Eyebrook Weekly report 25th Oct 2020

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Eyebrook Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: Sunday 25th October 2020

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A cold and still morning ushered in the week with only a few boats heading out in the morning. Roy Swinfield and Lindsay Bates again opted for a session from the bank. Roy had two fish whilst Lindsay just fishing the afternoon also has two. Dave Lawrence and Keith Johnson were also fishing the bank and they caught fish. It’s good to see that the bank is starting to produce more fish lately, although it is becoming apparent that the Leicestershire bank is performing better, probably due to the weedbeds in this areas being more marginal than on the opposite bank. Boat wise, Mr Harris, fishing the first day of his three-day break targeted the fry feeders and used a white snake for his eight fish whilst Eyebrook member, Mr Dickins had five.

Tuesday weather with anglers giving the bank a rest on Tuesday, it was down to the boat anglers to sort out the feeding fishing. Mr Harris recorded a further five fish, whilst Nev Welsh had four as did Bill Law, who fished a short morning session. Overall, nearly all rods caught fish, with the overall rod average for the day being a reasonable 3. 5

Wednesday was quite an unpleasant day with winds and constant rain which probably accounted for the lack of anglers. However, the two boats that ventured onto the water were rewarded with fish, with season ticket holder Ian Jobe recording a creditable dozen.

Thursday started off with heavy rain which had cleared by 08.30 and with light westerly winds, it looked likely to be pleasant day to be on the water. Unfortunately, as the day progressed, the winds increased which made presentation difficult for the boat anglers with the best boat only recording 2 fish. It was however a different story on the bank, with Keith Johnson landing ten, Roy Swinfield four and Martin Hawes three. Popper minkie’s, minkie boobie’s and corixa being the successful patterns. One of the highlights of the day though, was a fly past by the RAF Memorial Flight Lancaster which flew low over the dam wall at lunchtime, an impressive sight!!

Friday also started off with heavy rain, although it had cleared up by about 9am. The wind was still from the west. We were joined by a young lady, Sofia Debenham (Fisher Girl), who is loving her fly-fishing journey through life and is documenting her visits to fisheries along with her dad Gareth. Sofia brought 4 fish to the boat on floating fry patterns and Pheasant tail nymphs, squarely beating her dad who only managed 2 fish to the boat. Sofia will be editing her video where she interviewed Andy Dermott to get a bit more background on the reservoir. We look forward to seeing the end product and look forward to Sofia’s future visits. She is doing amazing things that will hopefully inspire other young girls to pick up a fly rod and get involved in this amazing sport. We are firm believers that the future of fly fishing lies in the hands of young girls and women like Sofia.

Saturday Was a rough day with increasing wind speeds as the day progressed. Very little happened due to anglers making the decision to stay at home. Despite the weather being far from perfect, Neil Shilton ventured out on the float tube and managed 7. Other than that, the fishing was very challenging. Andy Miller had a group of 4 for a days tuition. Even though the guys enjoyed the day, strong winds made it hard for them to master the techniques for casting, but they still managed to get a line out by the casting platforms. Unfortunately the fish didn’t want to play today.

Sunday was Fur ‘n Feather match day. Despite the weather being rough the day before, our anglers were greeted with quite a pleasant and mild day. 31 competitors ventured out to compete. Most of the boats headed over to the Robbo’s cabin area with a few opting for fishing in around the dam area towards Harrison’s corner and up to the netted bank. The fishing was challenging, but M Goodge and D Davies worked out that the fish were close in and would take Diawl Bach’s fished on a midge tip washing line style with a booby minky on the point or an olive snake booby steadily retrieved on a Di3. A couple of competitors made it back to the Jetty for 2:50pm with 10 fish. Once Jim had pointed out that the clocks had gone back an hour, they set up and headed back out to see if they could get their limit. Ask any Competition angler about time keeping, It’s often the source of hilarity and despair in equal measures.

Biggest fish of the day fell to Steve Lawrence on a Di7 with a white snake. A stonking long time resident Rainbow of 9lbs7oz photo at www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore Steve was expertly counting down his Di 7 by drinking a coffee when the big bow engulfed his fly. Initially he thought he had hooked a large pike and was delighted once he got it to the net.

Thank you to all those who got involved and for everyone’s support at Eyebrook this season. As we move in to our final week we will be preparing boats for removal, so the sooner people book, it will make preparations for your day out a lot easier on the staff to make sure we provide the service you require.

Eyebrook 2020 Season draws to a close on 31st October a few more days left, we have had caught these past few weeks Browns of 12lb+ 10lb+ 9lb+ 7lb+ with rainbows 4lb+ & 9lb+ with fly fishing for pike reporting pike up to 20lb Call the lodge to book 01536 770264

Water temp 10c clarity is good

Rod average for the week: 2.11

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Eyebrook forecast our post code LE16 8RP


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