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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: EYEBROOK 2017 Reply with quote

Eyebrook Reservoir
Fishery Management(UK) has today added Eyebrook to the three fisheries it currently manages, Draycote water, Foremark and Thornton

The new Eyebrook season will open on the 23rd March with all current booking honoured

We will operate the same pricing structure as we do on our other fisheries including our popular loyalty card

The telephone number for Eyebrook remains the same 01536772930 with staff onsite from tomorrow (Thursday) to deal with any enquiries

Our new website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire should go live today, please visit for fishery rules, prices etc
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 26/03/17
Tel: 01536 772930
“What a way to start” opening day 2017 saw 89 anglers enjoy great sport at Eyebrook, catching a staggering1102 fish giving a rod average of 12.34!
Bob Margery was first in the queue waiting at the gate, after signing in he headed straight round to pollards jump where he was into fish all day on various fly patterns. Rob Hobson was fishing at Robbos cabin and took 4 quality rainbows for 12lb 8oz. Rob Inglis and Ian Reeves fished the willows for most of the day and both caught well into double figures on size 14 epoxy buzzers fished on a floating line. Steve Lawrence had his best start to a season for some years, fishing between Pollards and the Seat. Reports say he had a fish or a pull nearly every cast ! His best fish of the day was a superb brown trout of around 4lb 8oz which was safely returned. We ask all anglers to return all brown trout to maintain the wild stocks we have here at Eyebrook.
The boats fished equally well as the bank, John Eaton, Bill Presgrave, Arthur Sykes and Stuart Jackson anchored 50 yards out from robbos and caught frequently on their famous skinny buzzers.
The wind stayed the same north easterly over the weekend but temperatures rose, resulting in a tremendous buzzer hatch, anglers reported catching fish full of buzzers. Nick Board and Steve Orton thought they’d be optimistic and try the dries and consequently caught on a CDC shuttlecock and the ‘F’ fly. Jacob Gill aged 8 fished with his father Paul and caught four super rainbows. (See our Facebook page flyfishstore for pictures). Mal Green took the best rainbow of the opening few days, a great silvered over wintered fish with a pristine tail to match weighing in at 4lb 11oz. Eyebrook warden and England international, Lee Henfrey made the most of his morning off and went for a fish down stoke dry fishing a team of buzzers lee enjoyed good sport. Lee will be working at Eyebrook and Draycote and will be available for guiding.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 148 Number Trout Taken: 440 Number Trout Released: 1611
Total Catch: 2051 Weekly Rod Average: 13.8

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 18.30
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.45
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 18.45
Last 4 Hours from: 14.45 until 18.45(Tickets on sale from 2.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.00pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John Horsey Anglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk

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

All our fishery reports & any daily updates can be found on our facebook page, Flyfishstore
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 09/04/2017

Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
We are still experiencing problems with our phone lines, if you struggle to get through on 01536 772930 please try the Fishery Mobile 07738 490667

Weather wise it’s been a changeable week but the fishing has been great with an overall Rod average of 7.73. Both boat and bank anglers have been catching well on predominantly nymphs fished high in the water. With the wind in the north west to start the week and south west to finish, the Leicester bank saw the majority of bank anglers. On warmer evenings, there has been an increasingly productive evening rise, giving anglers some great top of the sport! The Hawthorns to Sams dyke has fished particularly well as has the Cow Shed with fish feeding very close in the margins. The boats remain spread out with fish being caught all over the reservoir. Three trees to Robbos Cabin has been fishing well, as has Norris dyke and stoke dry. With the fish now being more spread out a few boats have chosen to drift the top shallows and have been rewarded with some excellent over wintered fish.
Monday saw John Dracup start his seasons fishing at Eyebrook. On arrival things looked daunting with the sun out and not a ripple on the water. John headed to one of his favourite spots in the middle of the damn wall and caught four good fish on his own black fritz lure. Mike Oliver fished from the bank and had a cracking day. Returning twenty plus fish including a lovely resident brown trout. He caught all his fish on buzzers, sizes 12 or 14 fished on a floating line.
The wind remained in the North west for Tuesday. Guy and Simon Nicholson fish in a boat aroundSams dyke where the temperature was a little warmer than other parts of the reservoir. The pair enjoyed great buzzer fishing and fished the ‘washing line’ technique, using a foam arsed blob or FAB as they are often referred too, to keep their buzzers high in the water.
Higham ferrers fly fishers enjoyed a mid-week outing, and some friending competition. Seven out of nine anglers caught their limit bags with Richard Webb and Kevin Hughes going on to return a further eight fish each.
Dave Scholefield took his grandson Calum for his first fishing trip. Calum netted 4 rainbows, with some help from granddad the best weighing 3lb 5oz.Draycote regular, Jude Tuffs had to come and see for herself how well the Eyebrook was fishing and enjoyed a good day on the bank netting 7 rainbows.
The weekend was extremely warm and bright, but this didn’t deter anglers or the fishing. Fish could still be seen taking emerging buzzers on the surface. Jamie Scott had his second visit in as many weeks to Eyebrook and made the most of the top of the water sport. Fishing a mix of CDC’s and Purple spiders had caught and returned 17 good fish.
The RAF Greylags enjoyed a day’s fishing on Eyebrook at the weekend. All 18 anglers caught fish with a few anglers losing count of how manyfish they had returned. Most of the boats fished the Woodside bank, drifting or anchoring around 70 yards from the bank. Most fished a floating line, others chose a midge tip and fished a team of dial bachs, red holographic or a redhead seemed to work best.
Fishery warden Jobe Burnham went to the ‘dark side’ and had his first trip on the rudder along with England international Lee Henfrey. The morning was a success despite a complete lack of wind, the tube pulling duo netted some super fish with browns to 3lb and had follows to the boat from fish of over 5 lbs.
Eyebrook will be holding the Scierra Pairs competition on Saturday 29th April. There are currently 6 pairs, and room for more. Please contact the fishing lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584143482. Every angler gets a goody bag with a rrp of over £40!
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 232 Number Trout Taken:402 Number Trout Released: 1275
Total Catch: 1677 Weekly Rod Average: 7.2
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 8.15
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.00
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.00
Last 4 Hours from: 16.00 until 20.00 (Tickets on sale from 3.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.15pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Saturday 29th April – Troutmasters Fish Off contact the lodge to confirm your attendance
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 16/04/2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
We continue to experience problems with our phone lines, the only landline number to be used to contact the lodge is 01536 772930 or try the fishery mobile 07738 490667
Eyebrook continues to produce some great sport with massive buzzers hatches in the shallower areas of the reservoir. Black and olive epoxy buzzers have both been doing the damage fished on the washing line, with an FAB to keep them up. Plenty of fish now showing on the surface, especially on warmer days resulting in dry flies starting to become more effective. The bank continues to fish very well with fish still feeding in the margins. The Island, Wallys bay and Cowshed proving most productive this week. Boats areas are much the same as the week previous. Cowshed to Stoke dry being a popular drift in a westerly wind.
Richard Watson and Bill Whittle got the week off to a good start, fishing from a boat between the chestnut tree and Norris Dyke with their own secret buzzer patterns. The pair caught well returning a dozen fish between them. Mark Hunt made the most of his evening and fished the bank netting seven super rainbows in less than three hours from around the Island.
Mr Tait and Mr Nicholson boat fished with Dial Bach’s fished high in the water, fishing the shallows at the north of the reservoir the pairs caught well, netting twenty plus fish each.
Trevor Ashby had his best day at Eyebrook in recent years, even in the unfavourable strong winds. He paired up with Dick Spicer had a good day out mid-week. Taking shelter in Norris Dyke, both anglers caught plenty of fish on various nymphs fished high in the water. Clive Moore also had a very successful trip, catching and returning twenty plus fish mainly to nymphs and a hairs ear CDC. Casting to fish all day Clive was thrilled with his day. Bill Clark had the best fish of the week. An over wintered rainbow of around four and half pounds took Bills cats whisker as he fished at RobbosCabin.
Dave Chadwick spotted fish feeding on the huge shoals of roach fry around the boats. Dave sprang into action and fished a minkie on a floating line and was rewarded with a hard fighting three pound brown trout and four very silvered rainbows.
Season ticket holder Pete Line and J Brittan boat fished on Saturday and were met with cold conditions. A steady westerly and bright conditions during the afternoon the pair had to change their tactics throughout the day. They started with a washing line, crunchers and hare’s ears. As the sun rose higher in the sky and cloud cover reduced the fish went down in the water level. Pete changed to fishing buzzers straight from a flouting line and continued to catch extremely well. The pair boated forty plus hard fighting fish.
Darren Blackshaw took the wardens advice and set up a washing line outfit. Instead of a FAB or booby on the point, he used a floating fry pattern which later proved a wise move after all four of his fish took it. Darren fished in Sam’s’ Dyke and Wally’s bay.
A reminder that the Scierra Pairs will be held on Saturday 29th April, there is still time to enter for this competition. Please call the lodge on 07738490667 or Phil Dixon on 07584642242. There’s great prizes to be won!
The Trout masters 2016 badge winners fish off is to be held at Eyebrook on Saturday 29th April. If you entered the trout masters at Eyebrook during the 2016 season and wish to fish the Eyebrook heat please get in contact with the fishing lodge. The final will be held at Draycote on Monday 9th October.
Float tubers welcome.
We are allowing rudders, double or single hooks only if using tube flies.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 three waters Draycote, Foremark and Thornton with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters
Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 185 Number Trout Taken:313Number Trout Released: 914
Total Catch: 1227 Weekly Rod Average; 6.6
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 8.15
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.15
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 20.15
Last 4 Hours from: 16.15 until 20.15 (Tickets on sale from 3.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.30 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 30/4/17
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 232 Number Trout Taken: 516 Number Trout Released:618 Total Catch: 1134
Weekly Rod Average; 4.89
‘Challenging’ conditions this week at Eyebrook. Strong northerly winds, hail storms, snow and heavy rain didn’t help matters! With sharp frosts at night mid-week the water temperature has fallen to 12.4c resulting in more moderate buzzer hatches and less fly life on the water. The rod average this week remained at a healthy 4.88 fish per rod however. Wind permitting the Chestnut tree, Cowshed through to the turn rafts have proved the best areas for the boats, drifting or anchored nymphs fished high in the water are still taking the majority of fish. Crunchers, Diawl bachs, and buzzers, preferably tied with a small amount of red seem to be doing better, fished with a booby or FAB on the point. Bank anglers haven’t been able to be too fussy where they fish due to the unfavourable winds. Most have fished the Island into Sams Dyke or Stoke dry where most have found fish. Similar tactics, floating lines with nymphs or emerger patterns.
The week started well, Monday saw highs of 14c with a steady north westerly wind, fish could be seen feeding up wind. Mr Knapp enjoyed a good days fishing to celebrate his birthday, boating 18 good fish on black buzzers and a booby fished on the point. Mr Couldrick and Mr Mitchel enjoyed the last day of their 3 day visit. Netting over twenty fish they drifted the cowshed to chestnut tree and caught well on nymphs. Mr J Bale went against the standard practice of ‘Matching the hatch’ and fished a dry daddy. The method seamed mad but it worked! Fishing from the bank he netted 7 very nice fish and had many other offers.
Winter returned on Tuesday. Strong north winds brought almost blizzard like conditions. Gerry Horner fished with his son Richard. Gerry caught 5 fish on buzzers and Richard had just the one. They found when the wind did drop slightly the fish would come up in the water to feed on buzzers. Wednesday was much the same with only a hand full of boat anglers braving the conditions.
Conditions were much improved on Thursday and the rod average reflected this, averaging just under four fish a rod. Gerry and Richard Horner were a float again, making the most of their weeks’ holiday. Between them they boated 8 fish including two very nice silvered rainbows of 3lb 2 and 3lb 6. Regular Roy Swinfield was on the bank once again, fishing crunchers and hog lice patterns he got stuck in and netted over twenty fish from around the Island. Horace Wood had a morning boat fishing, anchoring at Norris Dyke he fished a team on buzzers and caught steadily throughout the morning. He commented on just how well the fish fight.
Friday was an extremely busy day at the Brook. Bill Stewart was first on the bank, bright and early. He fished a washing line consisting of a black buzzer, cruncher and a FAB on the point. He caught 10 fish on a mixture of all three flies. Graham Clark fished the bank using a similar washing line technique. Graham added a gold ribbed hares ear to his cast and caught over twenty fish once again on all three of his chosen flies. Peter Nesbit had his second outing of the week, fishing straight lined buzzers he caught 12 good fish from a boat at the Cowshed. David Moddy had a good day, fishing small black dry flies he boated 5 extremely nice fish. Mr Rowson and Mr Cowan drifted all day and covered the water, finding fish feeding just under the surface on buzzers the pair caught constantly on drifts between the chestnut and the turn raft.
Saturday saw The Scierra pairs return to the Eyebrook, 7 pairs battled it out for a place in the final to be held at LlynBrenig. First back to the pontoon were Phil Longstaff and Gary Owen at 11.45, returning with 16 fish for a weight of 27lb 13oz they looked to be in a strong position. They were quickly followed by Belgium pair Geert Jansseens and Christian Jadouille the pair weighed in 16 fish for 34 lb 1oz which gave them a clear lead. Geert and Christian had worked out during practise that nymphs were picking up the better fish so they opted to fish a floating line and crunchers. The Belgium’s went on to win the heat in style. Riccardo Saccone and Martin took second place leaving the first boat back in taking third. Dixie and Rich took the best fish weighing 3lb 10 oz and won a trip down to the Golden Grove Fishery.
Eyebrook also held its heat of the Trout Masters qualifier on Saturday which was won by Mark Hunt. He caught his 4 fish within three hours for a total weight of 8lb 4 oz. Mark fished the Island with nymphs on a floating line.
Conditions changed again on Sunday making the fish hard to find. With 30 mph gusts anchors struggled to hold in the rougher water and most boats opted to fish the more sheltered wood side bank. 30 anglers fished the friendly competition ‘Bennetts Bash’which was won by Nick Findlay and Grant McMurry. Regulars Dave Chadwick, Bob Margery and Steve Lawrence bank fished together at Stoke dry road. All three of which caught plenty of fish, mainly falling to blobs and a good old cats’ whisker on the point.
The forecast is looking much improved for the week ahead, overcast with winds up to 15mph, we hope to see more fish feeding on the surface.
Various boat competitions & club events are booked at the Brook during the next few weeks call the Lodge for latest updates, telephone 01536 772 930 or fishery mobile 07738490 667
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 waters, Draycote, Foremark & Thornton with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters
Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘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 20.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 20.45
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 14.30
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 20.45
Last 4 Hours from: 16.45 until 20.45 (Tickets on sale from 16.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.00 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 7/5/2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
It’s been a cold and windy week at Eyebrook. North winds prevailed making it cold to be on the water. Returns remained respectable with a weekly average of 3.69 fish per rod with a wide variety of flies and methods working. Most fish still being taken on nymphs, black buzzers or red holographic dial bachs taking fish on sizes 12 or 14 fished within a few inches of the surface. There are still fish showing on the surface particularly on warmer days and out of the wind. Hawthorn fly and pollen beetles are both being blown on to the water so various small black dry flies also taking a few fish. The bank continues to fish well, with no weed growth as of yet and fish feeding close to the margins, stoke dry road and the willows have produced the best sport. Boats have found fish in the more shelter areas of the reservoir, the Willows to the turn raft being most successful, most anglers choosing to anchor to avoid being blown on a fast drift into rougher water.
Dave Etty bank fished at stoke dry road on Monday, he caught well on nymphs, mainly sizes 14 fished high in the water. PeterSkillen boat fished, taking 6 fish and returned 3 he fished bloods dyke from a anchored boat. His fish all took size 12 and 14 buzzers.
The Island fished well earlier in the week but has since coloured up due to the rough water. Mr I Shobbrook fished the Island and caught thirteen fish of which he returned twelve on dials bachs fished on a washing line.
On Wednesday Eyebrook help the East Midlands regional qualifier with 28 anglers competing from 5 police forces. The wind blew hard from the north making it a rough journey to the willows and stoke dry where most had found the fish during practise. First place went to Chad Crithchley. He killed his first four fish for a weight of 8lb 7oz and caught and released his required 8 fish after that and had the job wrapped up by 2.45. Second place went to his boat partner and event organiser Julian Laybourn from Derbyshire Police who had caught his 12 fish before 4.00. Chad and Julian had tried fishing closer the turn rafts than they had during practise. Water clarity had improved greatly overnight and the fish were feeding, the pair found the fish within 75 yards of the bank and had been making short drifts covering the water. Julian caught his first few fish on blobs before changing to black buzzers. Well done to all competitors.
‘Fishing for fun’ enjoyed a good couple of days’ boat fishing and hospitably at the Eyebrook. 14 anglers caught 121 fish over the days giving the club a healthy return of 4.3 fish per rod over the two days. Most boats chose to find shelter at the willows to bloods dyke. Fishing from anchor most fishing buzzers either straight through or on a washing line.
J smith and K Haken boat fished and caught a dozen fish on a size 14 black hoppers. The fish mistaking it for a hawthorn fly. There have also been large numbers of pollen beetles on the water around the willows and pollards jump, blown on the wind from the Oil seed rape fields to the North East of the reservoir. Plenty of fish can be seen on the edge of the ripple, gorging on these butwith such large numbers, the pollen beetle being small and hard to imitate catching these fish is far from easy. Fishery warden Jobe took to the challenge and spent his afternoon off trying to tempt one of the freely rise trout to take his fly. He fished with many small dries, going as small as a black spider on a 16, but found the fish were so pre-occupied on the ‘beetle soup’ even a perfectly covered fish wouldn’t be fouled. Jobe did however manage 5 fish, 2 to a small foam beetle, including one brown trout of close to 3lb. A first for Jobe, after 4 years at the fishery he hadn’t yet caught a brown trout on the dry fly. The other 3 fish fell to a size 16 hawthorn imitation.
It was a busy weekend at the ‘Brook’ Saturday saw Dave Carter hold his annual event at Eyebrook. A friendlycompetition with the aim of raising money for charity. 24 anglers took to the water to the water of which 9 caught their limit bag of 6 fish. The competition was won byRuss Martin and Darren Pickering with 12 fish for 25lb 4oz. Archie Maquire won the Junior competition with a lovely 2lb 90z Rainbow, well done Archie, ‘Top angling’!! Thank you too Stuart at Eyebrook Tackle Shop for his kind donation of prizes along with boat vouchers provided by us. The event raised £200 well done all!
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King Fisher fly fishers held their annual boat match at Eyebrook on Sunday. Conditions weren’t bad, winds had dropped off slightly from the days previous and were looking good! 13 boats set sail and headed straight for the northern end of the reservoir, I think mainly due to fishery warden David Davis’s advice. ‘It’s fishing its head off up there”. Most anglers caught, mainly on buzzers with a few on dries and emerger patterns such as an olive quill CDC and black hoppers. The day was won by Chris Channing and Dave Depear for their bag of 9 fish for 16lb 110 oz. Best fish of the day was a 2lb 9oz rainbow which was caught by event organiser Dave Allen.
All abilities friendly fly fisher’s outings, a group with the aim of getting disabled and less bodied anglers onto the water made the most of our two disabled boats. 6 anglers had a pleasurable and relaxed day at Eyebrook and all caught fish. Mark had 10 fish on small black dries and a mini damsel and Trevor Ashby had 6 on his own black buzzers. If you are interested in joining or helping with English disabled or all abilities friendly fly fishers please speak to Mark Goodge – 07801 835043.
Please book boats well in advance as we have limited availability for the next few weeks. Lodge telephone 01536 772 930 or 07738490 667

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 260 Number Trout Taken:343 Number Trout Released: 617
Total Catch: 960 Weekly Rod Average; 3.69

Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.45pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.45 until 9.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.00pm until 9.00pm (Tickets on sale from 4.30pm)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 14th May 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Warmer days and South westerly winds have meant conditions have been much improved on weeks previous at Eyebrook and so has the fishing. Water temperature is now at 13c. Massive buzzer hatches, olives, damsels and sedge are plentiful on the water, fish are well up in the water level once again and are certainly catchable on a dry fly. Many anglers however still fishing nymphs or buzzers high in the water to great success. The bank is still producing good sport, certainly on a warm overcast evening but can be more challenging on a bright day as the fish are now dispersing into the deeper water. Boats are still catching well in the shallows, cowshed, stoke dry and mucky bay all still holding a lot of fish. Dries including, CDC’s, shipman’s buzzer, crippled midge and black hoppers are all taking fish particularly on drifts from the Chestnut tree to Stoke dry. Red holographic diawl bachs, black buzzer and crunchers fished high in the water are doing well. I’d recommend a booby damsel on the point as damsel nymphs are starting to appear. The Leicester bank is now being most productive from the bank, cowshed, Hawthorns and dam wall are all producing fish.
The week got off to a good start with Phillips Electrical competition. This competition has been going since, I believe 1997. It is attended by ex-employees of the Philips UK group of Companies, many of these Companies no longer exist. Unfortunately numbers have been slowly decreasing as the entrants get older and the group could do with some new younger members, in 1998 there were 62 entrants at Rutland Water. If you are an ex Phillips Electrical employee and would like to take part in these friendly competitions please email David James - david.james150@virgin.net
This year's competition was attended by 14 anglers in 7 boats fishing to the rules of the reservoir. The winner of the competition was David James and David Edwards formerly of Origin UK, the IT arm of Philips. They boated 12 fish for a total weight of 21 lb 4 oz, second was James Vasey and Geof Curry with 10 fish for 19 lb 5 oz, third was John Middleton and Nigel Vincent-Piper with 7 fish for 16 lb 2 oz. The total catch was 44 fish giving a rod average of 3.14..
Mr Christie and Mr Rennick enjoyed a good day on Tuesday, fishing a balloon caddis and suspender buzzer the pair netted over twenty fish each from the top shallows. Eyebrook veterans Norman Blake and Dennis enjoyed a day afloat. 6 fish between them and loosing many more in play. On Dial bachs and buzzers fishing at Stoke dry.
Eyebrook held the annual HMRC/civil service match. Conditions had changed greatly from practise days. Anglers were met with flat calm conditions, bright and all round ‘Challenging’. 37 anglers took part catching 185 fish between them. The day was won by Fraser McConnell. He caught his limit and went on the C+R giving him a total bag weight with bonuses of 48lb 8. The winning team went to Scotland South with a total team bag weight of 99lb 14oz. Well done to all competitors.
Saturday was a productive day for both bank anglers and boats. The whole fleet were out, most boats fished the chestnut and mucky bay where there have been lots of fish showing and many being caught well over 3lb. Dave Etty bank fished nymphs in mucky bay, hardly having to wade he caught well throughout the day. Andy Gallacher and John Punt had there usually Saturday boat. Both had a dozen or so fish on buzzers from various areas around the reservoir.
Conditions weren’t the best on Sunday, strong westerly winds and bright spells the fish were very much ‘up and down’ in the water level. There were very few bank anglers, the few that did turn out fished the island with mixed results. Most fish were coming to nymph’s. buzzers or dial bachs fished on a washing line. The boats had more success, many fishing over deeper water but still fishing the top few feet. W Cram and R Wilson had a good day, boating twenty plus fish on a dial bachs, buzzers size 12 fished with an FAB on the point.
Please book boats well in advance as we have limited availability for the next few weeks. Lodge telephone 01536 772 930 or 07738490 667

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 298Number Trout Taken:402Number Trout Released:763Total Catch: 1165 Weekly Rod Average; 3.9
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.45pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.45 until 9.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.00pm until 9.00pm (Tickets on sale from 4.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 28th May 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 186 Number Trout Taken: 229 Number Trout Released: 450 Total Catch: 679
Weekly Rod Average; 3.65
Our weekly stockings continue, to date we have stocked 14,425 trout
It has been a very mixed week at Eyebrook. Every method has worked in every location at some point throughout the week, although the deeper water in front
The hot bright conditions put the fish down at times, but as soon as the cloud cover returned the fish were back on top. Most anglers are still fishing buzzers at various depths. Brighter days buzzers fished between 15 and 20 feet down was the successful method, on the more over cast days a washing line with a damsel booby on the point. Size 10 buzzers when fished at depth, a red and black or black buzzer size 10 or 12 doing well. Smaller nymphs are working best closer to the surface size 14 or 16s. At times dries have been working, with the mass of natural hatches, small dries work best. Size 14 or 16 shipman’s, crippled midge, yellow Owl or a claret hopper all taking their share of the fish. The dam wall has fished extremely well all week, with many anglers having red letter days anchored over the deep water, many catching well into double figures. The Belle, Hawthorns and Mucky bay have fished well when conditions have been favourable particularly for the bank anglers.
On more over cast days and into the evenings a few anglers have chosen to drift the open water between the chestnut tree and willows and have been rewarded with some great fish. Well grown on fish of 3 to 31/2 lbs are being caught regularly. Best Brown trout of the week was caught by Kevin Hobson whilst fishing the East Yorkshire fly dressers friendly match on Saturday. The super fish of around 8lbs took a damsel fished on a sunk line off the tower and put up one hell of a fight before being safely returned to the water.
The week started well with Monday and Tuesday were bright at times with a south westerly wind but the water temperature remained at around 14.5c. Richard Watson and Bill Whittle boat fish caught a dozen fish between them from mucky bay and The Pens, fishing crunchers high in the water. MR Hobson fished the Island from the bank and caught 4 fish on a CDC averaging nearly 3lb. Parker and White fished mucky bay and the Island from a drifting boat and caught a dozen fish a piece on a blue flash damsel, red holographic Dial Bachs and Crunchers fished on a floating line.
Wednesday temperatures soared, and extremely bright with little and at times no ripple on the water, pushing the fish down in the water level. Tim Grove had an exceptionally good day despite the conditions boating 15 nice fish, fishing buzzers on a midge tip. As did Mr Kelly and Mr Mclean boating over 20 fish throughout the day. A Joyce and D Bolton fished the Deepwater water in front of the dam and tower using Di5s or Di7 lines with blobs, boobies and damsel. The pair continuously caught throughout the day.
Saturday was extremely busy with nearly every boat out and 14 float tubers on the water. Scottish anglers Mr Borthwick, Mr Mclean, Mr Malcolm, Mr Mackie, and Mr Kelly got it right from the start. Fishing buzzers at 15 – 20 feet on floating or midge tip lines they couldn’t help but continuously catch fish returning over 100 fish to the 3 boats.
The British float tube association held their annual Eyebrook match, 14 float tubers took to the water. The competition average was 4.72 and was won by Tony Parker killing his first 4 fish for a weight of 8lb 12. Carl Ward caught a brown trout of 4lb which was safely returned.
East Yorkshire Fly dressers guild held a friendly match on Saturday. 6 pairs of angler’s boat fished and had a commendable day. Tom O’Donnell won with his bag of 8 fish for 16lb 3 oz closely followed by his father Pete with 8 fish for 15lb 11oz. Tom also returned a pike weighing well into double figures. The pair fished with sinking lines in the deep water using damsels and a steady retrieve. Pete was presented with the Peter Cook Memorial Cup for second place. The trophy is awarded to the runner up as Peter ‘always came second’ Well done to all anglers and thank you from the Eyebrook team for being so well organised.
Conditions were not the best on Sunday, overcast with the occasional sunny spell and a north westerly ripple which unfortunately went to being flat calm at times. J Gamble bank fished at the Belle and caught 5 fish on a damsel. Tim and Tina Kirk fished the Belle and Dogwood bay catching 3 quality fish on a bibio hopper. D Graham and P Bowler caught 14 fish, fishing with pale epoxy buzzers at around 15 feet in the main basin.
Pike fly fishing is permitted at Eyebrook as of the 16th of June. Please see our website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk for further information and rules. You can fly fish for pike on a C/R trout permit. For guiding please speak to Jobe Burnham at the fishing lodge on 01536 772 930.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome, single or double hooks only
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘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 9.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.45pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 3.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)
All anglers booked out & off site by: 10.00pm

Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 11th June 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
What a change, the weather has been a complete contrast from last week. 40 mph winds and heavy rain for the start of the week, but it’s just what the reservoir needed to fish well again. With the water temperature, back to average for June. The fish have returned to the top few feet of the water level. Fish can be seen feeding in the surface, so dries are working well from both the bank or boat. Ginger Middas, orange or claret hoppers and shipman’s buzzers all being successful. Nymphs also continue to catch fish. Preferably fish in the top few inches with a buoyant fly on the point. Most boat anglers have fished inftront of the dam wall mainly trying to find shelter from the strong south westerly winds. Bank anglers are catching well again. The Belle and Hawthorn hedge being top spots but fish have been caught from around the Island and into Mucky bay. Mainly on nymphs, red holographic dial bachs, green dial bachs or size 12 and 14 black buzzers.
Monday saw the first day of the volatile weather. 20 mph winds and heavy showers, meant it wasn’t going to be the most comfortable day for boat fishing. Andrew Bentley and Peter Andrews didn’t mind though, their rods kept bending. Catching over 20 fish between them. A blob top dropper followed by two black buzzers size 10 and 12 doing the damaged, fished at around 20 feet on a Di5 sinking line.
Tuesday was the first day of noticeable change in water temperature. Unfortunately, however wind speeds of 25mph and gusts to 45 prevented the boats from going out. There were however two hardy bank anglers fighting against the wind. Mr Foulds and Mr Allison had hoped to boat fish but weren’t disappointed to fish the bank after they returned to the lodge having caught 41 fish between them. Giving Tuesday a rod average of 20.5 fish per rod. Its fishing its head off! The pair fished the Hawthorn hedge to Sam’s Dyke with green dial bachs fish on a washing line. Fish could be seen, moving in the surface in a few feet of water making them an easy cast to reach from the bank.
The winds dropped slightly on Wednesday allowing the boats out again. It wasn’t particularly comfortable though, most boat anglers taking shelter in Dogwood bay or the Belle. Clive Moore and Ian Jobe caught a dozen between them from the Hawthorn Hedge bay, fishing buzzers high in the water. Bob Thompson had a good afternoon catching 5 nicely silvered fish on a selection of dry flies, bobs bits, crippled midge and a CDC. The rod average remained high, not as high as Tuesday though, a more realistic 9.09, not bad for the second week of June !
Winds were lighter still for Thursday, and fish could be seen frequently taking from the surface. Nicklamyman and Bill Hill bank fished the Belle catching nearly 20 fish between them on a selection of nymphs. David Moore and friends boat fished, all catching extremely well from boats drifting the basin. Most opted to fish dries, ginger Middas and claret hoppers taking the vast majority of their fish. Mark Hunt made a late appears to fish the evening rise, he wasn’t disappointed to hear the fish had been rising all day and wish he’d arrived earlier. He tucked his boat in the slack water behind the Island and fished dries. Shipmans buzzers and Daddies accounting for his 11 fish.
The excellent fishing continued for Friday and into the weekend, Sean Glover and Dave Gregory had a good day, netting a dozen fish each on nymphs fished on a washing line. Chis Hubbard also had a successful session, constantly catching fish from the main basin of various methods. John Honey caught well on Saturday catching 20 plus fish on a red dial bach from the dam and the cowshed to the turn rafts..Alex Booth Fly Fishers enjoyed their group visit. 14 anglers boat fished and caught 33fish between them weighing 66lbs 7ozs. Top rod on the day was Vic Byrne catching 6 fish for a weight of 12lbs plus 2 hour time bonus. best fish was caught by Jeff Savidgeweighing 2lbs 9ozs. Bob Clark and boat partner Joe Mollinson drifted from the Belle and both caught well on candy or tequilla blobs or a green cruncher.
Most boats opted to drift the main basin, with a few finding shelter in Mucky bay and found fish there too. Best methods were ginger or orange dries, dial bachs and damsel nymphs.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 130 Number Trout Taken:311 Number Trout Released:480 Total Catch: 791
Weekly Rod Average: 6
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 10:00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9:30pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3:00pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9:45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.30pm untilclose (Tickets on sale from 5.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10:00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 18th June 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

A bright and breezy start to the week and Monday saw the boats drifting between Dogwood Bay and Three Trees across the front of the dam. Despite the sunny spells the fish were showing well and the boats soon spread out along the reservoir.Being a westerly wind the lodge bank to the Island fished well with many of the fish caught on dries and emergers.
Bob Fitzpatrick and crew had a great day, 4 anglers between them boating over 100 fish. Bob, who is the inventor of the Yellow Owl CDC, said it was one of the best days he has had. They caught in numerous places including Sams Dyke, Mucky Bay and Dogwood Bay. Most of their fish fell to the deadly Yellow Owl. Horace Wood also did well catching 5 hard fighting fish by midday on Buzzers while drifting across the front of the dam. Steve Benby had 10 fish including a nice brown of 4lbs which he returned, they were all caught on dries. Mike Firth and Arthur Whale started their 5 day trip off well with 5 lovely rainbows all on CDC’s.
Bright conditions continued but not so breezy as the week progressed and catch returns remained good. On Tuesday Roger Charles had 5 fish off the bank including a Brown of approx. 6lbs which he returned. Karl Cowzer, who always fishes on the surface where possible, had 23 fish all on dries.. splendid fishing!!
The start of the Pike fly fishing season on Friday saw several predator hunters visit the Eyebrook, they were not disappointed. Plenty of fish were caught right throughout with the biggest of the day going to Jobe Burnham, a beauty of 22lbs. He caught a dozen fish in total. Guy Eldridge also had a great day catching around 20 fish with the largest in the high teens.
Towards the end of the week the hot weather had its effect on the fishing and the water temperature had risen to 19 degrees C. Meaning the bank fishing was very hard indeed. The boats were able to catch in the deeper water but Mark Hunt went against the odds and had 7 fish in Mucky Bay on CDC’s, crunchers and damsels.. there’s always one who has to spoil it for everyone else!!


PLEASE NOTE due to the heat : PIKE FISHING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey& Tom Bird.
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:134Number Trout Taken: 94Number Trout Released: 443Total Catch: 537 Weekly Rod Average: 4
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 21:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21:30
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 15:00
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 21:45
Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 until dusk (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John HorseyAnglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 9th July
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 179 Number Trout Taken:110 Number Trout Released:234 Total Catch: 344 Weekly Rod Average;1.92
A very mixed week at Eyebrook, which started extremely well. Monday saw a rod average of 4.3, with lots of fish feeding in the surface and being caught on dries whilst drifting the main basin. Unfortunately, the fun didn’t last though, Wednesday saw the return of warm weather, increasing the surface water temperature to over 20 degrees. Surface temperature at 7.30 am on Monday 10th was touching 22 degrees.
We are looking forward to the cooler weather forecast for the week ahead, mixed with a stronger breeze should cool the water somewhat.
Best Methods currently are fast sinking lines fishing in the main basin in 30 feet plus of water. Size 10 black buzzers will catch fish as will damsels, snakes and tubes. The secret is to wait for your line to sink and then wait another 30 seconds before retrieving to reach depths of 30 feet.
Bank fishing is extremely challenging at the moment. Most anglers fishing first or last thing with limited success.
Monday saw the best returns of the week, most anglers fished dries and fish were caught all over the reservoir, Mr Fox had a very good day fishing a size 14 CDC whilst drifting various areas of the reservoir. He caught most of his fish before 2 pm as the sun did show slightly. Mr Duxbury also had a very enjoyable day, netting 15 fish again on a CDC. Bill Law bank fished and caught 3 fish during his morning session from the Hawthorn hedge.
Tuesday the rod average dipped slightly, but was a respectable 3.8. Again, lots of fish showing and dries worked well. Karl Cowzer caught over a dozen fish to size 16 traditional dries whilst drifting the main basin. Roger Gibbons had an extremely good day. Roger was straight into fish on his first drift, fishing an orange hopper and a CDC casting to fish. Roger had caught 6 fish by 11am including a fish of 4lb when he resigned to the lodge for a coffee break. He finished the day with 13 fish to the boat. Bob Margery ventured to the north end of the reservoir and fished the cow shed to stoke dry old road. He caught 11 fish of which 5 he weighed in for a good weight of 12lb 6oz. Bob fished a washing line with dial bachs.
Wednesday saw the first day of challenging conditions, very bright, flat calm and extremely hot spelt disaster for dry fly anglers. The water temperature soon rose and the fish quickly dissented. Mr Holmes fished the buzzer and bung. A deadly method for flat calm conditions. He was rewarded with 9 fish from the dam wall.
Fishing remained challenging into the weekend with a rod average around 1 fish per rod most days. Mid Northants fly fishers held their Eric Godman trophy competition on Sunday. All competitors knew from the start it wasn’t going to be easy. Most fished deep in front of the dam wall. The best bag of 2 fish went to Frazer Duffy Jnr. His best two fish weighed in at 5lb 9oz. Best fish of the day was a 3lb 5oz rainbow caught by Seumas Halliday which took a snake fished of a sinking line. Overall rod average was 1.5.
Pike fishing has been suspended until the water temperatures drop. It unlikely this will be for a few weeks now. Please call the lodge on 01536 772 930 for the latest news or visit our facebok page flyfishstore.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
We would like to introduce two new members of staff to the Eyebrook team, Graham Henfrey & Toff Crowther who will be working alongside Lee Henfrey, Jobe Burnham & Simon Ware.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & head fishery ranger Jobe Burnham
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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘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 10.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00
Last 4 Hours from: 6.00 until (Tickets on sale from 5.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.15 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment

Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending week ending 30th July 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 114 Number Trout Taken: 75 Number Trout Released: 118 Total Catch: 193 Weekly Rod Average; 1.69
Eyebrook continues to fish well for the time of year. Lots of fish showing in the surface and in to the margins. Bank anglers have enjoyed good sport into the evenings, with lots of fish feeding on corixa and fry close into the margins a hairs ear CDC or nymphs fished on a washing line have worked well. Boats have been spread out for most of the week with catches being reported from all around the reservoir. Long drifts across the basin accounting for most fish on small dries.
Changeable conditions for the week previous meant the fish were very much on and off. Change in barometric pressure always has aninfluenceon the fishing. It is believed the change from low to high or high to low unsettles the fishes feeding patterns making them uncomfortable and lethargic.
Jason James paid another visit to Eyebrook at the start of the week. Fishing his ‘Dukes deadly’ a pattern he ties himself from orange seals fur, Jason caught 8 fish for his morning session. Jason fishes a single dry fly on 5lb tippet material. With clarity, still ‘gin clear’ many anglers are reporting lots of offers to the dries with many fish coming short and turning away at the last second.
Eyebrook regular Ken Waters boat fished Sams Dyke with a single Yellow Owl CDC, Ken caught 4 fish and had plenty of offers to keep him entertained. Ken is in a wheel chair and takes advantage of our wheely boats. Eyebrook has great facilities for the disabled angler, wheely boats are available for £17 a day or £10 for a part day. (pictures on our facebook page flyfishstore).
Thursday saw a healthy rod average of 3.27. Conditions were more settled, with cloud cover and a good breeze the fish were feeding just under the surface. John Eaton and Bill Presgrave boat fished near to the dam wall and had great success on a Diawl Bach fished on a washing line to keep it in the top few inches. The pair boated 10 fish between them. Head ranger Jobe Burnham got a float on his day off and boat fished with member Richard Watson. The pair drifted the basin fishing dries. Jobe stuck with the trusted Yellow Owl and Richard fished a firey brown shipman’s type pattern. Jobe had 39 offers to the dries but only hooked 9. Richard had a better hook up rate, hooking 5 and netting 3 for a dozen offers.
Mick Bennett took a day off work to celebrate his birthday and chose to spend it at Eyebrook. He boat fished, catching 8 fish during his short 4 hour session. Mick fished damsel patterns on a floating line. Casting to fish and retrieving at speed as soon as his flies touched the water he was rewarded with ferocious takes.
Member Bill Law fished the bank on Saturday morning. He chose to fish his favourite spot the Hawthorn hedge. Bill fished with two size 14 CDC’s, fished almost static. Bill caught 5 lovely conditioned rainbows and had many more offers too.
The weather forecast looks similar for the week ahead so fishing should remain consistent. Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly
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Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am until 9.15 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am until 9.15 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 3.00 pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00am until 9.15 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 4.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.30pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird & Eyebrook Head Ranger Jobe Burnham – limited places available. Book online www.flyfishtuition.co.uk
Further details contact the lodge – 01536 772 930
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 6th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 120 Number Trout Taken: 72 Number Trout Released: 120 Total Catch: 192
Weekly Rod Average; 1.6
Eyebrook remains consistently inconsistent! Various methods working on any day as the conditions have been changeable. The fish however remain in the top 6 feet and when conditions allow will go on the feed on the surface. Dries have been working, keep them small and a single fly so not to spook fish. Washing line has caught fish, Diawl bachs with a foam daddy on the point working well. Lures have also caught, cats whisker or damsels retrieved at speed also catching.
The bank fish has slowed slightly this week, cooler evenings have made the fish reluctant to rise with less fly life on the water. Boats are still catching from various areas of the reservoir. Long drifts across the main basin being most productive.
Mick Cartlidge and Phil Harding got the week off to a good start. Fishing a fast glass line and damsels during the bright morning and switching to dries during the afternoon they got it right on the day. Boating 30 plus fish to 3 and a half pounds. The pair fished Mucky bay during the morning and drifted the main basin with orange shipman’s, Yellow owls and Kate Mclarens during the afternoon.
The EnglishDisabled fly fishers held the annual Presidents cup match on Wednesday. 19 anglers fished the friendly competition on floating lines only. Top rod on the day was H Pritchett taking his 4 fish and catch and releasing a further 3 put him on top spot. Best fish of the day went to Trevor Ashby a lovely silvered fish of 2lb 8oz. ‘H’ and Trev shared a boat for the day and drifted the basin, starting long drifts from near the tower and finishing out from Robbos Cabin. They caught on various methods but Trev reported small black nymphs working best fished on a washing line. The fish that were spooned later in the day had a small number of black buzzers and corixa in them.
Thursday the wind blew! Only a hand full of hardy anglers tackled the 20 plus miles an hour winds from the North West. Nick Lamyman was one of those brave souls. He boat fished with regular boat partner Bill Hill. After a struggle, they finally got their anchor to hold in front of the dam wall and fished the best they could considering the conditions. Nick caught a fish second cast and the pair were hopeful for a successful trip! A couple of hours passed without any offers or fish to the boat so Nick changed tactics and fished deep on Di7 line and a large white lure. It wasn’t long before Nicks rod went right round and a good fish had taken his fly mid water. After a long fight Nick netted a super brown trout which was estimated to weight over 7lbs. The pair resided to the lodge pleased with their mornings achievements.
Friday fished the most consistently between anglers of the week. A respectable average of 2.95 fish a rod. Oliver Mills caught 5 fish on various lures on a floating line. Member Stuart Bilsden and Tony Tibbett caught 9 fish between them on Yellow Owl Cdc’s from across the main basin. Mark Hunt also had a good afternoon session, Netting 8 fish whilst fishing a Midge tip, with a cats whisker on the point and two crunchers drifting the basin.
With the Eyebrook water temperature below 18c degrees we have a further stocking of River Gwash Trout this week.
Please remember as we have a wild population of breeding brown trout in the Eyebrook all brown trout are to be returned to the water.
Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘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 9.00 pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 9.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 9.00 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.00 until 9.00 (Tickets on sale from 4.30)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.15 pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird & Eyebrook Head Ranger Jobe Burnham – limited places available. Book online www.flyfishtuition.co.uk
Further details contact the lodge – 01536 772 930
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 13th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 135 Number Trout Taken: 46 Number Trout Released: 95 Total Catch: 141
Weekly Rod Average; 1.04
Not the easiest of weeks this week at Eyebrook. Mainly due to the changeable weather conditions. Things did improve into the weekend however with Sunday seeing a rod average of 3.9. The best sport is certainly to be had whilst fishing dries or in the top few inches of water. Boats have been drifting the main basin and have caught in most areas of the reservoir. Bank anglers have struggled with the northerly winds but caught over the weekend from the dam wall and Hawthorn hedge. Damsels, Blobs and fry patterns are working fished on a floating line. Diawl bachs and corixa patterns working well around the margins fished on a washing line. Dries are the most productive way of fishing at the moment. Cdc’s,, shipman’s, hoppers and daddies are all working.
Stuart Bilsden and John Woodings boat fished on Monday. Taking 11 fish to the boat on daddies, Cdc’s and hoppers the pair found feeding fish 100 yards off Robbos cabin and drifted the area for most of the day. Conditions were terrible for Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong north winds and heavy rain did not do the fishing any good. A few hardy anglers braved it. Neil Benjamin and Ian Simmons boat fished and caught 6 fish on a black CDC taking shelter from the wind off the point of the island.
Friday and into the weekend fished considerably better. More fish were feeding on the surface and anglers reported more confident takes. Dr T Holmes and Mr D Dearman boat fished. Starting their drifts from the Island and drifting towards Pollards jump the pair caught 10 fish on natural foam daddies. Father and Son team Mr D and P Angell boat fished and caught 9 super rainbows. They found the fish went on the feed after 5.00 and were taking off the surface. They fished a crippled midge and a Yellow owl CDC drifting around the Island.
Sunday saw the best rod average of the week, a much more like it 3.9 with serval anglers catching 10 plus fish. Damsel worked and the usual dries, CDC and hoppers. Mr Jacobs caught 10 fish for an afternoon session fishing a Yellow Owl or a claret Hopper. Greame Bell had a cracking day netting fish continuously throughout the day. He fished up with 18 to the boat caught on Owls and a minkie fry pattern from all over the main basin. Mr Bettinson and grandson caught 6 fish for their morning session from the dam wall. Hopefully with more settled conditions the rod average will remain high. It won’t be much longer before we start to see daddies appear on the water. Which will certainly get the fish into a feeding frenzy. Orange foam daddies always seem to work best here at Eyebrook.
Please note the beginner’s tuition day on the 2nd September is now fully booked.
Please remember due to the wild population of brown trout we ask that ALL brown trout are to be returned to the water.
Water Temperature is 17 degrees, we shall be stocking a further 1100 rainbow trout this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 stocked with further stockings during August, September & October taking our overall stockings to 25,500
Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘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 8.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.45 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.30pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.30 until 8.45 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.45 until 8.45 (Tickets on sale from 4.15)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930 *** FULLY BOOKED ***
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 20th August 2017
Tel: 01536 772930 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 87 Number Trout Taken: 56 Number Trout Released: 148 Total Catch: 204
Weekly Rod Average; 2.34
More settled conditions have only improved the fishing at Eyebrook. Bank anglers have enjoyed great sport with a mass off fish feeding on the abundance of corixa and fry in the margins. Dogwood bay and the Belle are fishing particularly well with most anglers choosing not to wade. Boats are enjoying long drifts across the basin and catching well to emerger and dry fly patterns.
The week started slow with changing conditions but settled by mid week. Ian Jobe boat fished, drifting from Mucky bay towards the willows and caught 7 fish on a mini snake. Dave Shaer fished from an anchored boat in front of the dam wall and also caught 7 fish on an intermediate and a white fritz lure.
Stuart Bildsen boat fished on Thursday in reasonably wet conditions. He drifted the mian basin and found feeding fish from the middle of the basin to Robbos. He fished a pair of foam daddies and caught 10 fish.
Warden Jobe Burnham fished twice this week during his days off. Firstly, on Tuesday he boat fished at the Chestnut tree and Mucky bay. Making short drifts over the weed he fished a pair of size 14 yellow Owl CDC’s and took a fish or two on most drifts. As the sun became more prevalent around mid-day less fish could be seen rising so after a couple of drifts of not connecting to a fish, Jobe changed tactics to a slow intermediate and a fry pattern he had tied the evening before. Making longer drifts and covering the slightly deeper water Jobe connected with several fish including a beautiful brown of around 4 lbs and a rainbow of close to 5lbs. After a successful day Jobe was keen to fish again and fished on Saturday. A strong cold west wind prevailed making presentation difficult. Jobe fished a orange daddy and a natural daddy 8 feet apart and caught fish drifting from the Hawthorn hedge into open water. The fish weren’t committing very well and several fish bow waved behind the fly and didn’t connect. Jobe finished the day having netted 10 good rainbows including one fine overwintered specimen of 4lb 6oz.
Conditions were ‘spot on’ on Sunday and lots of fish were showing. Bank angler Bob Margery bank fished. Catching 9 fish before 11 o’clock bob was pleased with his morning. He caught his fish on a red headed diawl bach fished on a washing line with a white booby on the point. The boats did equally well and fish were reported to have been caught from various areas of the reservoir. Rupert Gibson enjoyed some great dry fly action. Fishing with daddies and hoppers he boated 10 fish whilst drifting around the Island. Danny Lovegrove caught his 6 fish during an afternoon session on a floating fry and red Diawl Bachs whilst drifting from the middle of the basin to Robbos. Sunday’s rod average, a respectable 4 fish per rod.
Water Temperature is 17 degrees, 1100 rainbow trout stocked this week, bringing the season total to over 19,500 with another 6,000 to be stock over the next 8 weeks!
Call the lodge on 01536 772 930 or visit our Facebook page flyfishstore for the latest reports.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey and Head ranger 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 note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Access
‘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 8.30pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 8.30 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.15pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.15until 8.30 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.30 until 8.30 (Tickets on sale from 4.00)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 9.45pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Saturday 2nd September – Beginners Tuition day with England Star Tom Bird – limited places available. Call the lodge to enquire or book – 01536 772 930 *** FULLY BOOKED ***

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