Eyebrook Reservior - 2018

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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
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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 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 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 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 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 www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 

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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

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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 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 couldn’t 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 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 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 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 www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 

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Joined
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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
 

ifor

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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 hasn’t 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. CDC’s, 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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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 17th June 2018
Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 181 Number Trout Taken: 266 Number Trout Released: 422 Total Catch: 682
Rod Average: 3.77
Eyebrook is back on form with a weekly rod average of 3.77 ! Strong winds on Thursday and cooler air temperatures freshened the surface water bringing the fish back on the feed. Most fish have been caught whilst drifting the main basin fishing with floating or slow intermediate lines. There are also fish showing in Mucky bay and Stoke Dry. These fish are tricky to tempt but anglers can be rewarded with fully finned hard fighting fish that prove to be great sport when hooked in just a few feet of water. Most of these fish are hard on the damsel nymphs and pin fry. A single dry fly or olive nymphs are the likeliest way to get an offer. Lots of anglers have fished with blobs and damsel patterns whilst drifting the basin, others have had success drifting from the hawthorns on dry flies. Bank anglers have seen better sport this week. There is still a productive evening rise with good hatches of various sized sedge. Most bank anglers are fishing the Belle, Hawthorns or Island and fish dries or washing line nymphs.
The week began ‘challenging’. Water temperature was still 20 degrees and the bright conditions were far from perfect. Bill Woods and Jim Kay targeted the better fish at Stoke Dry there were a good number of fish showing but were extremely difficult to catch. The pair caught 5 fish between them and had many other offers. Member Keith Johnson bank fished in the evening at Stoke Dry road. He couldn’t manage to connect with a fish whilst fishing dry flies even though there were plenty of fish showing. He found a olive nymph to work and was pleased to have netted 6 fish for his short session.
Wednesday saw the first day of noticeable improvement. Lots of boats anchored or drifted in and around Dogwood bay. C Hendrey fished a washing line with small olive or black nymphs and a FAB (foam arsed blob) on the point to keep his nymphs close to the surface. He was very satisfied having netted 16 fish throughout the day. Mr Firth and Mr Whale enjoyed day 3 of their 4-day package at Eyebrook. (we offer discounted rates for 2, 3 and 4-day breaks which can be split between any of our waters). The pair stuck to what they do best, fishing with Yellow Owl CDC which is always a favourite at Eyebrook. Again, they commented on how many fish came to the dries with out taking. Presentation is most certainly key at the moment. Roy Swinfield bank fished at the hawthorn hedge and had great success on size 16 buzzers fished washing line.
There was a good blow from the west on Thursday, this did put several anglers off fishing. The few that did fish had good sport with the rod average for the day a respectable 5.7 fish a rod. Most boats had to take shelter along the Leicester bank, luckily that’s where the fish were. Various methods worked. Nymphs and dries were hard to present correctly in the rougher water, so most anglers had success on lures or blobs. Member Bill Whittle caught 7 fish for his morning session. (half day boats currently run too or from 3.00 pm.) Henryk Pycz fished a midge tip and washing line to successfully net over a dozen fish whilst drifting from the Belle.
There were a lot of boats out on the Friday practising for the AMFC match on the Saturday. Plenty of rods were bending with most boats drifting through the main basin from the Belle to the three trees. D Davies found an unusual Montana pattern worked well on a intermediate line. Mr Firth and Mr Whale had their most successful day of their visit. The pair caught over 20 fish all on that deadly yellow Owl.
Saturday was match day with 30 anglers fishing from drifting boats.. The 30 anglers caught 173 fish giving a match average of 5.76 fish per rod. Most fish fell to blobs on slow intermediate lines. Saturday was also the first day on pike fly fishing at Eyebrook. Please ensure you have the correct tackle to target the pike at Eyebrook. Minimum 9 weight rod with a large reel, a large net is a must (we recommend 42”) and an unhooking mat. If you are unsure on what is needed to pike fly fish or would like to book a guided days pike fly fishing please speak to Jobe Burnham at the Eyebrook fishing lodge. 01536 770 264.

Sunday saw the first ever ‘unfinished fly competition’ at Eyebrook. A charity match to remember past anglers. The limit on the day was 6 fish to the boat, 4 pairs managed to catch their limits. Mark Goodge and Fred Kettle found the better fish whilst fishing dries they weighed in 6 fish for a weight of 12lb 3oz and took first place. Mark also had the best fish of the day a 3lb 10z rainbow.
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 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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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 24th June 2018
Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 178 Number Trout Taken: 118 Number Trout Released: 392Total Catch: 558
Rod Average: 3.13
There has been some good sport to be had at Eyebrook this week. Water temperatures dropped with the strong winds we had and plenty of fish were caught on floating lines in or on the surface. Bank anglers have enjoyed some cracking sport in to he evenings with a prolific sedge hatch resulting in fish rising freely right into the margins once the light levels drop. Various patterns and methods have worked this with most anglers changing tactics throughout the day to suit conditions. During bright periods sinking lines with buzzers fished static or blobs and damsels working well. On the more favourable overcast days fish have been caught of red holographic Diawl Bachs on a floating line or small skinny buzzers, tied on a size 14 or 16 hook. Most boats drifted from the Leicester bank into deeper water for the start of the week and then found more concentrated numbers of fish in front of the dam wall at depth as the brighter calmer days returned.
Mr P Owens bank fished for an evening session. He arrived at the Fishery for 5.30 and was fishing on the bank soon after 6. He had great evenings sport fishing nymphs to start with then opting for dries as more fish started to show on the surface. He caught 9 fish for his short session. (Evening permits are £10 and anglers are intitled to kill one fish with unrestricted C&R, evening permits currently start at 6.00 and fishing finished at10.00pm)
Members Ian Jobe and Clive Moore boat fished mid-week in a strong north wind making the for rough water across the main basin. The deadly duo had a great day returning 20 fish to the boat. They caught on several methods but found foam daddies moved through the surface to be the most entertained as the fish bow waved behind the fly before rolling over it. The bank fished well into the evening once again. Kieth Johnson bank fished at the hawthorns and retuned 7 fish for his evening session. Kieth fished a washing line set up with small olive or brown nymphs tied similarly to a pheasant tail to tempt his fish.
Pike fishing started this week and proved to be the most productive start to the season we have seen at Eyebrook. (it might be because of all the trout we keep putting in) Several anglers reported capturing large fish. Fishery warden Jobe Burnham and pike guide had his first outing of the season on Wednesday. It was a slow start with only one Jack before 10 o’clock. With a change of location Jobe found the feeding fish and had an exceptional two hours sport. Jobe netted a fish of 28lb 10oz, which was a personal best for him and the Eyebrook record only to hook into a 31lb monster a few casts later. After that, like a light switch the fish turned off and the afternoon was a long 8 hours. Jobe is available for guiding please call him at the lodge for further information. Please be aware that will not allow pike fishing with water temperatures above 17 degrees. We advise all anglers to contact the lodge before making their trip.
Thursday fished exceptionally well for the time of year. Wednesday strong winds certainly got the fish more active. Mr Haken and MR Smith returned over a dozen fish that ll came to a foam daddy. Mr Thompson bank fished and caught 6 fish on a small damsel pattern fished on a dloating line. MR David Hay fished the veening from a boat and returned 4 fish that came to a size 12 dry sedge pattern.
Conditions became more challenging into the weekend with extremely bright conditions and temperatures rising. Most anglers opted for sinking lines or a long midge tip to fish nymphs. Jamie Scott netted 7 fish that took damsel and blobs fished on a fast sinking line. Mr Ware fished for a short evening session off the Island. At first he could see rising fish just beyond his cast but at as the evening progressed the fish moved in the shallow water and he was delighted to catch 5 fish well grown on rainbows the biggest of whish was close to 4lbs. All his fish took a size 12 black CDC.
Eyebrook is extremely busy this week with the Disabled International and the Angling Trust 6 man team loch style competition, therefore there will be limited boat availability.
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 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 22.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am until 22.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 22.00 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 18.00pm until 22.00pm (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)
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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Eyebrook Reservoir
Weekly report ending 24th June 2018
Tel: 01536 770264 Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 178 Number Trout Taken: 118 Number Trout Released: 392Total Catch: 558
Rod Average: 3.13
There has been some good sport to be had at Eyebrook this week. Water temperatures dropped with the strong winds we had and plenty of fish were caught on floating lines in or on the surface. Bank anglers have enjoyed some cracking sport in to he evenings with a prolific sedge hatch resulting in fish rising freely right into the margins once the light levels drop. Various patterns and methods have worked this with most anglers changing tactics throughout the day to suit conditions. During bright periods sinking lines with buzzers fished static or blobs and damsels working well. On the more favourable overcast days fish have been caught of red holographic Diawl Bachs on a floating line or small skinny buzzers, tied on a size 14 or 16 hook. Most boats drifted from the Leicester bank into deeper water for the start of the week and then found more concentrated numbers of fish in front of the dam wall at depth as the brighter calmer days returned.
Mr P Owens bank fished for an evening session. He arrived at the Fishery for 5.30 and was fishing on the bank soon after 6. He had great evenings sport fishing nymphs to start with then opting for dries as more fish started to show on the surface. He caught 9 fish for his short session. (Evening permits are £10 and anglers are intitled to kill one fish with unrestricted C&R, evening permits currently start at 6.00 and fishing finished at10.00pm)
Members Ian Jobe and Clive Moore boat fished mid-week in a strong north wind making the for rough water across the main basin. The deadly duo had a great day returning 20 fish to the boat. They caught on several methods but found foam daddies moved through the surface to be the most entertained as the fish bow waved behind the fly before rolling over it. The bank fished well into the evening once again. Kieth Johnson bank fished at the hawthorns and retuned 7 fish for his evening session. Kieth fished a washing line set up with small olive or brown nymphs tied similarly to a pheasant tail to tempt his fish.
Pike fishing started this week and proved to be the most productive start to the season we have seen at Eyebrook. (it might be because of all the trout we keep putting in) Several anglers reported capturing large fish. Fishery warden Jobe Burnham and pike guide had his first outing of the season on Wednesday. It was a slow start with only one Jack before 10 o’clock. With a change of location Jobe found the feeding fish and had an exceptional two hours sport. Jobe netted a fish of 28lb 10oz, which was a personal best for him and the Eyebrook record only to hook into a 31lb monster a few casts later. After that, like a light switch the fish turned off and the afternoon was a long 8 hours. Jobe is available for guiding please call him at the lodge for further information. Please be aware that will not allow pike fishing with water temperatures above 17 degrees. We advise all anglers to contact the lodge before making their trip.
Thursday fished exceptionally well for the time of year. Wednesday strong winds certainly got the fish more active. Mr Haken and MR Smith returned over a dozen fish that ll came to a foam daddy. Mr Thompson bank fished and caught 6 fish on a small damsel pattern fished on a dloating line. MR David Hay fished the veening from a boat and returned 4 fish that came to a size 12 dry sedge pattern.
Conditions became more challenging into the weekend with extremely bright conditions and temperatures rising. Most anglers opted for sinking lines or a long midge tip to fish nymphs. Jamie Scott netted 7 fish that took damsel and blobs fished on a fast sinking line. Mr Ware fished for a short evening session off the Island. At first he could see rising fish just beyond his cast but at as the evening progressed the fish moved in the shallow water and he was delighted to catch 5 fish well grown on rainbows the biggest of whish was close to 4lbs. All his fish took a size 12 black CDC.
Eyebrook is extremely busy this week with the Disabled International and the Angling Trust 6 man team loch style competition, therefore there will be limited boat availability.
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 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 22.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am until 22.00 pm
Morning Boats: 08:30am until 15.00 pm Afternoon Boats: 15.00pm until 22.00 pm
Last 4 Hours from: 18.00pm until 22.00pm (Tickets on sale from 17.45pm)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 22.00pm
Visit our new Eyebrook fishery website www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk
 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
 

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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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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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