Posts Categorised: News

Sweep Sinking Lines

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Currently, at the time of writing the fish are hard on the fry and most of the fish coming out are coughing up Perch into the net or showing great numbers in their stomach contents on gutting. An angler took 3 fish home for the pot last week, reported post gutting that he found 63… Read more »

Understanding Tippet for Dry Flies.

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As we enter September with cooler days and nights, the water temperature begins to drop, and the trout once again start to feed high in the surface. Add the appearance of the Daddy Longlegs and large late season buzzers, September can offer some fantastic dry fly sport. Fish that have grown on over the summer… Read more »

Fishing Eyebrook during the height of summer.

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Due to its makeup, Eyebrook, with an average depth of only 17 ½ feet and no aerators which would bring cooler water towards the surface. It is a challenge in the height of summer, as the fish will drop down in the water column to locate some cooler water. Were they feel more comfortable, at… Read more »

“THE HANG”

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Well, after what seems a lifetime of not being out on the water we are finally back and the fish have been feeding hard during our time away, resulting in them being in great condition and fighting hard. Now we are back, lots of anglers have reported good catches with fish coming to “The Hang”…. Read more »

Tuition Covid-19 Update 27th June 2020

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We are please to say after carful monitoring of the updated government guidelines we are able to to resume our 1:1 casting tuition session. We shall then monitor our new working procedures, to ensure that both the clients and instructors feel safe and are happy. We will then look to restart our 1:1 guiding session… Read more »

Fishing the drop.

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During these very uncertain times, like no one has seen before. We have unfortunately seen the temporary pause of Fly Fishing on our much-loved reservoirs. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t spend our time inside reading, learning and thinking about fishing, as I know that’s what I am doing. In this blog I am… Read more »

Shrimps at Draycote.

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After the summer, we now enter the glory days of Autumn for the bank anglers, with the catch returns from the bank all featuring good catches on Shrimps. In the blog I will talk you through how to best approach the banks to get the most out of the bounty of shrimps. Around 3 years… Read more »

Dry Fly Fishing

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With the water now cooling from the hot summer temperatures. The trout have risen into the surface layers of the water column, as a result dries have become the standout at both Draycote & Eyebrook. However, when it comes to fishing the dries there is a marked difference in the success rate. To help get… Read more »

Daddy Time at Eyebrook

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As the water cools toward the late summer days of September, Eyebrook surrounded by grazing land comes alive with fish eating Crane Flies (Daddy Longlegs) as they get blown onto the water. Daddies are most active and on the wing towards late summer, feeding on plants stems, roots and grass. With all the farmland and… Read more »

Washing Line Blog Post

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As the water temperature starts to rise at this time of year, to a very Trout friendly 15/16°C. The Trout also rise, in the water column looking for food. As it this temperature the trout really start to feed hard and pack on the weight becoming very active in the search for food. Often moving… Read more »