“What a way to start” opening day 2017 saw 89 anglers enjoy great sport at Eyebrook, catching a staggering1102 fish giving a rod average of 12.34!
Bob Margery was first in the queue waiting at the gate, after signing in he headed straight round to pollards jump where he was into fish all day on various fly patterns. Rob Hobson was fishing at Robbos cabin and took 4 quality rainbows for 12lb 8oz. Rob Inglis and Ian Reeves fished the willows for most of the day and both caught well into double figures on size 14 epoxy buzzers fished on a floating line. Steve Lawrence had his best start to a season for some years, fishing between Pollards and the Seat. Reports say he had a fish or a pull nearly every cast! His best fish of the day was a superb brown trout of around 4lb 8oz which was safely returned. We ask all anglers to return all brown trout to maintain the wild stocks we have here at Eyebrook.
The boats fished equally well as the bank, John Eaton, Bill Presgrave, Arthur Sykes and Stuart Jackson anchored 50 yards out from robbos and caught frequently on their famous skinny buzzers.
The wind stayed the same north easterly over the weekend but temperatures rose, resulting in a tremendous buzzer hatch, anglers reported catching fish full of buzzers. Nick Board and Steve Orton thought they’d be optimistic and try the dries and consequently caught on a CDC shuttlecock and the ‘F’ fly. Jacob Gill aged 8 fished with his father Paul and caught four super rainbows. (See our Facebook page flyfish store for pictures). Mal Green took the best rainbow of the opening few days, a great silvered over wintered fish with a pristine tail to match weighing in at 4lb 11oz. Eyebrook warden and England international, Lee Henfrey made the most of his morning off and went for a fish down stoke dry fishing a team of buzzers lee enjoyed good sport. Lee will be working at Eyebrook and Draycote and will be available for guiding.
We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.
Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.
Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am
We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other water with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters
Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques
Please note until further notice the “Alec Lane” gate entrance will remain locked this is to stop any unauthorised vehicles coming on site.
All access therefore is via the Eyebrook Estate main entrance located on the Great Easton Rd.
Bank anglers will still have full access around the reservoir with their cars.
Number Rods: 148 Number Trout Taken: 440 Number Trout Released: 1611
Total Catch: 2051 Weekly Rod Average: 13.8
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 18.30
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.45
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 2.00
Afternoon Boats: 2.00 until 18.45
Last 4 Hours from: 14.45 until 18.45(Tickets on sale from 2.45)
All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 7.00pm
Until further notice (due to broadband issues) we can only accept cheque or cash as payment
Dates For Your Diary
Saturday 29th April - Scierra Pairs www.scierrapairs.co.uk
Friday 23rd June – Saturday 24th June – John Horsey Anglers world fly fishing championship www.anglersworld.flyfishingchampionships.uk