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Updated 28th November

Lakes are looking in fine fettle, plenty of clear water about, no weed issues, and when heavy rain threatens inlets will be shut preserving good clarity.

Fish staying high in the water, keep on floating lines for now. Still time to enjoy the last of the autumn leaves, before the winter winds strip the trees bare.

Buzzers are the chief food item of flylife now, use glass patterns, GRHE and bloodworm in deeper water to tempt the fish. For pulling flies, BFD, Cats Whisker and Hot Head Damsels are working well.

Powdermills now benfitting from a much improved inlet flow, 4 fish for Stephen Swan here on Tuesday 11th for 24lb 2oz.

In the week to 23rd November, 118 trout were taken at Albury.

Best of the day water fishing is at Weston where a freshly flooded and restocked Main Lake has been contributing well to catch totals, and also Vale End, with a similarly healthy fishing quality now to a freshly flooded Belmount Lake. Great clarity too at these waters.

Gerry Baker with his 11lb 6oz rainbow from Weston on 12th November, taken on a BFD

Gerry Baker with his 11lb 6oz rainbow from Weston on 12th November, taken on a BFD

Powdermills fishing is now much improved. Remember to step up your leader strength as these fish are fighting very hard. Also remember a fish from Powdermills requires 2 tokens.

All river fishing now closed for the winter, we reopen on the beats again on, 1st April.

If you like peace and quiet when you fish, a Parkland setting, bespoke brown trout river fishing, your own exclusive lake, access to all the day waters, and a guest to fish with at any time, then in 2015, Albury Park Syndicate could be the fishery for you.  For enquiries, or a prospectus, please contact Tony Hern. 

No fully booked days ahead -now.

A heads up for December – a reduced membership fee of £8 per day will be available between the period 1st and 21st December.

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How’s it fishing lake by lake: Weston – Powder Mills – Vale Park


25th November
Lovely fishing here at the moment. Clear water, plenty of activity, all lakes producing fish.In the week to 23rd November, 57 trout were landed at Weston.Good fishing across Weston’s lakes, plenty of cool water coursing through to keep fish on the feed here.Best fish recently: 11lb 6oz rainbow for Gerry Baker (12th Nov) to a BFD; 8lb 8oz rainbow for Bertie Hebburn-Heath (11th Oct) on an Orange Lure; 12lb 8oz rainbow for Steve Halpin (4th Oct) to a Red Shrimp; 9lb 8oz raibow for Paul Walker (4th Oct) to a BFD; 9lb rainbow for Alan Horsfield (28th Sept) to a Pink Shrimp off Millhouse lake; 7lb rainbow for Chris Morris (15th Sept) to a Black Buzzer; 9lb 4oz rainbow for S Weller (10th Sept) to an Orange nymph; 10lb 3 oz rainbow for Paul Walker (6th Sept) to a size 14 PTN.Prices for 2014: If you go online and purchase your membership and tokens there, you can still enjoy 2013 prices. For ‘on the bank sales’,a new membership card is £3, Day membership is £12, two fish tokens are £21, four fish tokens are £36.

David Cheng took this fine rainbow of 10lb 2oz on 25th July.

David Cheng took this fine rainbow of 10lb 2oz on 25th July.

Office Beat, now closed for the winter, running alongside Millhouse, offers a fine alternative to lake sport, especially during evening sessions, reopens to all day and season anglers on 1st April 2015.

Catch results for all Albury waters – 118 trout were taken in the week to 23rd November.



This is Weston Main Lake midJuly. Now full again, refreshed and offering some great autumn fishing.


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Powder Mills

25th November
Water pretty clear now we have much cooler temperatures, most of the algal suspension has dropped out. Anglers should now have good catch expectation with some fresh fish stocked.In the week to 23rd November, anglers landed 5 lake fish.

Adam Hallmark with his fine rainbow opf 9lb 8oz taken on 16th Nov to a BFD

Adam Hallmark with his fine rainbow of 9lb 8oz taken on 16th Nov to a BFD

Best rainbow weights recently – 9lb 8oz rainbow for Man Phu (26th), fly tbc; 9lb 8oz rainbow for Adam Hallmark (16th Nov) to a BFD; 8lb 12oz rainbow for Stephen Swan (11th Nov), one of four fish to Green Nymph at a total bag weight of 24lb 2oz; 10lb rainbow for Tony Lynch (8th Nov) to a Pink Nymph.

Stephen Swan with a 5.10 rainbow, one of four fish for a bag weight of 24lb 2

Stephen Swan with a 5.10 rainbow, one of four fish for a bag weight of 24lb 2oz to Green Nymph (11th Nov)

Best patterns: BFDs, GRHE and buzzers on the lake, for the river use GRHE and PTN plus evening dries for best results.

River now closed until April.

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Vale End

25th November

David Cheng with his 10lb rainbow, taken on 30th July.


Julian March with a lovely 7lb 4oz rainbow taken on a BFD 21.04.14

Julian March with a lovely 7lb 4oz rainbow taken on a BFD 21.04.14

Belmount and Mill Lake open as normal. River sections now closed for the winter.

Catches now accelerating here, given fair weather, with Belmount back on form after drainage and refill, in the week to 23rd November, 43 fish were caught, best week here since the refill of Belmount Lake.

Best recent fish – a fine bag for Ron Elder (25th Sept) landing rainbows of 9lb 4oz, 7lb 8z and 5lb 8oz, all to BFD; 10lb rainbow for David Cheng (30th July) to a Black Bugger;  9lb 8oz rainbow for Larry Monty (22nd May) to a BFD; 7lb 4oz rainbow for Julian March (21st April) to a BFD; 9lb 12oz rainbow for Keith Andreae (21st March) to a White Lure. 

We shall be running teaching days in 2015 year on 16th May and 10th October. Please book in via Tony’s mobile 07976 810737, or send him an email off the website.

Meanwhile, for information on Corporate Fishing activities, send Tony an email with your requirements.

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Albury Park

25th November

8lb 8oz for Alan Avis, taken at Park Lake on 13th August to a mini Viva.

A quiet week here, but productive fishing for those that ventured out. Plenty of leaf fall at this water right now, but some beautiful colours whilst they last.

13 lake fish taken last week to 23rd November.

Now into the winter season here, Syndicate members can apply for a winter membership extension at £80 to fish off their remaining rainbows. To catch more, simply purchase some extra tokens by calling the bailiff on 07976 810737.

Just the lake open now, and also access to the entire lake system at Albury.

Best patterns right now include Goldhead Daddy, Cats, Green Fritz and BFDs.

Of the larger fish taken in the last few weeks – 8lb 1oz rainbow for John Knights (23rd Oct) on a Shipmans Buzzer; 8lb 4oz and 7lb 8oz rainbows for John Stevens (27th Sept) to a Green Damsel Nymph;  8lb 12oz rainbow for Andrew Maltby (20th Sept) on a Daddy; 7lb 8oz rainbow for John Hackett (19th Sept) to a Hare’sEar; rainbows of 7lb 6oz and 7 lb 1oz for John Knights (16th Sept) to a Shipmans Buzzer); 10lb 8oz and 7lb 8oz rainbows for John Stevens (11th Sept) both to Damsel nymph; 7lb rainbow for Adrian Watts (9th Sept) to a dry daddy; 9lb 6oz rainbow for Phil Newton (3rd Sept) to a BFD; 10lb 6oz rainbow (4th) Sept for Nick Moore; 8lb rainbow for Tony Jackman (7th Sept) to a damsel.

Fishing here is the very best that the Estate has to offer, with guests able to fish with you at any time. Once 2014 members have reapplied for membership for next season, by around Xmastime, one or two vacancies may be on offer – to add your name to the waiting list, please enquire by emailing Tony.

The recently introduced Family Rod enables up to two family members to fish at any time, including a guest at any time.

For those of you interested in joining the waiting list, please email Tony. New applications will be considered from 1st January 2015, with the new season starting in April. If you have not fished in the Park before, it’s two greatest attributes are the peace and quiet the stunning Parkland setting contributes towards a generally ‘more undisturbed’ day than on the busier day waters – and – the bespoke stocking of the Tillingbourne beats with hard fighting brown trout.

 In the winter months, we shall be undertaking a lake drainage at some stage, and improving some of the river sections on the beats. Cutting back branches and firming banks to generally further enhance the fishing access and quality.

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Latest news from Syon Park

Updated 24th November

A very quiet week on the bank due to some very soggy conditions (Sunday was a total wash-out!), but 98 fish taken last week including two cracking Brown trout of 10lb 8oz for Mehmet Sudji on a Damsel Nymph and 9lb 8oz for Peter O’Keefe on a Humungus.  Water is still gin clear and weed free.



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Syon Park

24th November
The fishing has much improved recently after some welcome cooler nights to bring the water temperature down to something more normal for the time of year.  Mid morning continues to be the most productive time of the day, just move around and try and fish the ripple in the very clear conditions. Most anglers now finding most fish at mid-water depth, so fish goldheads on a longer leader with floating line or an intermediate/slow sink line; fish deeper!  Buzzers working, but most fish taken on Blue Flash Damsel/Cats Whisker with other goldhead marabou patterns.

10lb 8oz Brown for Mehmet Sujdui on a Damsel Nymph.

10lb 8oz Brown for Mehmet Sujdui on a Damsel Nymph.

9lb 8oz Brown for Peter O'Keefe on a Humungus.

9lb 8oz Brown for Peter O’Keefe on a Humungus.

From 1st October winter season rods are avilable for the six months to March 31st 2015. Prices start from £197.50 for 10 fish. If you are considering fishing through the winter, membership is equivalent of only 9 visits as a day member, after that you are fishing for free!

If you are a first time visitor to the fishery, please call the duty bailiff on 07956 378138 the day before your visit to obtain the code to enter into the keypad on the gate entry system. Once on the fishery the bailiff will issue you a membership card which will give you access via a barcode swipe system.  Please note that the gate code is regularly changed; use your card!

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Recently landed Trout from Syon and Albury


Alex Trwhitt 7lb rainbowDraganDragovic9Feb2014RyanBailey8-8Mar2014_800x597 PiotrKrolak9Mar2014_800x597 6brownKieranMcLaughlinMar2014_800x597
StuartHayler7-8B Trout Fished Dec 20139lb trout - fly fished from SyonRoss Dowie 8lb trout Dec2013Pat Gleeson 7lb 12Oz Rainbow Dec 2013Eugen Kavannagh with 7lb rainbow trout at Syon ParGulamabbas Khakoo 12lb 8oz rainbow also taken on a blue flash damsel at WestonKrusztof Kluma 10lb 8oz rainbow taken on a blue flash damsel at WestonTim Jones at Syon Park with 10lb-4oz Rainbow Trout 7lb 9oz Rainbow Trout landed by Ernie Donnell at Syon ParkPeter Reader 14lb 4oz rainbow Vale EndTrevor Puffett 12lb 12oz rainbow trout taken on a cats whisker from WestonPaul Brown, new to the sport of fly fishing catches his first trout at Vale EndMr Embleton 9lb 8oz rainbow at Vale End Mill LakeCharles Kyles12-8 Syon Park Rainbow TroutArtur Lukaszcwicz14-6 Rainbow Trout at Syon ParkPaul Walker Syon 14lb Rainbow TroutSam Kaddoura with 14lb Rainbow at Powder Mills10lb 10oz Rainbow for Jonathan Stevens at Albury Park on GHDJohn Stephens 12.75 lb Rainbow Trout at Powder MillsDariusz Rybinski Rainbow Trout 13-4&10-8 syonHarry Manners 12lb 4oz Syon

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