Latest news from Albury
Updated 28th July
Weston Main lake is now refilling, back fishing again by around 7th August. Wood Lodge Pool (currently very clear and exceptional stalking quality) and Millhouse lake open as usual.
Tough fishing in the heat yesterday approaching 30c, 12 fish caught. In this hot spell, a quick change of patterns and keeping on the move in search of feeding fish in depth, shade and flow is the answer.
Challenging fishing right now in the heat. In very hot weather the best fishing is going to be away from the heat of the day. Come fishing after teatime!
Currently Wood Lodge pool and Mill lake at Vale End are offering the most consistent sport.
Anglers should be looking to smaller patterns like buzzers and nymphs in sizes 14 to 16 to put a fish or two on the bank when regular patterns fail. All day ticket river beats will offer reliable sport during hot periods.
Some places still available on the Albury Park Syndicate. 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 tine, then this could be the fishery for you. For enquiries, or a prospectus, please contact Tony Hern. Rates can be adjusted pro rata for the season already foregone.
Fully Booked Days ahead – Vale End -15th August, 17th September
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In the week to 20th July, 48 trout were landed at Weston.
Most of these came from Wood Lodge Pool, where the fishing is terrific inspite of the heat. Cool water and plenty of it keeps fish on the feed here.
Main Lake has been drained and fallowed, burning off the weed, refilling now, due to reopen around 7th Aug.
Millhouse still open, improved cooling flow here now, so worth a punt in the clear waters currently.
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.
Best fish out recently – 10lb 2oz for Youge Cheng (25th July) to a buzzer;12lb 14oz rainbow for Patrick Gleeson (3rd June) on a Yellow Buzzer; 11lb 4oz rainbow for Stephen Weller (3rd June) on a Copper Buzzer; 10lb 8oz rainbow for Mr Dobrzanski (11th May), 9lb rainbow for John Stone (21st May) to an Olive Shipmans Buzzer.
Office Beat, alongside Millhouse, currently enjoying an excellent hatch of mayfly, is open to all day and season anglers.
Catch results for all Albury waters – 150 trout were taken in the week to 20th July.
Fishing for Heroes – charity fishing day – Fri 12th Sept – please ask Tony for an application form.
Very slow here now, algal bloom on the lake, means the best of the sport is now to be had on the river section.
In the week to 20th July, anglers landed just 2 river fish.
Best rainbow weights recently – 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.
On the river section here, the season lasts from April to September inclusive, fish caught only cost you one token, but two tokens for each lake fish.
Good conditions, plenty of flow at this venue keeps fish moving through the day, even in the very warm weather.
58 fish taken in the seven days to 20th July.
Best patterns, BFDs and GRHE, fish are just beneath the surface now.
Best recent fish – 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.
All river sections are in good form, overhanging cow parsley has just been trimmed back.
Corporate Dates – Fully Booked on Fri 15th Aug and Wed 17th Sept. Teaching day being held on Sat 11th October. £33 per head includes fishing and instruction all day.
For further information on Corporate Fishing activities, send Tony an email with your requirements.
Weedcutting by chain has cleared the lower half of the lake pretty well, upper half is good in patches.
Stalking bugs, PTNs GRHEs and BFDs taking most fish.
Good surface movement on Park Lake given some cloud, and some nice depth to escape the heat here, dries also worth a g, working on fish at the edge of a shoal.
4lb 2oz brownie taken from the lake 23rd June by Brendan Clancy to a Damsel. Best patterns BFDs, PTN and Montana.
River fishing is in good order with plenty of browns showing including a good number of wildies. The new pools at Church Beat have been offering some great sport. GRHE, PTN and sedge patterns now taking most fish.
Banks now in much better condition than early Spring, but still a few soft spots, partuicularly on Lodge Beat where the whole bank was rebuilt last winter - please tread carefully! Bank trimming now having taken place, so not too much offending cow parsley to catch your fly.
In the week to 20th July, 26 lake rainbows were taken – most anglers currently concentrating on river action to mayfly, 16 takeable river browns came to the net. There is a healthy population of wild brown showing, having survived the high winter levels. Mayfly patterns took the lion’s share of fish this week on both lake and river.
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.
New rod Nigel Hartley joined the syndicate 5th June and was rewarded immediately with a 13lb 8oz whopper, to a Damsel.
The recently introduced Family Rod enables up to two family members to fish at any time, including a guest at any time.
Latest news from Syon Park
Updated 21st July
SYON PARK IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY 1st September 2014
The fishery closed on Monday July 21st for draining, removal of coarse fish and essential maintenance and will re-open on Monday 1st September. Fish tickets can be used as normal at the Albury fisheries.
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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!