The Eyebrook Trout Fishery 2017 fishing season will begin on Thursday 23rd March 2017 - Fishing permits will be on sale at the fishing lodge and gates will open to the public at 7.00am - boats out at 08.30am
The Eyebrook fishery team look forward to welcoming you to opening day 2017 and with pre season stockings of top quality rainbows introduced the prospects of another terrific fishing season at Eyebrook Trout Fishery
The fishing lodge will be open for business as usual with season and day permits available and plenty of expert advice on hand from the resident Eyebrook fishery team.
The Eyebrook Tackle Shop will be open for businness with Stuart and Sue Illsley offerin expert advise on all that is new in the world of game angling gear.
Come and enjoy the wonders of flyfishing for trout and enjoy the wildlife and natural surroundings in the 'heart of the shires' english countryside..
The fishery is in top class order with good water levels and we do hope that you will all enjoy opening day and the new fishing season here with us at the UK's favourite stillwater trout fishery... The Eyebrook Trout Fishery during 2017
A Nostalgic look back to Opening Day 2016
'Queueing at the gate first at 05.13am was our good friend Nick Barrett keen to wet a line at Eyebrooks opening day'
Dave Scholefield of Corby fished the green bank and caught a nice trio of rainbows on a small lure.
Bob Smith fished the bank at the bell and took four fine rainbows for 7lb 12oz on a Montana nymph.
Father and son Roger and Mark Charles of Shearsby fished from the bank at the hawthorns and caught twenty- five rainbows between them including a fine 3lb 8oz specimen. Roy Swinfield of Leicester fished from the bank at pollards and caught and released twenty- two rainbows but took a fine 3lb 2oz rainbow home for his supper, Roy caught most of his fish on black buzzers. Rob Inglis of Broughton and Ian Reeves of Carlton Park enjoyed some great sport from the bank at Badger point and caught thirteen rainbows between them mostly taken on black and green lures. Mick Farrell of Corby bank fished at the three trees and caught eighteen fine rainbows all of Mick’s fish were taken on a cormorant fished on a midge tip line.
Geoff Allsop of Tamworth enjoyed his first day’s outing to Eyebrook and bank fished at the cowshed, Geoff finished his day with fifteen rainbows all caught on diawl bach
A great start to the 2016 season
87 anglers braved the elements on opening day at Eyebrook Trout Fishery and enjoyed some good sport mostly to black buzzers and montana nymphs. For Opening day a total of 219 fish were taken and a further 106 fish caught and released giving a respectable rod average of 3.73.
Given that the Easter weekend was somewhat dissrupted by storm Katie the reservoir has continued to fish well with a rod average now standing at 4.16... see the latest fishing report for full details ( in fishing reports) and enjoy your fishing.
We all enjoyed a decent sort of summer in the UK The Gamefair at Ragley Hall in July was bathed in glorious sunshine and as is usual the fishing once again suffered with the warm weather conditions through July and August 2016.
The bank fishing was as not reported by 'some' as all doom and gloom and many anglers fished the bank throughout 2016 and carried on catching fish. Dave Chadwick of Ashley consistently caught on his own Cdc pattern as did John Dracup of Oakham with his favourite Diawl bach pattern. Many other bank anglers enjoyed fishing the green bank and sams dyke and caught trout that were feeding heavily on coarse fish fry.
5,798 rods visited the fishery in 2016 with a total of 4006 returns, 8,092 trout were taken and a further 11,666 fish caught and released, a rod average based on returns of 4.93..
From all the team at Eyebrook Trout Fishery thanks for all your support throughout the 2016 fishing season, we do hope that you all enjoy the festive season and winter well and look forward to seeing you all again for another great fly fishing season here at Eyebrook in 2017
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