Latest news from Albury
Updated 23rd October
Weather has stayed relatively warm for weeks now, keeping fish high in the water, but often tricky to tempt.
Lakes are looking in fine fettle, plenty of clear water about, no weed issues, and when heavy rain threatens, such as Gonzalo, inlets will be shut preserving good clarity.
Floating lines still the order of the day and at the business end BFD, Cats Whisker and Daddies working well. 57 fish taken over the weekend across the Albury waters.
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, blanket weed now removed from Weston Main.
In the week to 19th October, 138 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, all lakes producing fish.
In the week to 19th October, 74 trout were landed at Weston.
Good fishing across Weston’s lakes, plenty of cool water coursing through to keep fish on the feed here.
Best fish recently: 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; 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.
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 – 124 trout were taken in the week to 12th October.
Water pretty clear now we have much cooler temperatures, most of the algal suspension has dropped out. Anglers should now have good catch expectation with some fresh fish stocked.
In the week to 19th October, anglers landed 3 lake 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, given fair weather, with Belmount back on form after drainage and refill, in the week to 12th October, 35 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.
A teaching day held last Saturday 11th October saw 18 new anglers instructed, with many catching their first rainbows. We shall be running further teaching days next Easter. Please book in via Tony’s mobile 07976 810737.
Meanwhile, for information on Corporate Fishing activities, send Tony an email with your requirements.
Now into the winter season as from 1st October. Syndicate members can apply for a winter membership extension at £80 to fish off their remaining rainbows. To catch more, simply call the bailiff on 07976 810737.
Just the lake open now, and also access to the entire lake system at Albury.
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 19th October, 16 lake rainbows were taken.
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 Xmastime, 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.
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 20th October
112 fish taken last week including 7lb Rainbow for Ah Loo Chiew and a 5lb Brown for Andy Melvin. Water clarity remains excellent.
How’s it fishing – Syon
BBC Weather Forecast for Syon
112 fish taken last week including 7lb Rainbow for Ah Loo Chiew on a Black Spider and 5lb Brown for Andy Melvin on a Damsel Nymph. Water clarity remains excellent.
Although the Indian summer has long departed conditions have remained extremely mild despite some wind and rain, as a result the fishing is steadily improving as the water temperature slowly drops from the 18 degrees it was just over 2 weeks ago. After a couple of good frosts it should improve dramatically. Blue Flash Damsel has scored particularly well together with other goldhead marabou patterns as well as Daddy Longlegs pulled across the surface. Floating lines are still the order of the day.
From 1st October winter season rods are avilable for the six months to March 31st 2015. Prices start from £197.50 for 10 fish. If you are lconsidering fishing through the winter, embership is equivalent of only 9 visits as a day member, after that you are fishing for free!
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!