Latest news from Albury
Updated 26th January
Apart from a few floating ice patches 0n Belmount Lake, Vale End, all lakes now clear of ice. More cold weather for end of the week though, so an opportunity to get those rods bending again in the next few days.
The past week has suffered from ice interruption, with overnight temperatures dropping down to -8c. However, we have had some fishing open each day, chiefly at Wood Lodge Pool Weston, blessed by a nice spring flow here.
115 fish were caught in the week to 25th January, still plenty on floating lines, with BlueFlashDamsels and Cats Whiskers taking the majority of fish.
Best fish: 9lb rainbow at Vale End for Peter Hart (25th Jan) to a Black BFD; 7lb rainbow at Powdermills for James Grant (21st Jan) again to a BFD.
For Syndicate member info, Park Lake is now drained and fallowing. Bank repairs ongoing on the beats right now.
For prospective new syndicate members, you can get a prospectus by emailing Tony. New candidates will be considered from 1st February.
On the newstands now – Trout Fisherman magazine January issue – with a great feature on Albury.
A heads up for April events………..
1.Powdermills will return to a 2lb 8oz average on 1st April. Our survey last year confirmed this wish by our anglers. For those of who like stalking our rainbows, you will find large fish on all our waters.
2.Free flycasting lessons at Vale End at Flyfish15, 10th April, every 30 minutes, berths now filling up, booking essential. Email Tony.
Into the summer, and corporate bookings at Vale End so far – Wednesday 15th May and Thursday 4th June.
Reduced day rod membership of £8 now runs until the end of February 2015.
Fish moving a little deeper in the water now, with some night frosts having cooled water down to the expected temperature for the time of year. Floating lines still good, but lengthen your leader a little; otherwise, put on a slow sinker now.
The only hatches around now are buzzers on the milder days (7c +), 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. To fish a bloodworm effectively, fish it static on the floor of the lake, as that’s where the natural is.
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.
Weston – Powder Mills – Vale - Park
BBC Weather Forecast for Albury
|All lakes open at present, with a good flow of water passing through, keeping the surface icefree on cold nights. It will take a frost of -6c to freeze the water over completely, but check the tweets or call for further info.
In the week to 25th January, 81 fish were landed at Weston.
BlueFlashDamsel nymphs and Cats catching most fish, with bloodworm also working well in deeper water.
Best bags last week: 6 fish for Justin Greig; 4 fish for March Meech, Nick Early, Steve Davies, Terry Adams, Alastair Duncan, Michael Humphrey and Roger Judd.
Best fish recently: 9lb rainbow for Andrew Gordon (30th Nov) to BFD; 11lb 6oz rainbow for Gerry Baker (12th Nov) to a BFD.Current Prices: 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 currently £8, 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 in general over all Albury waters – 115 trout were taken in the week to 25th January.
|Fishing well in the cold weather, but subject to icing over in this cold snap. Keep up to date by reading the morning tweets.In the week to 25th January, just 9 lake fish were taken at Powdermills, mostly to BFDs or Cats.
Best rainbow weights recently – 7lb rainbow for James Grant (21st Jan) to a BFD; 9lb 8oz rainbow for Man Phu (26th Nov), 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.
Best patterns lately: 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.
Both lakes open again, last of ice on Belmount now clearing off. Good fishing during the week chiefly to Mill Lake only, but some incredibly cold mornings and icy rings to negotiate for our anglers.
River sections now closed for the winter.
In the week to 25th January, 25 fish were landed at Vale End.
Best bags taken last week: 6 fish for Dariusz Andrzejewski and Mike Byrne; 4 fish for Tim Aikens, Andy Walker, John Millers, Peter Bernhardt, Eric Bailey, P and B Mascoll.
Latest big fish taken: 9lb rainbow for Peter Hart (25th Jan) to a Black BFD; 8lb rainbow for Rodney Cartwright (17th Dec) ; 10lb 8oz rainbow for Stephen Lay on 11th December, one of 5 fish taken on a Blue Flash Damsel.
Dredging of Mill Lake now postponed until further notice.
We shall be running teaching days in 2015 year on 10th April (Free Casting lessons at Flyfish ’15), 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. So far, fully booked here 15th May, 4th June.
|The lake is now drained and fallowing.
We shall next be fishing here as the season opens up again on 1st April.Those members with Winter Membership have been catching well lately on the three day waters.Members are also currently reapplying for Membership, be it on a Half Rod, Full Rod or Family Rod basis. Prices begin at £690 for Syndicate membership, including exclusive access to Albury Park Lake (rainbow stocking) and eight delightful beats on the Tillingbourne river (brownie stocking) as it flows from Shere to Albury through Albury Park.If you would like a prospectus for the season ahead, please email Tony. New memberships will be considered from 1st February.There is plenty of riverkeeping activity in progress at this time of year, as the following pics show. The basic aim is to provide an optimum width for the river to flow within, whilst supporting firm banks for anglers to fish from. The floods of 2013/14 created plenty of work to be getting on with!
Latest news from Syon Park
Updated 26th January
Day membership at reduced rate of just £8.00 now extended to the end of February 2015!
ICE ALERT : Only 5 days fishing lost to ice so far this winter but it only takes 2 consecutive nights of -2 degrees for the fishery to completely freeze over. Please check the ‘twitter’ posts on the web site for updates before you leave home!
How’s it fishing – Syon
BBC Weather Forecast for Syon
|Despite losing 3 days to ice cover and some bitingly cold north easterly winds 85 fish were taken last week including a 6lb 8oz Brown trout for Clinton Frauenstein on a Black Spider.
Most fish are being taken at depth during this cold spell so fish long leaders and goldhead patterns with floating lines or ideally intermediate or slow sink lines. Blue Flash Damsel or Cats Whiskers appearing most on fishing returns, but moving around to find the most productive spots on the day is far more important than fly choice.
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!
Nice to see John H Jones 10lb 4oz Rainbow win Trout Fisherman’s fish of the month (December 2014). John won a prize of £100!
Recently landed Trout from Syon and Albury