Latest news from Albury
Updated 1st October
Last few days of warm weather fishing before a change at the weekend. Some beautiful autumnal fishing weather being enjoyed by our anglers. Fine top of the water sport, with dries taking a good number of fish, otherwise BFDs, buzzers, GRHE and Goldhead Daddys working well.
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, some blanket weed patches at Weston Main.
In the week to 28th September, 259 trout were taken at Albury.
Powdermills restocked after recent weed cutting boat activity. First few autumn fish now being caught.
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.
Fully Booked Days ahead – none.
Weston - Powder Mills - Vale - Park
BBC Weather Forecast for Albury
Lovely fishing here at the moment. Clear water, plenty of activity, blanketweed patches on Main Lake.
In the week to 28th September, 86 trout were landed at Weston.
Good fishing across Weston’s lakes, plenty of cool water coursing through to keep fish on the feed here.
Main Lake now fishing again after a month of drainage and refill. This is already providing some excellent early autumn fishing. Some patchy blanket weed, not moving much in the still air, but clear water beneath.
Best fish recently: 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.
Millhouse open and recently weedcut. Improved cooling flow here too.
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.
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 – 259 trout were taken in the week to 28th September.
Improving conditions now with reduced air temperatures for a few weeks, one or two fish being caught. Water still coloured green, but clearer patches when the wind blows.
In the week to 28th September, anglers landed 3 lake fish and 1 river fish.
Best rainbow weights recently – 8lb for Steve Halpin (27th Sept) to a Buzzer; 11lb 0oz for Ronald Lindsey (8th June) to a Buzzer; 9lb 6oz for Tony Wynne (24th May), Redhead Damsel Nymph; 9lb 0oz for Amelda Blignaut (23rd May) to a Dry Mayfly; 10lb 8oz for Luke James (11th May).
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.
Belmount and Mill Lake open as normal. River sections now closed for the winter.
Catches now accelerating here with Belmount back on form after drainage and refill, in the week to 28th Sept, 104 fish were caught.
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.
Teaching day being held on Sat 11th October. £33 per head includes fishing and instruction all day. Please book in via Tony’s mobile 07976 810737.
For further information on Corporate Fishing activities, send Tony an email with your requirements.
Winter season started 1st October. Syndicate members can apply for a winter extension at £80.
Just the lake open now, and also access to the entire lake system at Albury.
Fully booked on 4th and 5th October for teaching events.
Hoppers, daddies, buzzers and BFDs took the greater number of fish in the last few days of the summer syndicate season.
Of the larger fish taken in September – 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.
In the week to 28th September, 47 lake rainbows were taken – most anglers currently concentrating on river action to mayfly, 18 takeable river browns came to the net.
Fishing here is the very best that the Estate has to offer, with guests able to fish with you at any time. One or two vacancies still on offer, so 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.
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.
Latest news from Syon Park
Updated 29th September
How’s it fishing - Syon
BBC Weather Forecast for Syon
135 fish taken last week including an 8lb 9oz Rainbow for Domingos Melo on a Blue Flash Damsel. Water clarity is still excellent.
The best time to fish is on the overcast days when there is enough breeze to put some ripple on the water. Because the water is very clear the bright windless days are much more challenging as the fish become a little spooked and tend to the more inaccessible parts of the fishery, so move around and be prepared to fish a little deeper in bright conditions. Mornings are definitely more productive, particularly on sunny days.
If you are a first time visitor to the fishery, please call the duty bailiff on 07956 378138, preferably 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!