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    Default Eyebrook Reservior - 2018

    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 25th March 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 95 Number Trout Taken: 116 Number Trout Released: 378 Total Catch: 494
    Weekly Rod Average; 5.2

    What a difference a week makes. Eyebrooks rod average has consistently increased every day this week, finishing on a high of 9.16 fish per rod and there no reason why it won’t continue to rise with another stocking today (Monday 26th) and water temperature rising daily.
    Bank anglers have seen the best of the sport with the fish feeding in shallow water around the margins. Boat anglers aren’t missing out and see best results whilst anchored no more than 50 yards from the bank. Water clarity was poor at the start of the week, most anglers fished black and green or green and white lures and found fish around the Hawthorns to Sams Dyke. As the week progressed, water temperature rose, clarity improved dramatically, and good hatches of buzzers could be seen, particularly into early afternoon when air temperatures just managed to get into double figures. Maybe spring is finally upon us?
    On Wednesday we saw the first signs of improvement, a westerly wind and brighter conditions. Chris Heyburn was over the moon with his first fish of the day, a brown trout of nearly 5lbs took his green and white lure in Dogwood bay. (we ask anglers to return all brown trout) Chris also tempted several rainbows on the same fly. Shortly after hearing of Mr Heyburn’s catch, Rob Mungovan from the wild trout trust caught a brownie of similar size from the dam wall. His fish took a Leprechaun a deadly pattern that personally I haven’t heard of, must have been from before my time!
    Things kept improving for Thursday and Friday with more anglers venturing to the reservoir. Bank anglers caught particularly well. Darren Spooner caught 5 from the Hawthorns whilst fishing with a black and Silver lure including a 5lb brown. Member Mr Thompson had a good start to his season, tempting 8 fish from the Hawthorns area.
    Saturday was the first day we saw a reasonable hatch of buzzers. Most anglers reported catching fish at various depths but the majority taking size 10 or 12 buzzers at 2 to 3 feet. Mr Wells fished at the Chestnut Tree and caught continuously throughout the day. Eyebrook warden Lee Henfrey fished his own ‘Eyebrook bloodworm’ under the bung at 2 feet and caught several fish. Best fishing is certainly early afternoon at the moment. Rod average for Saturday was 6.
    Sunday was warmest day of the week. A steady north westerly meant ideal buzzers conditions. Member Bill Law bank fished at Badger point. He caught 16 fish for a morning session on a stick/ caddis variant and mini lures all of which he ties himself. There have been several overwintered rainbows also putting in an appearance. Toff Crowther caught a 3 lb rainbow on a white humungous, on his fish cast in Mucky bay. “the fish went like a steam train”. Colwick Fly Fishers had a group trip to Eyebrook. All Members caught extremely well on various methods. Blobs, cat’s whiskers and buzzers doing the business. A special mention to John Parnham who had a red-letter day. John fished with an intermediate line and a snake and caught two incredible brown trout. One at 7lbs and another around 10lbs! Pictures on our Facebook page. Flyfishstore. Sundays rod average was a very respectable 9.16.
    After Draycote’s very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Sunday 8th April. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition








    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 19:30 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19:30 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:30 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 15:30pm until 19.30 pm (Tickets on sale from 15.15pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 19.45pm
    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
    Scierra Pairs heat at the Eyebrook 31st March, to book Scierra Pairs - Home
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
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    Default Re: Eyebrook Reservior - 2018

    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 1st April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 121 Number Trout Taken: 360 Number Trout Released: 919 Total Catch: 1279
    Weekly Rod Average; 10.57
    Eyebrook is on top form with a week’s rod average of 10.57 even with unfavourable conditions at times. A cold north or north easterly wind for much of the week, a hard frost on Thursday and Torrential rain Friday into the weekend didn’t make for ideal fly fishing conditions. Water temperature remains unseasonably low with masses of cold rainwater entering the reservoir, the level rose 2 ft during Friday night making getting anglers into boats challenging with the pontoons inaccessible!
    Boats and bank fishing equally well. The Hawthorns to Sams Dyke and Netted are still producing great sport for the bank anglers. Boats have been catching from most of the shallow areas of the reservoir. Sams Dyke, Pollards Jump and The Willows being the hot spots.
    Lures such as black tadpoles, green and white fritz tadpole and blobs are accounting for most of the big returns of fish. Anglers fishing them on a variety of lines from floating to Sink 5 lines depending on their chosen speed of retrieve. Bank anglers have had most success on more natural patterns such as buzzers, hare’s ears or diawl bachs. There have been buzzer hatches mostly into early afternoon as the air temperature rises. We hope to see more buzzer activity into the next weeks as air temperatures are forecast to get to 15 degrees come next weekend.
    Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield got the week off to a flyer catching well into double figures each. Mark was struggling at lunch time hadn’t netted a fish. Ian however had been steadily catching all morning on blobs. Mark who likes to fish more traditional methods had to make the hard decision to fish with a blob ! He was straight into fish and was pleased to see his rod bending plenty of times. After an hour of fast action Mark changed to Black buzzers and continued to catch at a good rate. The pair fished at Pollards Jump to the willows. Nigel Woolnough enjoyed a quick evening session. Fishing for no more than 2 hours and 45 minutes he fished Harrison’s corner and returned 11 nice rainbows that took a yellow lure or a black buzzer.
    Mr Dimmick and Mr Guigan enjoyed their three day package. (We offer 2, 3, and 4 day packages for both single and two man boats, which can be split between any of our waters. For prices and details visit our website Fly Fish Store - Buy Fishing Tackle, Clothing and Accessories ) the pair caught nearly 100 over the three days on black lures or orange blobs fished on slow sinking lines fishing from Robbos to the Willows. Roger Gibbons bank fished from several areas including The Chestnut Tree, Hawthorns and Willows and caught 8 fish on a Montana nymph.
    Thornton Member Andy Lillie bank fished on Thursday and was met with a hard frost. Things started slowly but once Andy had found the fish at the Belle he soon had a bend in his rod. He finished the day having netted 13 fish with the majority taking a teguilla blob. (members from our other waters will receive a discount when visiting Eyebrook, for full details ask a member of staff) Members Dave Schofield, Lindsay Bates and Roy Swinfield chose to fish the more shelter netted bank in a North Westerly wind. All three anglers caught good numbers of fish on various nymphs fished as near to static as possible from a floating line.
    Friday was a busy day with lot of anglers practising for Saturdays Scierra Pairs match. Jamie Scott had a great day. Boat fishing, he caught over 20 fish on green and white lures, damsels and black buzzers. It was just a shame about the weather as the heavens opened mid-afternoon! Micheal Farrell enjoyed his afternoon bank fishing off the Three Trees, he found a 3ft midge tip worked best with a team of crunchers.
    The Scierra Pairs heat held on Saturday saw 14 pairs of anglers take to the water including all three of our in-house guides. With the reservoir rising about 2ft overnight due to heavy rain, conditions looked tricky however Jobe Burnham, Toff Crowther and Lee Henfrey all caught their limit before 11.30 on a mixture of lures on sinking lines. With Jobe and Toff being the eventual winners of the event with a bag of 12 fish for 23lb 1oz. Full results can be found on our Facebook page (flyfishstore). Now is the perfect time to book one of our in-house guides to look at improving your sinking line work to understand how to maximise catches on earlier season fish and hopefully fool one of our large resident brown trout while doing it. To book a guide please visit Guiding | Fly Fish Tuition
    Sunday was an all-round pretty miserable day, only a few bank anglers putting in an appearance. Mr Findlay had a good day fishing the Olde Road in Sam’s Dyke, caught 14 fish on a cats whisker. The rod average for Sunday 5.13.
    The reservoir has coloured at the North end, from the Island to the Eye brook but clarity remains good around the main basin. We advise anglers to call the lodge on 01536 770 264 to check clarity as we expect more heavy rain today.
    A notice to all bank anglers, The Leicester bank (Lodge to The Cowshed) will be closed on Saturday 7th April as Eyebrook is hosting an Elite Performance Program bank match. We currently require stewards for this match. This is a great opportunity for Eyebrook Regulars to watch some of the best anglers from across the UK. If you would like to put your name forward to be a steward, please speak to Jobe Burnham at the fishing lodge on 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 19:45 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19:30 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:45 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 15:45pm until 19.45 pm (Tickets on sale from 15.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.00 pm
    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
    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 1st April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 121 Number Trout Taken: 360 Number Trout Released: 919 Total Catch: 1279
    Weekly Rod Average; 10.57
    Eyebrook is on top form with a weeks rod average of 10.57 even with unfavourable conditions at times. A cold north or north easterly wind for much of the week, a hard frost on Thursday and Torrential rain Friday into the weekend didnt make for ideal fly fishing conditions. Water temperature remains unseasonably low with masses of cold rainwater entering the reservoir, the level rose 2 ft during Friday night making getting anglers into boats challenging with the pontoons inaccessible!
    Boats and bank fishing equally well. The Hawthorns to Sams Dyke and Netted are still producing great sport for the bank anglers. Boats have been catching from most of the shallow areas of the reservoir. Sams Dyke, Pollards Jump and The Willows being the hot spots.
    Lures such as black tadpoles, green and white fritz tadpole and blobs are accounting for most of the big returns of fish. Anglers fishing them on a variety of lines from floating to Sink 5 lines depending on their chosen speed of retrieve. Bank anglers have had most success on more natural patterns such as buzzers, hares ears or diawl bachs. There have been buzzer hatches mostly into early afternoon as the air temperature rises. We hope to see more buzzer activity into the next weeks as air temperatures are forecast to get to 15 degrees come next weekend.
    Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield got the week off to a flyer catching well into double figures each. Mark was struggling at lunch time hadnt netted a fish. Ian however had been steadily catching all morning on blobs. Mark who likes to fish more traditional methods had to make the hard decision to fish with a blob ! He was straight into fish and was pleased to see his rod bending plenty of times. After an hour of fast action Mark changed to Black buzzers and continued to catch at a good rate. The pair fished at Pollards Jump to the willows. Nigel Woolnough enjoyed a quick evening session. Fishing for no more than 2 hours and 45 minutes he fished Harrisons corner and returned 11 nice rainbows that took a yellow lure or a black buzzer.
    Mr Dimmick and Mr Guigan enjoyed their three day package. (We offer 2, 3, and 4 day packages for both single and two man boats, which can be split between any of our waters. For prices and details visit our website Fly Fish Store - Buy Fishing Tackle, Clothing and Accessories ) the pair caught nearly 100 over the three days on black lures or orange blobs fished on slow sinking lines fishing from Robbos to the Willows. Roger Gibbons bank fished from several areas including The Chestnut Tree, Hawthorns and Willows and caught 8 fish on a Montana nymph.
    Thornton Member Andy Lillie bank fished on Thursday and was met with a hard frost. Things started slowly but once Andy had found the fish at the Belle he soon had a bend in his rod. He finished the day having netted 13 fish with the majority taking a teguilla blob. (members from our other waters will receive a discount when visiting Eyebrook, for full details ask a member of staff) Members Dave Schofield, Lindsay Bates and Roy Swinfield chose to fish the more shelter netted bank in a North Westerly wind. All three anglers caught good numbers of fish on various nymphs fished as near to static as possible from a floating line.
    Friday was a busy day with lot of anglers practising for Saturdays Scierra Pairs match. Jamie Scott had a great day. Boat fishing, he caught over 20 fish on green and white lures, damsels and black buzzers. It was just a shame about the weather as the heavens opened mid-afternoon! Micheal Farrell enjoyed his afternoon bank fishing off the Three Trees, he found a 3ft midge tip worked best with a team of crunchers.
    The Scierra Pairs heat held on Saturday saw 14 pairs of anglers take to the water including all three of our in-house guides. With the reservoir rising about 2ft overnight due to heavy rain, conditions looked tricky however Jobe Burnham, Toff Crowther and Lee Henfrey all caught their limit before 11.30 on a mixture of lures on sinking lines. With Jobe and Toff being the eventual winners of the event with a bag of 12 fish for 23lb 1oz. Full results can be found on our Facebook page (flyfishstore). Now is the perfect time to book one of our in-house guides to look at improving your sinking line work to understand how to maximise catches on earlier season fish and hopefully fool one of our large resident brown trout while doing it. To book a guide please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/guiding/
    Sunday was an all-round pretty miserable day, only a few bank anglers putting in an appearance. Mr Findlay had a good day fishing the Olde Road in Sams Dyke, caught 14 fish on a cats whisker. The rod average for Sunday 5.13.
    The reservoir has coloured at the North end, from the Island to the Eye brook but clarity remains good around the main basin. We advise anglers to call the lodge on 01536 770 264 to check clarity as we expect more heavy rain today.
    A notice to all bank anglers, The Leicester bank (Lodge to The Cowshed) will be closed on Saturday 7th April as Eyebrook is hosting an Elite Performance Program bank match. We currently require stewards for this match. This is a great opportunity for Eyebrook Regulars to watch some of the best anglers from across the UK. If you would like to put your name forward to be a steward, please speak to Jobe Burnham at the fishing lodge on 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 19:45 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 19:30 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 19:45 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 15:45pm until 19.45 pm (Tickets on sale from 15.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.00 pm
    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
    Hidden Content Hidden Content www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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    Default Re: Eyebrook Reservior - 2018

    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 8th April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 149 Number Trout Taken: 183 Number Trout Released: 698 Total Catch: 881
    Weekly Rod Average; 5.9
    We thought spring had sprung, we have blossom the Hawthorns are coming into leaf and a noticeable increase in fly life only to be halted by north winds with more rain! The week looked promising, Tuesday was noticeably warmer with a southerly wind and although the water level rose 2 feet at the weekend clarity remained good. From Wednesday levels dropped and clarity deteriorated, Clarity is currently at 3 feet and improving daily. The fish have still been pulling though, anglers have caught on a range of methods this week with buzzers becoming increasingly productive. Boat and bank still fishing very evenly with fish being tightly shoaled into the margins. For the first part of the week bank anglers continued to enjoy good sport off the netted bank from the three trees to Robbos cabin, particularly in a north or Easterly wind. The Cowshed to Stoke Dry fished very well over the weekend with the Cowshed, Black Cabin and Norris Dyke proving to be the most productive pegs for Saturdays Elite Performance Program bank heat. Boat anglers have found fish in various areas. Pollards jump and the Island both producing good sport. Sunday saw the boats fishing at the northern part of the Reservoir. The Chestnut Tree to the Cowshed fishing very well on both lure and nymph tactics.
    Easter Monday fished well, Mr ross and Mr Leon boat fished returning 18 fish between them on a black and green tadpole whilst drifting into the hawthorns bank. Steve Rainbow got a quick evening session in and caught 3 fish on blobs bank fishing at the Belle. Tuesday was noticeable warmer which brought out the crowds! Lots of bank anglers fished the netted bank and all caught well on buzzers fished on various methods. Roy Swinfield fished washing line using a cruncher booby on the point to keep his buzzers in the top few inches, whereas Lindsay Bates fished a straight through method. Lindsay let his buzzers drift round on the steady ripple creating a natural presentation. Both methods worked equally well with both anglers catching into double figures.
    The Reservoir didn’t look particularly inviting on Wednesday morning. The coloured water which had been holding off past the Island had dispersed leaving most of the reservoir with little more than 18 inches of visibility. Higham Ferrers had a club outing. 12 anglers fished to a 6 fish kill friendly competition. The reservoir fished surprisingly well, P Holland had bagged up by 13.00 with a bag of 6 fish for 12lb 4oz. Mr Holland found the fish at the Island, casting a black lure right to the bank on a slow sinking line.
    Chris Hawkins enjoyed a very successful trip on Friday. After a slow morning Chris found the fish at Pollards jump. Fishing a straight-line buzzer method, he had three hours of none stop action, catching some super quality fish. Chris’s friends and colleagues Rodger Symons and Kevin Pearson also had a cracking day, they fished a cormorant tied with a holographic flash and cats whiskers drifting from the Willows into open water.
    Saturday saw a first here at Eyebrook. The Elite Performance Programs First Reservoir bank heat. 14 world class anglers fished for points to become part of the AT TEFF teams for the 2019 World Championship in Tasmania and the European Championship in Montenegro. Anglers fished dedicated pegs, changing pegs every 55 minutes. The competition was catch and release only. Controllers were on hand to measure each fish before safely returning it. A big Thank you to all Controllers both on the Saturday and Sunday your help was very much appreciated. Pegs were set from Dogwood bay to the cowshed and every peg produced fish. Fishery staff were concerned with the clarity particularly at the Cowshed peg. Staff were pleasantly surprised to hear that this proved to be one of the most productive pegs with some anglers catching 7 or 8 fish during the 55-minute session. This proves that fish will still feed in coloured water and are most certainly catchable. Saturdays rod average was a healthy 5.76 (not including the EPP anglers) with many anglers recording double figure returns. Mr Chewter and Mr Ormiston caught very well on buzzers fished straight through anchored off Pollards Jump. (Straight-line or Straight through refers to anglers just fishing buzzers without a bung or buoyant point fly). Steve Ottridge found small buzzers worked best. Black buzzers on a size 12 or 14 accounted for his 8 fish.
    Sunday was the boat heat of the EPP match. All boats fished around the Chestnut tree to the Cowshed and fished a mix of methods from floating line nymphs to slow sinking lines with lures. A high number of fish were recorded having been caught. The netted bank didn’t fish as well, and bank anglers had most success fishing at the Willows or Chestnut tree. Peter Wiston caught 9 fish at the Chestnut and Island on a hares ear and white lure. Bill Roberts had a good afternoon fishing just past Pollards jump and accounted for 11 fish on buzzers. J Beeson bank fished in Sams Dyke and caught 6 fish on black quail buzzers he also missed several and had several come off before making it into the net. Mr Organ and Mr Dewes had a day on their float tubes. (there is no launch flee for float tubes at Eyebrook) The pair caught fish on various fly’s including blobs, Snatchers and tadpoles.
    The forecast for the week ahead looks to be improving, highs of 16 degrees for the weekend and the wind is due to change to a South Westerly.
    After Draycote’s very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website
    Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

    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 20.00 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 20.00 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.00pm until 20.00pm (Tickets on sale from 15.45pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.15pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire

    - - - Updated - - -

    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 8th April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 149 Number Trout Taken: 183 Number Trout Released: 698 Total Catch: 881
    Weekly Rod Average; 5.9
    We thought spring had sprung, we have blossom the Hawthorns are coming into leaf and a noticeable increase in fly life only to be halted by north winds with more rain! The week looked promising, Tuesday was noticeably warmer with a southerly wind and although the water level rose 2 feet at the weekend clarity remained good. From Wednesday levels dropped and clarity deteriorated, Clarity is currently at 3 feet and improving daily. The fish have still been pulling though, anglers have caught on a range of methods this week with buzzers becoming increasingly productive. Boat and bank still fishing very evenly with fish being tightly shoaled into the margins. For the first part of the week bank anglers continued to enjoy good sport off the netted bank from the three trees to Robbos cabin, particularly in a north or Easterly wind. The Cowshed to Stoke Dry fished very well over the weekend with the Cowshed, Black Cabin and Norris Dyke proving to be the most productive pegs for Saturdays Elite Performance Program bank heat. Boat anglers have found fish in various areas. Pollards jump and the Island both producing good sport. Sunday saw the boats fishing at the northern part of the Reservoir. The Chestnut Tree to the Cowshed fishing very well on both lure and nymph tactics.
    Easter Monday fished well, Mr ross and Mr Leon boat fished returning 18 fish between them on a black and green tadpole whilst drifting into the hawthorns bank. Steve Rainbow got a quick evening session in and caught 3 fish on blobs bank fishing at the Belle. Tuesday was noticeable warmer which brought out the crowds! Lots of bank anglers fished the netted bank and all caught well on buzzers fished on various methods. Roy Swinfield fished washing line using a cruncher booby on the point to keep his buzzers in the top few inches, whereas Lindsay Bates fished a straight through method. Lindsay let his buzzers drift round on the steady ripple creating a natural presentation. Both methods worked equally well with both anglers catching into double figures.
    The Reservoir didnt look particularly inviting on Wednesday morning. The coloured water which had been holding off past the Island had dispersed leaving most of the reservoir with little more than 18 inches of visibility. Higham Ferrers had a club outing. 12 anglers fished to a 6 fish kill friendly competition. The reservoir fished surprisingly well, P Holland had bagged up by 13.00 with a bag of 6 fish for 12lb 4oz. Mr Holland found the fish at the Island, casting a black lure right to the bank on a slow sinking line.
    Chris Hawkins enjoyed a very successful trip on Friday. After a slow morning Chris found the fish at Pollards jump. Fishing a straight-line buzzer method, he had three hours of none stop action, catching some super quality fish. Chriss friends and colleagues Rodger Symons and Kevin Pearson also had a cracking day, they fished a cormorant tied with a holographic flash and cats whiskers drifting from the Willows into open water.
    Saturday saw a first here at Eyebrook. The Elite Performance Programs First Reservoir bank heat. 14 world class anglers fished for points to become part of the AT TEFF teams for the 2019 World Championship in Tasmania and the European Championship in Montenegro. Anglers fished dedicated pegs, changing pegs every 55 minutes. The competition was catch and release only. Controllers were on hand to measure each fish before safely returning it. A big Thank you to all Controllers both on the Saturday and Sunday your help was very much appreciated. Pegs were set from Dogwood bay to the cowshed and every peg produced fish. Fishery staff were concerned with the clarity particularly at the Cowshed peg. Staff were pleasantly surprised to hear that this proved to be one of the most productive pegs with some anglers catching 7 or 8 fish during the 55-minute session. This proves that fish will still feed in coloured water and are most certainly catchable. Saturdays rod average was a healthy 5.76 (not including the EPP anglers) with many anglers recording double figure returns. Mr Chewter and Mr Ormiston caught very well on buzzers fished straight through anchored off Pollards Jump. (Straight-line or Straight through refers to anglers just fishing buzzers without a bung or buoyant point fly). Steve Ottridge found small buzzers worked best. Black buzzers on a size 12 or 14 accounted for his 8 fish.
    Sunday was the boat heat of the EPP match. All boats fished around the Chestnut tree to the Cowshed and fished a mix of methods from floating line nymphs to slow sinking lines with lures. A high number of fish were recorded having been caught. The netted bank didnt fish as well, and bank anglers had most success fishing at the Willows or Chestnut tree. Peter Wiston caught 9 fish at the Chestnut and Island on a hares ear and white lure. Bill Roberts had a good afternoon fishing just past Pollards jump and accounted for 11 fish on buzzers. J Beeson bank fished in Sams Dyke and caught 6 fish on black quail buzzers he also missed several and had several come off before making it into the net. Mr Organ and Mr Dewes had a day on their float tubes. (there is no launch flee for float tubes at Eyebrook) The pair caught fish on various flys including blobs, Snatchers and tadpoles.
    The forecast for the week ahead looks to be improving, highs of 16 degrees for the weekend and the wind is due to change to a South Westerly.
    After Draycotes very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. Therere a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website
    Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

    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 20.00 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.00 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:00 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.00 pm until 20.00 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.00pm until 20.00pm (Tickets on sale from 15.45pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.15pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 22nd April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 265 Number Trout Taken: 358 Number Trout Released: 1913 Total Catch: 2271
    Weekly Rod Average; 8.5

    The excellent sport continues at Eyebrook. A very busy week with 265 anglers catching 2271 fish giving a weekly rod average of 8.5. Bookings are busy for the forthcoming week, we advise booking boats early to avoid disappointment!
    Marvellous buzzers hatches have continued all week. Most anglers fishing size 10 or 12 black buzzers fished washing line on cloud covered days and straight lined or under a bung during bright days. The very warm and bright days from mid-week did put the fish down but only a few feet, a floating line is all you will require at the moment. A few anglers have caught fish on the dries particularly first and last thing emerger patterns such as a Yellow Owl CDC or Big reds starting to catch. With a more overcast week forecast we expect to see more fish feeding on the surface. Water clarity continuous to improve as is now back to its usual clarity.
    The Cowshed and Chestnut tree fished extraordinarily well for both bank and boat anglers at the start of the week. Many anglers returning very big numbers of fish. Into the weekend bank anglers found fish off the netted bank and hawthorn hedge. Boats caught well from the Hawthorns to Sams dyke and chestnut tree and The Pens.
    Monday saw the highest rod average I have ever seen. Over 20 fish a rod, most angers couldnt help but catch fish. Richard Callis fished the cowshed and caught 14 fish on a buzzer bund set up. S Newby fished Diawl Bachs and buzzers on a straight-line method and caught 20 plus fish whilst fishing close to the bank at Norris Dyke.
    Chris Hartley and Nigel Woolnough had an exceptional day on Tuesday. A slow start to the day with a challenging strong southerly wind but into the afternoon the wind dropped, and fish came on the feed. The pair caught on several methods but found a washing line with buzzers most effective. Wednesday was an exceptionally hot day, temperatures hit 26 degrees. M Oliver had his best day of the season so far. Bank fishing at the chestnut tree he fished static buzzers again on the washing to successfully net 30 plus fish.
    Thursday the heat did start to take its toll during the middle of the day. Best results were early morning or into the evening once temperatures had dropped. Most boats anchored in Mucky Bay or the Pens. Most anglers fishing a straight line buzzer outfit or under the bung. Pete Hawkins went against the trend and fished a slow intermediate and a damsel pattern and caught a dozen fish from around the chestnut. Member Bill Stewart had a pleasant surprise when a 5lb 2oz brown trout took his small lure whilst he was bank fishing. Dick Spicer and Trev Ashby had their first visit of the season and took the disabled boat out. Eyebrook have two disabled boats which are available for anyone to hire. Giving the less steady angler easy access onto the water. The pair fished in the cowshed and caught over a dozen fish between them on buzzers under the bung.
    The good sport continued into the weekend. Guy Nicholson and friends spent 4 days fishing at Fishery Management Reservoirs. They split their 4 day break between Draycote and Eyebrook. All anglers caught extremely well from the hawthorn hedge and chestnut tree to cowshed. Washing line buzzers worked best in calm days or straight lining if you wind picked up. (We offer 2, 3 and 4 packages which can be split across all four of our reservoirs, Eyebrook, Draycote, Thornton and Foremark. For full details visit our website, Fly Fish Store - Buy Fishing Tackle, Clothing and Accessories. ) Brent Hart had a good evening session on his float tube. He launched from stoke Dry and fished the northern part of the reservoir close to the no fishing limit line. Buzzers, flash back nymphs accounted for his 12 fish.

    Member Bill Law found over wintered fish feeding off the Island during his short session. Upon arrival he could see his moving in the surface and decided to fish a washing line using a foam daddy as his buoyant point fly. To Bills surprise a fish came up and took the foam daddy on only his second cast and turned out to be a super 4lb 8oz overwintered specimen. Bill changed his set up mid-morning once the sun had risen into the sky. He put a small weighted blood worm as his point fly and fished straight through. He finished after a few hours having caught 4 overwintered fish all around 4lbs a piece.

    After Draycotes very successful first tuition day of the year on Saturday, were all participants landed their very first fish under the watchful eye of Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. Therere a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website
    Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition
    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 5th May, Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.

    Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
    We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
    However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
    1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
    2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
    If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
    To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
    We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance
    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 20.30 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.30 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:15 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.15 pm until 20.30 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 pm until 20.30pm (Tickets on sale from 16.15pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.30pm
    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 29th April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 207 Number Trout Taken: 172 Number Trout Released: 1053 Total Catch: 1225
    Weekly Rod Average; 5.95
    Changeable conditions played a big part in returns this week. Temperatures plummeted, and the wind changed from west to north into the weekend resulting in little fly life around the reservoir. For the first part the week anglers enjoyed great nymph fishing. Buzzers were still working well, Diawl Bachs and crunchers also starting to take their share of the fish, in particular a red head Diawl Bach proving to be very successful. Dry fly tactics did also work well for the start of the week with fish feeding in the surface. CDC and emerger patterns taking fish for several anglers. Nymphs did work throughout the week, but best results were whilst straight lining during the colder days. Damsels and small lures also worked into the weekend.
    Best areas remain the shallow parts of the reservoir. Mucky bay, the Pens and Chestnut tree proving to be very successful for both bank and boat anglers.
    Monday saw a very good daily average of the week at 8.84 fish per rod. Anglers were met with ideal conditions. Brian Glover had a successful trip. Boating 14 fish which took either a cruncher or a buzzer. Peter Nesbit found the fish in shallow water. Anchoring close to the chestnut tree he fished a buzzer and cruncher on a washing line set up and caught steadily throughout the day.
    Tuesday fished very well particularly for bank anglers. Mr Anderson dropped straight on the fish at the Penns, top side of mucky bay. He fished a washing line with FAB as a point fly. The fish couldn’t resist his hot head diawl bach resulting in thee treble hook ups! Good angling! Member Bill Law once again found surface feeding over wintered fish around the island he targeted them with his own dry fly. A shipman’s variant with legs! The fish liked it too and Bill was pleased to have netted three over wintered specimens by the end of his session. Mr Baxter and MR Mcgregor had a great boat fishing session. Again, Diawl Bach and buzzers proved to be the top flies. The pair and returned over twenty fish each from the island to the Cowshed.
    Wednesday fished exceptionally well considering conditions weren’t great. A steady to strong breeze with the occasional heavy shower didn’t hep anglers, but the fish weren’t put off. A daily rod average of 13.1 isn’t to be sneezed at! Wednesday was the first time this year I have heard report of fish being caught on a foam daddy! Mr Mathers tried his look with one and was pleased to see 4 fish take it through out the day. Orange daddies always work best at Eyebrook. Generally, boat and bank anglers fished washing line nymphs along the Leicester bank. Chestnut tree and Island proving to be the hot spots. Ed Douglas boat fished and ventured to areas of the reservoir that haven’t been fished very much for several week. He had a drift into Robbos Cabin and was pleasantly surprised to catch and release a 4lb 10oz brown that took a small spider pattern. It just proves big fish will take small flies too! (all brown trout must be returned)
    Thursday and Friday the feeding frenzy somewhat slowed to average close to 5 fish a rod. There was a noticeable chill in the air putting the fish off the surface. Member Roy Swinfield still caught 18 from Mucky bay whilst bank fishing of Buzzers and Diawl Bachs. Dave Willacy also had a good session fishing Diawl Bachs anchored in mucky bay.
    The weekend fished relatively well. A strong wind changing to a north meant anglers had to find shelter in Mucky Bay, Sam’s Dyke or the north end of the reservoir. Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield fished around stoke dry and boated 14 fish between them on nymph patterns. Andy Dawson caught 7 fish to his Dawson’s olive pattern and Mike Jones caught a tidy dozen on a small blue flash damsel.
    Warmer weather looks set to return for the bank holiday weekend. Boat bookings are looking busy so book early to avoid disappointment!
    Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. There’re a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website
    Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition
    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 5th May, Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.
    Notice to all anglers.
    We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

    Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
    We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
    However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
    1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
    2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
    If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
    To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
    We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance
    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 20.45 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.45 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:30 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.30 pm until 20.45 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.45 pm until 20.45pm (Tickets on sale from 16.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.45pm
    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 29th April 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 207 Number Trout Taken: 172 Number Trout Released: 1053 Total Catch: 1225
    Weekly Rod Average; 5.95
    Changeable conditions played a big part in returns this week. Temperatures plummeted, and the wind changed from west to north into the weekend resulting in little fly life around the reservoir. For the first part the week anglers enjoyed great nymph fishing. Buzzers were still working well, Diawl Bachs and crunchers also starting to take their share of the fish, in particular a red head Diawl Bach proving to be very successful. Dry fly tactics did also work well for the start of the week with fish feeding in the surface. CDC and emerger patterns taking fish for several anglers. Nymphs did work throughout the week, but best results were whilst straight lining during the colder days. Damsels and small lures also worked into the weekend.
    Best areas remain the shallow parts of the reservoir. Mucky bay, the Pens and Chestnut tree proving to be very successful for both bank and boat anglers.
    Monday saw a very good daily average of the week at 8.84 fish per rod. Anglers were met with ideal conditions. Brian Glover had a successful trip. Boating 14 fish which took either a cruncher or a buzzer. Peter Nesbit found the fish in shallow water. Anchoring close to the chestnut tree he fished a buzzer and cruncher on a washing line set up and caught steadily throughout the day.
    Tuesday fished very well particularly for bank anglers. Mr Anderson dropped straight on the fish at the Penns, top side of mucky bay. He fished a washing line with FAB as a point fly. The fish couldnt resist his hot head diawl bach resulting in thee treble hook ups! Good angling! Member Bill Law once again found surface feeding over wintered fish around the island he targeted them with his own dry fly. A shipmans variant with legs! The fish liked it too and Bill was pleased to have netted three over wintered specimens by the end of his session. Mr Baxter and MR Mcgregor had a great boat fishing session. Again, Diawl Bach and buzzers proved to be the top flies. The pair and returned over twenty fish each from the island to the Cowshed.
    Wednesday fished exceptionally well considering conditions werent great. A steady to strong breeze with the occasional heavy shower didnt hep anglers, but the fish werent put off. A daily rod average of 13.1 isnt to be sneezed at! Wednesday was the first time this year I have heard report of fish being caught on a foam daddy! Mr Mathers tried his look with one and was pleased to see 4 fish take it through out the day. Orange daddies always work best at Eyebrook. Generally, boat and bank anglers fished washing line nymphs along the Leicester bank. Chestnut tree and Island proving to be the hot spots. Ed Douglas boat fished and ventured to areas of the reservoir that havent been fished very much for several week. He had a drift into Robbos Cabin and was pleasantly surprised to catch and release a 4lb 10oz brown that took a small spider pattern. It just proves big fish will take small flies too! (all brown trout must be returned)
    Thursday and Friday the feeding frenzy somewhat slowed to average close to 5 fish a rod. There was a noticeable chill in the air putting the fish off the surface. Member Roy Swinfield still caught 18 from Mucky bay whilst bank fishing of Buzzers and Diawl Bachs. Dave Willacy also had a good session fishing Diawl Bachs anchored in mucky bay.
    The weekend fished relatively well. A strong wind changing to a north meant anglers had to find shelter in Mucky Bay, Sams Dyke or the north end of the reservoir. Mark Goodge and Ian Bradfield fished around stoke dry and boated 14 fish between them on nymph patterns. Andy Dawson caught 7 fish to his Dawsons olive pattern and Mike Jones caught a tidy dozen on a small blue flash damsel.
    Warmer weather looks set to return for the bank holiday weekend. Boat bookings are looking busy so book early to avoid disappointment!
    Eyebrook looks forward to starting the first of its 2018 tuition days on Saturday 5th May. Therere a couple of spaces left for this date for further enquires call the lodge on 01536 770264 or visit the website
    Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition
    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 5th May, Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.
    Notice to all anglers.
    We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.

    Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
    We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
    However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
    1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
    2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
    If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
    To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
    We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance
    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 20.45 pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 20.45 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 14:30 pm
    Afternoon Boats: 14.30 pm until 20.45 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 16.45 pm until 20.45pm (Tickets on sale from 16.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 20.45pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 20th May 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 329 Number Trout Taken: 278 Number Trout Released: 801 Total Catch: 1081
    Rod Average: 3.3
    Its been a consistent week at Eyebrook despite anglers being faced with ‘challenging’ conditions. Water temperature continues to rise to 17 degrees at 12inches below the surface and clarity is ‘gin clear’! Most anglers have been targeting the deeper water and boats have now started to come in to their own. Bank anglers have been having most success into the evenings as light levels drop. (our evening permit starts at 5.30 and costs just 10.00) ! Best results have come to intermediate, midge tips or slow sinking lines however on days with some cloud cover and a breeze fish have been caught on dry flies such as shipman’s buzzers or crippled midge patterns. Most anglers fishing nymphs still close to static, blobs and damsel patterns are also accounting for a good proportion of fish.
    For the start of the week bank anglers enjoyed good sport around the fence into Sams dyke. Mr Wadham and friend Mr Cornish enjoyed great sport fishing nymphs high in the water. Returning around a dozen fish each a day. Member Malcom Thompson also got in on the action and caught fish on a hawthorn pattern, Frazer nymphs and a ginger quill. Boat anglers also caught very well whilst anchored in Sams Dyke. Mr Mckenzie and Mr Robertson caught over 20 fish each on Diawl Bachs and Black buzzers.
    Wednesday was very much a day of mixed fortune. A strong northerly made fishing difficult. Members Clive Moore and Ian Jobe tried to find shelter in Sam’s Dyke but struggled to get their anchor to told bottom, Once it did hold close to the bank near the fence the pair were straight into fish. Best method was floating line, diawl Bachs or small buzzers with a Foam arsed blob on the point to keep the nymphs close to the surface. Local angler Shaun Marriot and Graham Dutton also had a great day. Fishing crunchers again on a washing line the deadly duo lost count of the number of fish they had returned!
    Thursday was back to the bright and flat conditions. Anglers were treated to a fly over from the Lancaster bomber to mark the 75th anniversary of the dam busters raid during the second world war. Eyebrook trout fishery was used as a practise site by squadron 617 as the reservoir was like those in Germany.
    Mr Andrews and Mr Bently enjoyed their three-day break caught well every day on buzzers and Diawl Bachs. Matt Leyman caught 10 fish from around the Island on various nymph patterns. Thursday was the first day wardens reported having seen adult damsels on the water and anglers also reported seeing mayflies on the water.
    Come Friday the fish had certainly moved to the deeper water. Most boats fished in from the dam wall either anchored or drifting. The breeze changed by the hour and often went to flat calm making boat positioning difficult. Warden Jobe Burnham made the most of his day off and boat fished. He started drifting the main basin and caught several fish in quick succession whilst fishing a midge tip and crunchers on a washing line. (size 14 crunchers with red holo worked best). After several successful drifts Jobe decided to venture to other areas of the reservoir to see if he could find more feeding fish. He headed to Stoke dry Road where there were occasional fish rising but were extremely hard to tempt. After no success he anchored in Mucky bay. Now fishing a floating and washing line he caught two grown on fish that both took a cruncher fished static. There was now a consistent ripple across the water and more fish were showing so it was time to try his luck on the dries. He fished a crippled midge/ big red pattern whilst drifting through the middle. It was slow to start but once the sun began to set the fish started to come think and fast. Most were coming to the flies blind but occasionally a fish rose to cast too. Most boats fishing infront of the dam wall caught fish. Mr Mickley caught 14 fish during his morning session on a sinking line and cast whisker.
    The weekend fished steady with the rod average around 3 both days. Bill Couldrick caught 6 fish on buzzers and also returned a 20lb plus pike that took a nymph. Craig Smith caught the largest fish of the week. A 6lb brown trout took a nymph fished deep. (we ask that all brown trout are retuned). There have been reported of a lot of large browns following flies in various areas of the reservoir. Its only a matter of time before someone hooks a monster brown!

    Eyebrook reservoir is the ventue for the new Loch Style Team championships. The two-day event held on the 30th June and 1st July has the .biggest pay out in team fishing with a price pot of 6500!! Teams of 6, to enter please follow the link below,
    Angling Trust, event and ticket information for: Loch Style Team Championships Loch Style Team Championship


    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Sunday 3rd June, Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.
    Notice to all anglers.
    We ask that all anglers respect each other whilst fishing or motoring in a boat. No anglers boat or bank should be less than 50 meters apart. If a boat is anchored less than 50 meters from a bank, a bank angler can ask the boat to move out to 50 meters.
    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 21.30pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.30 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.30 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 17.30 pm until 21.30pm (Tickets on sale from 17.15pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 21.45pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
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    Eyebrook Reservoir
    Weekly report ending 10th June 2018
    Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 216 Number Trout Taken: 66 Number Trout Released: 130 Total Catch: 196
    Rod Average: 0.9
    River Gwash stocked twice this week with another 1000 fish bringing this seasons stocking too 10,978.

    A very Challenging week at Eyebrook. Water temperature rose to 20 degrees making the fish lethargic and reluctant to feed. Water temperatures are falling with the steady north breeze and with somewhat cooler air temperatures. Water temperature is currently 17.5 degrees and anglers have seen an increased amount of fish feeding in the surface. The abundance of pin fry and damsel nymphs also hasnt helped. The fish that are feeding have become very preoccupied and difficult to tempt. There has been a good evening rise most evenings this week with a productive sedge hatch once the sun has dropped behind the hill.
    Bank anglers have certainly enjoyed most of the sport this week fishing into the evenings. Boats have had very mixed success on a variety of methods. There have been a few fish come to dry flies. With water clarity gin clear a single dry fished on light leader material is a must and presentation is most important. Size 14 or even smaller dries working best. CDCs, Middas or small hoppers taking most fish. There appear to be fish at various depths in the water column. Many boat anglers have caught on sinking lines from a slow to a fast sink with damsel or blob patterns.
    Mr Sholhowski targeted pin fry feeders a long the weed beds at the willows. He was happy with his day after catching 3 fish one of whish was a brown trout of 6lbs. Member Mark Hunt bank fished in the evening. He had a great last hours sport with lots of fish rising to take sedge off the surface. Mark caught 8 fish in little over an hour.
    Wednesday saw the English disabled fly fishers fish their annual floating line competition. Floating lines in bright conditions made things even more challenging! Most anglers found fish hard to tempt and the day was won with only two fish caught by Mr Mick Hill.
    Dave Shaer fished on Thursday and caught 4 fish on a Di 3 sinking line and blobs whilst fishing along the netted bank. Mr Wharton fished a little deeper on a Di7 line and caught 6 fish again using blobs.
    The weekend showed signs of improvement and averaged 1.8. most anglers found first and last thing the best time to catch particularly whilst fishing in the shallows at the northern end of the reservoir. Best returns were from anglers who persisted on the dry flies. Al anglers reported a lot of fish swirling at their fishing without taking it. Some boats also had success whilst fishing deep in front of the dam wall. Keith Johnson had the best return of the week, 10 fish in 5 hours with most coming to the dry sedge patterns in the last hour whilst fishing at Stoke Dry road. Mr Nataly also caught 10 fish on orange daddies, red diawl bachs whilst fishing in open water off the island. Warden Jobe Burnham fished at stoked dry road for a few hours on Saturday. He could see fish moving in very shallow water at Stoke dry round. After trying many different damsel patterns, he finally found a fly that worked. A size 14 olive nymph that the fish mistook for a damsel nymph. This shows fly size is extremely important at the moment and small patterns are a must.
    Pike fishing starts at Eyebrook on June 16th and is strictly fly only. We advise anglers to call the lodge prior to making their trip to pike fish as we will not allow pike fishing when water temperatures are over 17 degrees in the interest of the fish. All anglers must also be in possession of a suitable net and an unhooking mat. Guided pike fly fishing is available with head warden Jobe Burnham. He has a very good knock ledge of the Eyebrook and pike feeding patterns. To book call the lodge on 01536 770 264
    Here at Eyebrook we look forward to hosting the New for the 2018, boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring , drifting and boat etiquette. This is a perfect chance to learn to boat fish just in time for the warmer temperatures pushing the fish towards the middle. To book a place for the upcoming date at Eyebrook on Saturday 14th July please visit Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition

    Eyebrook reservoir is the venue for the new Loch Style Team championships. The two-day event held on the 30th June and 1st July has the .biggest pay out in team fishing with a price pot of 6500!! Teams of 6, to enter please follow the link below,
    Angling Trust, event and ticket information for: Loch Style Team Championships Loch Style Team Championship

    Eyebrook Tuition dates 2018
    Saturday 14th July (boat course). Sunday 12th August (Boat Course) Saturday 8th September, Sunday 7th October.
    Eyebrook is the venue for this years Disabled international. The two-day event will take place on 26th and 27th June. We are currently looking for boat men to help on the day and monitor anglers whilst fishing. IF you can offer your help for one or two days please speak to a member for the Eyebrook staff or get in touch with the English Disabled Fly fishers.
    .
    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 21.45pm
    Boat All Day: 08:30am until 21.45 pm
    Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 21.45 pm
    Last 4 Hours from: 17.45 pm until 21.45pm (Tickets on sale from 17.30pm)
    All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 22.00pm
    Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire
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