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Latest news from Albury

Updated 22nd December

Take a look at our new videos of the Albury lakes: Taken from a drone you can see the lakes as never before. Take a look and let us know what you think. Links below to YouTube.

Powder Mills
Vale End

Best of the fishing action currently shared by Vale End (Mill Lake especially good) and Weston, good clarity suitable for stalking in all lakes except Millhouse at Weston. 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.

Attention all anglers: Powdermills has had a recent drainage and refill,  open for fishing again Tues 23rd.

Reduced day rod membership of £8 now runs until the end of January 2015.

Fish moving a little deeper in the water now, with some night frosts cooling 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.

Dredging at Vale End’s Mill Lake has now been further delayed, and will now take place at some time during the January/February window. Even though there is a big delta of silt/sand to shift at the inlet end, the lake is still fishing remarkably well.

In the week to 14th December, 128 trout were taken at Albury.

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

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.

Weston – Powder Mills – Vale Park

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


16th December
Lovely fishing here at the moment. Clear water, excellent spring flow, plenty of activity, all lakes producing fish.In the week to 16th December, 58 trout were landed at Weston.Best bag 6 fish by Dariusz Andrzejewski.Best fish recently: 9lb rainbow for Andrew Gordon (30th Nov) to BFD; 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.Current Prices for December 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 currently £8, two fish tokens are £21, four fish tokens are £36.

A nice bag for Septimus Low-Mayes on 30.11.14

A nice bag for Septimus Low-Mayes on 30.11.14

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 – 128 trout were taken in the week to 14th December.



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Powder Mills

16th December
Lake is now closed for maintenance, should be back fishing again by Xmas.In the last full week of the fishery being open, to 30th November, anglers landed 8 lake fish, best at 9lb 8oz to Man Phu.

9lb 8oz rainbow for Man Phu taken 26.11.14

A lovely 9lb 8oz rainbow for Man Phu, taken 26.11.14

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 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.

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Vale End

16th December

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 14th December, 68 fish were caught, best performance here since we refilled in August. Mill Lake now producing well after a quiet few weeks.

Fish of the week: 10lb 8oz rainbow for Stephen Lay on 11th December, one of 5 fish taken on a Blue Flash Damsel.

Best bags this week: 7 fish for Darren Baxter, 6 fish for Andy Whitelock, 5 fish for Stephen Lay and Darral Collins.

More 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. 

Dredging of Mill Lake to reinstate original lake depth (following two months of flooding last winter) scheduled during January/February, further details to follow, but open as normal until then.

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

16th December

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

A quiet week here, fishing now more challenging, we shall be draining here in January,as part of the annual drainage programme, so no more stocking for now.

Just 2 lake fish taken last week to 14th December.

Now into the winter season here, Syndicate members can apply for a winter membership extension at £80 to fish off their remaining rainbows. Just the lake open now, and also access to the entire lake system at Albury. To catch more, simply purchase some extra tokens by calling the bailiff on 07976 810737.

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

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 Xmas-time, 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 February 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 17th December

A fairly quiet week on the bank due to a mixed bag of weather with 101 fish taken including an 8lb for Wolf Eiserhardt on a Damsel Nymph and a 7lb 12oz for Roy Lyu on a Cats Whisker.  Just be prepared to fish deeper as the water is still gin clear, intermediate lines doing best.  Gift vouchers now available from the web site for Christmas; just go to ‘online sales’.  Day membership at reduced rate of just £8.00 now extended to the end of January 2015!

Please note Syon Park Fishery is CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

ICE ALERT : 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.

‘The Big Fish’ BBC2 is making a new series all about fishing and the production team is looking for talented amateur anglers to test their skills in some of the most epic fishing locations around the world. Closing date to apply is 7th Jan 2015. Interested? Learn more:


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Syon Park

17th December
The fishing is much improved now after some welcome cooler nights to bring the water temperature down to something more normal for the time of year.  Mornings continue to be the most productive time of the day, just move around andtry and fish the ripple in the very clear conditions. Most anglers now finding most fish at mid-water depth or below due to the very clear water, so fishgoldheads on a longer leader with floating line or preferably an intermediate/slow sink line; fish deeper!  Most fish taken on Blue Flash Damsel/Cats Whisker with other goldhead marabou patterns. Until the end of January 2015 Day Membership is available at £8.00, a saving of £4.00  from the normal £12.00.

A lovely Syon Brown trout of 10lb 8oz for Peter O'Keefe on a Pink Nymph.

A lovely Syon Brown trout of 10lb 8oz for Peter O’Keefe on a Pink Nymph.

7lb 120z Syon Rainbow for Roy Lyu on a Cats Whisker.

7lb 120z Syon Rainbow for Roy Lyu on a Cats Whisker.

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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