evident that the hot weather over the weekend has left the fish being a bit lethargic. With only a few lucky individuals catching fish.

Tuesday began with a moderate wind from the south west with good cloud cover and lower temperatures. Unlike previous days, there didn’t seem to be as much activity in the surface. Most of our anglers found the fishing challenging, but J Deacon managed 3 good hard fighting fish to the bank while exploring around the banks of the reservoir. All water ticket holder Lindsay Bates and Eyebrook regular Martin Seabrook both managed to bring 3 fish to the boat out in open water while drifting.

Wednesday started off overcast with some strong winds coming from the South West which has presented us with some cooler conditions. Obviously, the trout enjoyed the cooler weather and decided to come out and play today. Clive (The Chairman) and Ian (The Ghillie) enjoyed a great day out on the water, both managing to bring more than 20 fish to the boat while fishing more modern flies and breaking from fishing nymphs and dries. Mr A Birley finished up a challenging 3-day visit with 8 hard fighting fish to the boat after receiving some guidance from Fishery Management Andy Miller. Yet again, Mr Mark Hunt put in a good show by taking 7 fish on open drifts while fishing Black Sedgehogs and Bibio Sedgehogs. An outstanding day resulting in a rod average of 5.9

Thursday started off with a very gentle breeze on the water, good cloud cover, and lots of fish moving in the surface out in the main basin. These conditions suited both the trout and the boat and bank anglers. Stewart Normington fished from the Leicestershire bank and landed nine, eight of which were safely returned, buzzers and daddies being the successful patterns. Top boat was members Roy Swinfield and Lindsey Bates who landed over 20 fish between them. All of the other boats caught, with fish mainly falling to dries. Several fish topped the three-pound mark with the best being one of about 4 pounds taken by Stuart Richards. Whilst CDCs, big reds and klinkhammer’s all caught, the best pattern was once again daddies.

Friday stated very hot and flat calm, conditions that didn’t bode well and those anglers who fished in the morning struggled with only three fish being caught. By mid-afternoon, clouds had moved in, a slight wind got up and the fishing improved. Paul Walker had 15 on diawl bachs and CDCs whilst Steve Dutton went afloat in his tube and had six during his last four-hour session, these contributing to a daily rod average of just under 5, which was excellent given the weather.

Saturday was another hot day, although with a strong north north-easterly wind. Despite the rangers seeing lots of fish working along the Rutland bank near the netted bank and Harrisons corner, the fishing was disappointing, possibly due to the changing atmospheric conditions. Bob Margery caught three fish from the above areas but reported that due to the strong winds, the majority of the fish were just beyond reach from the bank. Despite the wind, the water temperature continued to rise reaching 22 degrees by 18.00

Sunday saw similar conditions to the day before with the wind still coming from the north east. Bob Margery and Dave Chadwick again fished the Rutland bank. Brian White ventured out in the afternoon and was rewarded with 1 trout by the casting platforms and a perch as well. Mark Wink and Steve Drewer headed out for a last 4 hours in the evening and managed to net 1 fish and get a few pulls. They said that they seen no ends of fish moving in Harrison’s corner, but just could not figure out what the fish were taking.

The evenings have been seeing hatches of small buzzers. So, I would edge my bets by fishing some small Diawl Bachs or buzzers either straight through or on a washing line and try to work out a depth that the fish are feeding in.

Given the success of daddies for the past few weeks, fishery staff have put together a bespoke collection of the most successful daddy patterns. These cost £13.50 ( a 10%saving) and are available either direct from the lodge or on line at https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/eyebrook-daddy-selection/

Keep an Eye out for up and coming fly selections in the future.

Rod average for the week: 2.55

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