Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:27

Eyebrook Trout Fishery Report Week ending 10th April 2016

Trout Taken 318(1020) Catch and Release 347(946) Rod Returns 130(427) Fish per rod 5.11(4.60)

Season’s totals in brackets


Season ticket holder Horace Wood of Sapcote accompanied Alan Brooking of Leicester on a boat recently and both initially struggled to catch it was not until much later in the day that the fish began to feed. Horace and Alan anchored and fished off the pens area with teams of buzzers and finished the day with limit bags apiece.

Good friends Chris Thomas of Milton Keynes and Brian Holly from Derry, Northern Ireland enjoyed frenetic sport on their first ever visit to the fishery. Brian and Chris opted to fish the bank at the Hawthorns and caught twenty fighting fit rainbow’s between them. The majority of the pairs rainbows were taken on diawl bach, Brian caught a particularly nice over-wintered rainbow that was estimated to weigh around 3lb 8oz.

Season ticket holder Dave Chadwick of Ashley fished from the bell and caught numerous rainbows on buzzers fished under an indicator and topped his session off with a superb brown trout estimated to weigh between 4-5lb, the fish was safely returned to the water.

A mix of April showers some of which have been thundery with hail stones have done little to improve early season fishing conditions but with a healthy stocking policy helping to return a consistent rod average of 4 for the bank and 6 for the boats nobody at Eyebrook is complaining…

Best fly patterns for the ‘brook’ include black quill buzzers, black and green taddies, gold ribbed hares ear nymphs and diawl bach all fished on floating lines.

The 2016 Eyebrook Wednesday Night Boat League will soon be underway Opening match on Wednesday 11th May 2016 and offers some great fishing prizes.

During 2013 The Eyebrook Wednesday Night Boat League was born and has proved to be an absolute winner as it has not only offered the seasoned angler the opportunity for some friendly competition but also helped novice fly fishers get to grips with the sport as regards fly choice, drifting or anchored boat and tactics generally. If you are interested in participating have a word with Jobe Burnham at the Eyebrook Fishing Lodge or for more information click on to www.eyebrook.com News and Events- Wednesday Night Boat League.

‘Catch me if you can’, Tagged Trout Competition Along with the usual top quality rainbows the Eyebrook Trout Fishery have been stocking for the 2016 season a number of tagged fish have also been introduced into the fishery. To qualify for entry into the 'Catch me if you can' Competition and your chance to win vouchers to the value of £100 that can be redeemed at the fishery for permits, boats, tuition or even toward payment on season tickets, you must first register your details with fishery staff at the Eyebrook fishing lodge, entry fee is £5.00 and the competition runs until the end of fishing 2016... and good luck!

For your Chance to Win a Day Motorboat at Eyebrook Trout Fishery simply register your details at Eyebrook fishing lodge or at our on-line booking facility and send in your name and contact details including your email address and we will enter you into our weekly prize draw for a day motorboat at Eyebrook. Normal day permits will still apply. And this week’s winner is Mervyn White.

General Boat Bookings are now being taken so to reserve boats or any other general fishery information call 01536 772930 alternatively boats can be booked online at www.eyebrook.com

And catch up with the Eyebrook Fishery Website at www.eyebrook.com absolutely full to the brim with fishing tips and all your fly-fishing related questions answered at ‘Millers Tails’ And for those of you who tweet, you can now follow us on @theEyebrook, if you’re on Facebook like our page at www.facebook.com/eyebrook

Andy Miller

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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