The boat sport has been hectic at Eyebrook Reservoir – situated on the border of Leicestershire and Rutland. Over the past seven days, Northampton-based season ticket Graham Pearson has landed 11 top-quality rainbows in a single session – most of the fish falling to a size 10 Quill Buzzer.
Other anglers enjoying the action afloat were Geoff Adams, also of Northampton, who took seven rainbows, the best being an impressive 13lb 12oz specimen – all on buzzers.
The sport wasn’t helped by the changeable weather, but the back end of the week saw Ian Jobe of Asfordby take to his float tube and bag six fine rainbows from the main basin area, all taken on Black Buzzers.
Mal Wright and Alan Brooking of Leicester boat fished Sams Dyke and took limit bags each on Daddies and Black Buzzers for a cumulative bag weight of 31lb.
The Dyke was also one of the best locations from the bank, where Dave Chadwick of Ashley caught six decent rainbows from the stones point on a single black buzzer under the bung. Other successes from the bank included season-ticket holder Graeme Bell who caught four rainbows, which all fell for a Cruncher fished on a floating line, and John Dracup of Oakham who took a nice brace on a CDC Emerger and damsel imitation from the bell bank.
The Eyebrook is continuing to fish very well, with a current average of around three fish per rod. Regular stockings of quality rainbows will continue to be introduced at intervals throughout the season; the current level of stocking during 2014 now stands at 14,500 fish.