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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Eyebrook Reservior - 2018

    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 12th August 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 83 Number Trout Taken: 119 Number Trout Released: 328 Total Catch: 447
    Rod Average: 5.4

    Eyebrook is on ‘top form’, and doing what is renowned for, world class top of the water sport. Cooler air temperatures, particularly at night combined with windier days and heavy showers has lowered water temperature by a degree a day and is currently a much more fish friendly 18.5 degrees. The fish reacted to this pretty much over night and from mid-week there were plenty of fish moving in the surface across much of the reservoir.
    Boat anglers have enjoyed fantastic sport. Long drifts across the basin proving to be most successful. Starting from the lodge corner and drifting on a steady south westerly breeze to the netted bank. The majority of fish have come to dry flies or a washing line set up. Size 14 red holographic Diawl Bachs are a common mention on the returns page. Certainly, the smaller nymphs proving to be more successful, most probably due to how clear the water currently is. With cloud cover dries have worked well. Orange bodied daddies are always a favourite fly here at Eyebrook. Fished static or on other occasions move them through the surface causing a wake will induce a take. Other anglers have fished with hoppers, on, in or under the surface. What appear to be rising fish can often be miss leading to some anglers. Sometimes movement on the surface can indicated a fish feeding just benefit the surface film. Often a hopper that has slightly sunk will tempt these fish, so don’t be afraid to let your hoppers sink slightly, often this is deadly way of catching fish.
    Bank anglers have been catching fish from the Stones, Dogwood bay and of an evening The Belle to Hawthorns. Weed beds have grown fast over the past months with the amount of sunlight, but still aren’t causing to many problems for bank anglers. A washing line keeps your flies just above any weed or dry flies are the best tactics.
    The week started warm, water temperature was over 20 degrees and the bright sun didnt help at all. Wednesday saw the first signs of change. A stronger south westerly put oxygen into the water bringing feeding fish into the surface. The English Disabled Fly Fishers held their annual Presidents Cup friendly match. Trevor Ashby had the best return of the day catching 5 fish all on dry flies drifting from Dog wood Bay. Stuart Hume had the best bag of 4 fish for 7lb 4oz. Father and son duo Steve and Dave Lawrence had an evening boat. (Evening boats are currently from 16.45pm to 20.45 pm) The pair caught 10 fish for their 4 hour season on blobs and cats whiskers whilst anchored in dogwood bay.
    Fridays rod average rose to 5.8 fish a rod, pretty healthy for the middle of August! Lots of fish were caught of dry flies. Tony Gill took his 14 fish o black hoppers and candy split blob. Mr and Mr Fox had a red letter day constantly catching fish on dries whilst drifting the basin.
    Water temperature had fallen to 20 degrees come Saturday morning and the reservoir was boiling with fish first thing when wardens arrived on site. Brothers Chris and Lindsay Bates caught 11 fish between the during their morning session. They found more fish along the woodside bank and drifted the basin into Robbos Cabin. Bob Margery fished his favourite set up. Cats whisker on the point with a pair of Diawl Bachs as droppers caught him 14 fish whilst anchored 100 yards out from the Three Trees. Andrew Farmer caught over twenty fish and a perch for luck on very skinny Diawl Bachs fished high in the water.
    A good down poor cooled the water further during Saturday night and once the rain had stopped on Sunday morning conditions looked perfect. Eyebrook held a boat tuition day hosted by assistant fishery manager Jobe Burnham and with the assistance of top guide Lee Henfrey. The day was a great success with lots of new comers landing their very first fish and others landing their first from a boat! Well done to all participants.
    This concludes our boat courses for the season but we do have bank courses running in September and October across our sites. Please visit our website Fly Fish Tuition - Learn to fly fish in the Midlands, UK
    Tom Gamble fished from his float tube and caught over 10 fish from the Belle and Dogwood Bay. (there is no launch fee for float tubes at Eyebrook) Mr Lucas and his boat partner caught over 20 fished between them on dries and snakes making short drifts from the tower. Bret Hart had a very successful evening session on his float tube catching 11 fish on Diawl Bachs and a small olive nymph.
    Temperatures are forecast to remain cooler particularly at night for the week a head so the good sport should continue.


    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will 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 Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition

    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
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    Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
    We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
    Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
    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 20.45pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.45pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.45 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.45pm until 20.45 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.45pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 16.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.00pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 19th August 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 153 Number Trout Taken: 133 Number Trout Released: 520 Total Catch: 653
    Rod Average: 4.3
    The good sport continues at Eyebrook. Cool, overcast days with a south westerly have made perfect conditions for dry fly fishing. Water temperature is still slowly dropping and is now down to 19 degrees again. The fish remain spread across the basin, with nothing showing any further north than the island. Long drifts from Dogwood bay or The Hawthorns proving most successful. Natural Daddies or Hoppers are taking the majority of fish . Other anglers are fishing with blobs or washing line nymphs. Bank anglers are catching fish at the Hawthorn hedge, dam wall and Dogwood bay. The fishing has generally been consistent throughout the day, with the exception of the odd cold evening. This has put the fish off the top on a couple of occasions.
    Super conditions on Monday saw the rod average go over the 7 fish a rod mark. Most fish came to the dries, Draycote member Ed Douglas netted over twenty fish. (members can fish all reservoirs on a reduced permit rate). Mr Moffitt took seventeen fish whilst fishing a washing line with size 14 buzzers drifting the main basin. Mr P Smith bank fished into the evening and caught 5 nice fish fishing just on the edge of the weed beds.
    Tuesday saw a cooler wind with a hint of north in it. Most boats drifted into he dam wall fishing dries. Lots of fish were still showing particularly into Harrison’s corner. Father and Son duo Mark and Scott Seabrook caught 15 fish between them whilst boat fishing.
    Wednesdays average 4.9. A stronger wind meant most boats opted for shorter drifts from the Hawthorns or Belle. Thornton Member Norman Perkins enjoyed his visited to Eyebrook. Catching 15 fish for the day on Big reds or claret hoppers. Steve Lawrence had an evening boat and found fish straight away in dogwood bay. He caught 9 fish on blobs pulled through the surface.
    Wet weather on Thursday didn’t deter the fish at all. Mr Hazlet caught 7 fish on wickhams, teal blue and silver and a daddy whilst boat fishing in the basin. Mr cooper drifted into Harrisons corner and caught fourteen fish for an afternoon session. He fished a single fly after being ‘smashed up’ having several double hooks ups. The fly of choice was a foam arsed blob fished on a floating line.
    Top boat out on Friday were members Stuart Bilsdon and Tony Tibbett. They drifted the basin into Harrisons corner and caught over twenty fish to the boat pulling various flies through the surface. Bill Law bank fished at the Hawthorn hedge and caught 5 fish on a suspended hares ears pattern he ties himself. Bill also mentioned having a lot of offers and lost fish.
    The weekend fished equally with the majority of fish coming to the dries. Simon Hunt caught 13 fish on a small booby, diawl bachs or a holo pheasant tail nymph. Mr J Parnham caught 14 fish hoppers from a drifting boat. Tim Polito caught 9 fish on nymphs fished high in the water. Mr Machin had an interesting trip, catching 6 perch, 1 pike and 2 trout on buzzers and a caddis fly.
    With settled weather and a stocking every week the good sport looks set to continue, it’ll soon be time for the daddies !
    For bookings call the lodge – 01536 770 264




    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will 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 Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition

    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    .
    Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
    We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
    Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
    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 20.30pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.30pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.30 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.30pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 16.15pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.45 pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 26th August 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 172 Number Trout Taken: 240 Number Trout Released: 736 Total Catch: 976
    Rod Average: 5.7
    Its been the worst summer in my memory, for fishing that is, but certainly the best August for years. The rod average for this week was a comfortable 5.7 fish per rod and with 172 anglers visiting the reservoir t, the boats have been particularly busy. We recommend booking well in advance on 01536 770 264.
    Boats have enjoyed long drifts across open water. The favourite drift currently being the Hawthorn Hedge to netted bank or Three tress. Dry flies are generally catching most of the fish. Tan daddies, not too big, or a team of hoppers are doing the business. Nymphs have also worked fished on a washing line. A red holographic Diawl Bach is always a favourite here at Eyebrook.
    Bank anglers have caught fish, particularly during the morning. The hawthorns or Belle are top spots with the dam wall certainly worth a try. Remember to wear a life jacket whist fishing the dam wall. Life Jackets are supplied at the lodge.
    Conditions have been pretty good all week, with the occasional exception of heavy showers or a blusterier period. Roy and Bill bank fished on Monday morning. Conditions were ‘spot on’ for dries fished along the weed beds around the Belle and Hawthorn hedge. Both anglers caught, and Bill had 5 nice fish, a couple with silver rays running through their tails. Mr Thomas and friends enjoyed a short two-day break with us at Eyebrook. The group of 5 anglers enjoyed the good sport and caught on Cdc’s and other dries. (we offer two three and four day packages which can be split between any of our four waters, visit our website for more information – Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire.
    Tuesday was very much a day of two halves. Perfect conditions to start the day, a steady south westerly with cloud cover turned in to bright with flat calm periods by 2.00pm. Typically warden Jobe had an early finish that day and began his afternoon session at 2.00pm just as the sun broke through! He fished various hoppers and found the fish much preferred them fished sub surface, with hares ear or black taking most fish. Dave Shear had a very successful morning session and caught 7 fish, 5 of which fell to daddies the other 2 took a blob.
    Eyebrook guide and fishery warden Lee Henfrey has had some exceptional sport his week, fishing the reservoir on all three of his days off! Lee has recorded ‘cricket scores’ whilst fishing a pale natural daddy with plenty of floatant to ensure it sat proudly on the surface. Lee knows all of our waters exceptionally well and has fished Eyebrook since he was a boy. Having represented the country numerous times, he is an expert in all areas of fly fishing. Lee is available for guiding on all our waters. For more information or too book lee please call 01788 812018 and ask to speak to tuition manager Tom Bird.
    The rod average has been steady throughout the week, Thursday saw an average of 5.9 . Member Pete Welton and boat partner Mr Taylor caught 15 fish between them whilst drifting the front of the dam wall. Terry Bayes and boat partner Ash cooper had an exceptional day catching on various methods fished high in the water, from a drifting boat. Jamie Scott caught 9 fish including a 4lb brown trout on a Midas, Pheasant tail nymph and black cormorants fished on a floating line.
    Conditions were pretty appalling for Sunday. Extremely heavy rain from 11.00 am and winds with gusts of 30 mph made for challenging conditions. Blobs or white lures worked best, pulled through the wave. Mr Darlow and Mr Evens caught over 20 fish from the middle of the basin and had several double hook ups. Mr Mitchel and Mr Burn caught 11 fish each on Fabs (foam arsed blobs) and daddies, again pulled through the surface to induce a take.
    The forecast for the week ahead is for overcast days with a south westerly wind. We have another 1100 fish scheduled to be stocked this week so the good sport will continue!


    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will 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 Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition

    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    .
    Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
    We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
    Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
    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 20.15pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.15pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.15 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.15pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 16.00pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.30 pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
    Hidden Content Hidden Content www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 2nd September 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 231 Number Trout Taken: 312 Number Trout Released: 1024 Total Catch: 1336
    Rod Average: 5.8

    The great sport continues ! Eyebrook on top form, 231 anglers visited the reservoir this week and caught a total of 1336 fish for a rod average of 5.8! The fish remain very spread across open water, with a few fish starting to show past the Island. Drifts across the main basin proving most successful, fishing dries with plenty of fish to cast too. Smaller daddies, natural colours, moved across the surface, hoppers, and big reds are all worth fishing. Fish are also being cauaght on the nympns, small is the key to success though. Size 16 black buzzers or Diawl bachs well worth a try. Bank anglers are taking a few fish from along the Liecester bank but often find the fish are at that 40 to 50 yards mark from the bank and are frustratingly just that little bit too far out.
    There have been many excellent returns this week with many boats recording cricket scores. Andy Birkett and Brent Vinall were one of those. Whilst enjoying a three day break at Eyebrook. (we offer 2, 3 and 4 day breaks that can be spread across any of our four waters, visit our website for more information Short Break Packages | Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery) Andy and Brent visited the reservoir in hope of top of the water sport. They certainly weren’t disappointed after catching over 20 fish to the boat each day. The pair fished a washing line with size 16 buzzers or dry daddies across the basin to great affect. They also found fish out from mucky bay. Big fish and rudder expert Steve Rainbow come in pursuit of another monster this week. (steve caught a 12lb rainbow earlier in the year at Eyebrook and is currently holding the biggest fish of the season spot) He made many long drifts through the middle and caught 15 fish on large fly patterns such as snakes or tubes. Steve caught on intermediate or slow sink lines proving all the fish are near the surface.
    Mark Rooney and Lloyd Pallet boat fished and returned over 30 fish. They found a washing line with nymhs worked best for the brighter conditions during the morning and big reds or emerger patterns throughout the afternoon when there was intermittent cloud cover. They found fish equally spread all across the basin.
    There have been a few fish showing in shallower water past the island but are ‘challenging’ to tempt in the clear water. Peter Hutchison anchoered off the wead beds at the Pens and managed to tempt one good fish of 3lb 2 oz on a hares ear.
    Friday into the weekend fished exceptionally well with a rod average of nearing 7 fish a rod most days. Mr Gillespie caught 16 fish on a FAB (Foam arsed blob) Yellow owls and a popper hopper whist drifting infront of the dam wall. Mr Winser found feeding grown on fish out from the island. He fished a poper hopper and red Diawl bachs and caught 8 fish including one at 4.0lb and a 3lb 8oz specimen.
    The All Abilities Friendly Fly fishers had an outing to Eyebrook on Sunday. The group, arranged by Mark Goodge, aims to support and promote fishing as a pass time for the enjoyment of all anglers. They help beginners and experienced anglers to access reservoirs across the midlands. If your looking to join a friendly group of anglers please contact the fishing lodge and we can pass your details to Mark or Like their facebook page (aafff all abilities friendly fly fishers). 12 anglers caught 55 fish most on dries from drifting boats.
    The forecast this week is again for dry overcast days. The wind is due to change to a North for Tuesday and Wednesday so long drifts from the Island to the dam wall will work well. Air Temperature continues to fall as does water temperature which is currently at 18 degrees.



    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will 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 Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition

    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    .
    Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
    We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
    Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
    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 20.00pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 14.30pm until 20.00 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.00pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 15.45pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 8.00 pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
    Hidden Content Hidden Content www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 23rd September 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 163 Number Trout Taken: 124 Number Trout Released: 670 Total Catch: 794
    Rod Average: 4.9
    So far this season we have had snow, rain and coloured water followed by gin clear water and ridiculous temperatures, so it was about time we had some gale force winds just to slow things down again. It has certainly been a frustrating season! On two occasions this week we were unable to allow the boats out.
    Fishing has certainly been mixed this week, mainly due to tough conditions on the windy days. Boats are still enjoying the best of the sport. The fish remain high in the water even in a rough conditions and are certainly on the feed. Happy to chase most flies through the surface, blobs, boobies or floating fry patterns are attracting a lot of interest. Fish are still coming to daddies and hoppers too, particularly on the warmer stiller days. Most fish are holding across the basin and remain evenly spread. More fish are showing an interest in the fry across the dam wall and into Harrison’s corner. Still quiet past the island with only the odd better-quality fish putting in an appearance. Bank anglers have found things tricky this week with the wind speed and directions. The Island has proved most successful in a north or north westerly and the dam wall in a south or south westerly. Fry patterns or corixa patterns working best fished just under the surface.
    Monday got the week off to an absolute flier with 26 anglers catching 252 fish for a very impressive average of 9.7! There were mentions of a mixture of patterns on the returns sheet. Dave Shaer caught his fish on black buzzers and daddies. Andy Birkett caught extremely well om hoppers, hares’ ears and very small buzzers. Bill Woods and Hugh Munro had an exceptional day returning over 40 fish on small black dries or small daddies. Most boats starting their drifts at the tower and finishing off at the netted bank.
    Tuesday was a blustery one and winds getting close to the 25mph maximum that we are able to allow boats out in. Every boat took shelter out from the lodge corner as anchors struggled to hold. John Wilson had a good session returning a dozen fish that came to daddies. Members Roy Swinfield and Lindsay Bates were lucky their anchor held just off the tower where there were a lot of feeding fish. They caught nearly 20 fish each on buzzers or Diawl bachs fished on a washing line.
    No boats out on Wednesday meant it was bank fishing or no fishing. The wind blew strong from the Leicester bank. The Island, Belle or dam wall were the only places anglers could get a respectable line out. Fry patterns along the dam wall worked as well as anything.
    Ten anglers called the Paisley Patterns managed to fish two of their three day package. They all caught fish on Thursday with 87 fish returned between them. Most of the fish came to buzzers, Diawl bachs or CDC patterns from across the basin. Dave Scholefield had an exceptional morning with 18 fish to the boat. Dave fished small buzzers on a washing line.
    57 anglers fished on Saturday which proved to be the best conditions of the week and between them caught 287 fish for an average of 5.13. Lots of fish coming to the dries again with orange bodied daddies being a favourite. Mr Lynch and Mr Mcnaughton got stuck in and returned over 30 fish between them that were all caught in the top 3ft. Boobies, blobs or dries doing the damage. The Paisley Patterns were back on the water again and this time took 91 fish between them again all from on or just under the surface. Member Bob Margery had an interesting day. He struggled up until lunch time having only a couple of fish but found the afternoon fished much better and caught 9 fish on Diawl bachs and a cat’s whisker. Mr Hancox and Mr Price targeted the fry feeders with snake patterns and were rewarded with 18 fish between them from across the basin.
    Mixed returns for Sunday, bank anglers struggled in the north winds and the cold air temperatures meant the fish were reluctant to feed off the surface. Most fish came to lures and blobs pulled on a slow intermediate line. Ian Jobe found an area of fry feeders in the basin and fished with a small snake to have a bonanza of a day. He caught 25 fish including two browns and had several fully finned fish of over 4lbs. Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield did fish dries and manged 19 fish between them.
    With the water temperature now dropping off fast we are now allowing pike fly fishing again. There have been reports of pike of over 20lbs been caught over the weekend and perch of over 3lbs. Pike are a great alternative species to target on the fly. The Eyebrook record currently stands at 31lb and was caught earlier this year on the fly by Jobe Burnham, photo on our Facebook page. If you have any questions about pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Lodge. Jobe is our Pike fishing guide on the reservoir and is always more than happy to help.
    The forecast for the week looks to much more settle and the wind will return to the west. For updates contact the Eyebrook lodge – 01536 770 264

    Dates for your Diaries

    Blue Trout Trophy has ben postponed to Sunday the 14th October. Traditionally the blue trout is a team match between the EDFF and Eyebrook members but we have opened it into a pairs match with each pair also fishing for the Eyebrook or EDFF. Please bring a raffle prize to support he EDFF. To book call the lodge – 01536 770 264
    Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fish kill to the boat. Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264
    .
    Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
    We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
    Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
    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 19.15pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.45pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.45pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 14.45pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 14.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.00 pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
    Hidden Content Hidden Content www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 7th October 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods:213 Number Trout Taken: 252 Number Trout Released: 548 Total Catch: 800
    Rod Average: 3.8
    Last day of fishing for the 2018 season will be Wednesday 31st October
    Another productive week for Eyebrook. Boats anglers are enjoying the best of the sport, drifting the basin the fish remain spread across open water. The majority of fish now coming to fry patterns, ,minkies, zonkers or snakes doing particularly well fished from a floating or intermediate line. Several anglers have mentioned catching fish from around the weed beds at the north of the Reservoir. Corixa or floating fry patterns are the best way to target these resident fish. There have been several notable catches of big fry feeding browns. The best being a 7lb 12oz brown caught by warden Toff Crowther. (all brown trout are to be retuned).
    Bank anglers are finding more fish in the margins now. Chris Bates fished at the Cowshed and caught 4 fish feeding around the weed beds. The netted bank has also been producing good sport particularly on over cast day with a south or south Easterly wind.
    Pike fly fishing has been particularly excellent this season with the record being broken several times. This week we haven’t heard of any monsters but plenty of fish to 20lbs being caught. Please remember pike fishing is strictly fly only!
    Brent Hart had the first big brown of the week, weighing 7lb. Brent caught the specimen from his float tube whilst fishing near the tower. (there is no launch free for tubes at Eyebrook) There were also a lot of fish coming to dry flies earlier in the week. Ed Douglas had 25 fish on dries from across the basin and D Skedd caught 12 fish to a Red Klinkhammer.
    There have been several good quality rainbows caught this week, many getting close to the 4lb mark. Mr Birkett and Mr Ninal caught very well once again with 30 fish to the boat. Their fish came to Black buzzers on a size 14 or hares ears on a size 12. Mr Coley and Mr Taft fished with slim lines and fry patterns to nett a dozen fish from infront of the dam wall. Gareth Debenham caught 2 browns in four casts whilst anchored near to the towers. The biggest was around the 5lb mark. Gareth’s fish both took a minkie fished on an intermediate line.
    Wednesday fished well with 207 fish being caught by 33 anglers for an average of 6.3. Pete Reeve had a good session and fished traditional wet flies such as silver Invicta’s and an Alexandras. Father and son team Clive and Jamie Moore boat fished with floating lines, blobs and minkies and had an excellent day catching 30 fish between them from across the basin.
    Colder nights and a wet day Saturday did slow things down somewhat. Most fish coming to fry patterns around 2 feet below the surface. The wind had changed to a south for Friday allowing Keith Johnson to bank fish from the netted bank. Keith caught 5 fish close in the margins.
    Sunday saw the average back to 3.9 fish a rod with warmer conditions there were noticeably more fish feeding on the surface. Clarets hoppers or daddies worked for several anglers, as did floating fry or popper minkies for others. Clive Wilkins caught 16 fish on Daddies. Mick Hill and boat partner A Nowak caught over twenty fish between them on Boobie, dries and Diawl bachs whilst drifting into the three trees.
    The forecast for the week is for much warmers days with temperatures set to return to 20 degrees.

    Blue Trout Trophy has ben postponed to Sunday the 14th October. Traditionally the blue trout is a team match between the EDFF and Eyebrook members but we have opened it into a pairs match with each pair also fishing for the Eyebrook or EDFF. Please bring a raffle prize to support he EDFF. To book call the lodge – 01536 770 264
    Eyebrook Fur and Feather Sunday 28th October – This popular pairs match will be fished to a 12 fih kill to the boat. Bacon rolls will be served in the morning and warm soup into the evening. Please bring a raffle prize to support the EDFF. To Book call the Lodge – 01536 770 264
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    Photographs on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
    We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome. We will also have float tube available for you to hire at the Eyebrook this season.
    Guiding available with England International Lee Henfrey, Fishery Ranger Toff Crowther & assistant Eyebrook manager 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 be aware with our upper fish limit been reduced from 8 fish to a 6 fish limit in future all 8 Fish stamps will be eligible for a free 6 fish permit once you reach the required number of stamps
    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 until18.30pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 18.30 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 13,.30 pm Afternoon Boats: 13.30pm until 18.30pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 14.30pm until pm (Tickets on sale from 14.15pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 18.45 pm
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