Day Members – 08:30 to Dusk (Last Entry 18:00)
Season Members – 07:30 to Dusk (Last Entry 18:00)
Syon Park Fishery hidden within the beautiful 200 acre parkland grounds of Syon House, a seat of the Duke of Northumberland, only 8 miles from central London.
This is a unique opportunity to sample superb trout fly fishing on a small stillwater only 40 minutes from Clapham Junction by Overground.
The lake and grounds were originally constructed by Capability Brown in the 1760s, the six acre lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout from Albury (and brown trout in season) of an average weight of 2lb 8oz up to in excess of 10lb.
Syon offers easily accessible trout fishing for the novice and more experienced angler alike in a beautiful environment on the outskirts of London. Just across the River Thames from Kew Gardens, Syon Park is only eight miles west along the A4 from Marble Arch. These water enjoys prolific hatches of olives, alders, sedge, buzzers and damsel flies.
Open every day from 08.30 until dusk, except Christmas Day. Last Entry at 18:00.
For GPS users please use TW7 6BB which will bring you to the Syon Park entrance on the corner of ‘Park Road’ and ‘Church Street’, Old Isleworth. See map below.
Syon Park Location
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated November 21st
Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
There has been an incident with an angler on the bank who was found to be bumping fish off. Be aware that this is not allowed and fish must be played, landed and killed. There are of course times when hooks pull but deliberate slackening of the line is a clear attempt to bypass the rules laid out by Albury Estate Fisheries. This angler has been banned and is no longer welcome at any of our fisheries.
A huge improvement in fishing recently with 94 fish caught in the past week. On one day we had 41 fish caught by 18 anglers. The best bag went to Jonathan Kirk with 8 fish on an intermediate line and blue flash damsels. Snails, Olive Nymphs, Dragonfly Larvae, and Water Hog Louse were all found in the stomach of some recent catches. It’s clear that fish are feeding on the bottom through most of the day due to the appearance Dragonfly, Hog Louse, and most obvious of all snails in their diet.
An intermediate line will help to keep the fly presented near the bottom on faster retrieves. However floating lines fished with a 10ft leader allows smaller nymphs and buzzers to be fished very slowly in the lower reaches of the water. After the cast allow plenty of time for the fly to sink before retrieving. Floating lines have fished better in the shallow areas at either end of the lake with sinking lines holding the bottom between the tree line and the bridge being the preferred choice.
There were some good sized Browns stocked a couple of weeks ago. These were accompanied by a large stocking of Tigers and of course Rainbows. Nobody has yet caught a Tiger but Tony Catherside has come close to a brown that was nearly over his net when the hook pulled!
We would like to remind all anglers that the sign in book is vitally important for bailiffing at Syon Park. It has been in place for many years at Albury. It is a newer addition to Syon that increases the level of security and helps with our token system in conjunction with the returns box. Anyone found to be making false entries or failing to sign in and out at each visit will be at risk of losing their access.
Below you can see a video of the lake at night which is swarming with nymphs. Most look like olive nymphs but there are also a lot of gammarus and water hog louse. During the day they are hitting the bottom and the fish look like they’re following them down to at least mid water. Between the island and the tree line at the top of the lake the water can be up to 12ft deep.
The Duchess gate on London Road still remains closed. Updates will come as soon as we have them.
Super star celebrity angler John Tydeman has performed in his biggest role to date in this Cadbury’s advert filmed at Syon Park. Over 1 million views for for John, just a few thousand shy of the number of fish he’s caught on his hand tied flies.
We’ve recently uploaded videos of Syon Park from the Sky! You can really appreciate the seclusion provided by Capability Browns tree line when you fly over the top and see the city sprawl around us. See Lakes From Above Page.
Cash will not be accepted on the bank for Day/Season Memberships or for Fish Tokens. They can all be purchased online or on the bank using a Credit or Debit Card
2018/19 season: The online season
Prices for day tickets and fish tokens are now cheaper to buy online than on the bank. A day ticket on the bank will cost £15 and two fish tokens will be £22, card payments only. If you pay online before you come however it will only cost £12 for your day ticket and two fish tokens will be £21.50.
Do I have to choose which day to come fishing?
No, you do not need to pick a day to come fishing when you buy your day ticket. The ticket will be open to use between 01-04-18 and 31-03-19. Day tickets are single use only.
Do I have to wait for my fish tokens to be posted to me before I come fishing?
We do not post out tokens. You will be able to collect your tokens from the bailiff on the bank but you will need a copy of your receipt with you, printed or screenshot on phone. 1 Fish token must be placed in the returns box for each fish caught. You may buy more tickets throughout the day either online via the mobile site, or on the bank via card payment.
Why is it cheaper to buy online?
We want to encourage our anglers to purchase their tickets online. It makes the process of bailiffing quicker and gives us the correct information every time you turn up on the bank. We’ve ended up with multiple accounts for the same anglers, this process makes sure we have no mistakes, no duplicates, and gives you more time to fish!
New Season Memberships are available online and on the bank
Entry to the fishery will continue to be 8am but last entry will now be 5.30pm – fishing can continue as usual to sunset.
If you are a first time visitor please call the bailiff on 07956 378138 the day before to get the gate entry code. Just start fishing, we will issue your membership/entry card and tickets on the bank. Please note that the gate entry code changes every month… get used to using your card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
Please note that you now need the new generation membership card to get onto the fishery as the swipe system on the gate is now live. Otherwise call 07956 378138 for the code of the day to gain entry and we will issue you a card on the bank.