Latest news from Albury
Updated 22nd August.
We seem to have lost the heatwave for now, and picked up some northerlies, much cooler water temperatures which fish and anglers certainly appreciate.
Best of the fishing is at Weston where a freshly flooded and restocked Main Lake has been contributing well to catch totals.
In the week to 17th August, the fisheries produced 225 trout, of which 135 were landed at Weston.
Wood Lodge Pool (great clarity with some patchy weed) and Millhouse both adding to the totals; Vale End much quieter, river sections best here, plus top end of Belmount, which has been suffering a brown algal; bloom over the past few weeks. Belmount Lake is now draining, started Thursday 21st, and after a freshen up, we can look forward to some good autumn fishing in 3-4 weeks time.
In the meantime at Vale End, the river and Mill Lake stays open, so carry on fishing here. 3 river fish for Adrian Dooley on Thurs 21st. In particluar, try the lower end of Mill Lake, above the dam, and immediately below the dam in Waterloo Pool.
A boost to the stocking on all waters over the next couple of week is a batch of 1kg buttery coloured brownies, watch out for them on the lake fisheries.
Best patterns – buzzers,GRHE and BFDs. Also try a dry fly when you have some cloud cover. Hoppers and daddies come into their own at this time of year. Stalking fish at Weston is the best practice for the next week or two.
Powdermills river well worth a visit, but the lake has been very slow for several weeks now, wait til autumn to see fishing resurge again.
All day ticket river beats offering reliable sport until the end of September.
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 17th September.
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In the week to 17th July, 135 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 outstanding early autumn fishing (4c air temp this morning!)
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.
Best fish out recently – 10lb 2oz rainbow for Simon Chamberlain (15th Aug), on BFD; 8lb 14oz rainbow for Pat Keogh (30th July) to a Damsel Nymph; 10lb 2oz for Youge Cheng (25th July) to a buzzer; 12lb 14oz rainbow for Patrick Gleeson (3rd June) on a Yellow Buzzer.
Office Beat, alongside Millhouse, offers a fine alternative to lake sport, especially during evening sessions, and is open to all day and season anglers.
Catch results for all Albury waters – 225 trout were taken in the week to 17th August.
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 17th August, 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 but fishing is quite tough here now, plenty of flow at this venue keeps fish moving through the day, even in the very warm weather.
37 fish taken in the seven days to 17th August.
A drainage of Belmount Lake will start Friday 22nd Aug.
Best patterns, BFDs and GRHE, fish are just beneath the surface now.
Best recent fish – 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.
All river sections are in good form, overhanging cow parsley has just been trimmed back.
Corporate Dates – Fully Booked Wed 17th Sept. 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.
Full weedcut now finished, a small amount of collecting to clear up. Very good clarity here too. The lake has been fishing well, but many anglers have been away on hols. 5 anglers landed 20 lake fish 19th Aug. Buzzers, BFDs and Sawyers PTN catching in good numbers.
On the river beats, plenty of flow still for the time of year – legacy of plentiful winter rain – keeps this fishery in good condition. Great sport to daytime nymph and evening dryfly, Weston and Turbine beats offering some particularly good sport.
9lb 7oz rainbow for David Kratt (17th August) on a small Cats; 8lb 8oz rainbow for Alan Avis (13th August) to a mini Viva.
In the week to 17th August, 40 lake rainbows were taken – most anglers currently concentrating on river action to mayfly, 11 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.
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!