Albury Season Membership for Syon and Albury Lakes
Season Membership 1st April -31st March
Winter Season Membership 1st October – 31st March
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated September 21st
Please note that we are draining Belmont lake at Vale End and we hope to reopen it around 5th October. During this time you can still fish the river and Mill lake. Also for the remainder of September we will not be doing any day tickets but season members only due to the reduced waters available to fish. Normal service will resume early October once Belmont lake is refilled and stocked.
We have had lots of people asking about the winter season rod and am glad to say that this is now available to purchase online at £125, the same cost as last season. Winter season membership offers fishing from October 1st 2021 to end of March 2022 and gives you unlimited access to all fisheries (excluding the Park Syndicate). During this period we will see the best fishing when the trout are at their most active. This is also a time when we are able to stock some other trout species like the Spartic trout and Arctic char that need the lower water temperatures. Season rods can also buy fish tokens in larger multiples to make further savings.
As far as the fishing goes the summer has been relatively good to us with it being generally cooler and wetter than the past few summers and without very long periods of very hot weather. August and September always are the most difficult months for fishing at Albury but the weekly catches have not dropped below 100 fish which is encouraging. Another month or so with some cooler autumnal weather we should see the fishing start to pick up. As ever the best advice for anyone fishing over the next few weeks is to fish the correct waters to give yourself the best chance as some waters are cooler than others. Wood Lodge and Kingfisher pools at Weston, Powdermills and Mill Lake and the river at Vale End will be your best options. Remember that the river closes at the end of September. Please feel free to ask or call the duty bailiff to ask advice on the best waters to fish and flies to use.
Other great news is that Syon Park will be reopening on October 1st to season rods as well as a limited number of day rods.
On the lakes stealth and presentation will be the key to success with fine leaders and small flies. Small buzzers and nymphs in dull colours will be worth a go. Also try daddy long legs.
As well as fishing the correct areas in the hot weather it’s also important to fish at the best times which will be early morning and late evening. As well as this you may want to think about your approach to fishing with smaller flies and finer tippets being a good option.
The new fishing lodge is now open. We will open in two phases. The first on the 26th May will see it open in a basic format and you will be able to access the seating area to use (7 days a week 8.30am to 4pm) and help yourself to a tea or coffee. Payment will be made into an honesty box (£1 per cup).
The water clarity at all venues is currently really good and that coupled with the cold water means conditions are about as good as you can get. Fish have responded well to small lures such as damsels and cats whiskers but with good buzzer hatches and olive hatches small buzzers and nymphs will do well. Fishing dries will be an exciting way to take fish. Try small olive patterns, hoppers and sedges.
Please remember that 2020/21 yellow tokens have now expired and cannot be used.
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated 5th August 2021
Syon Park Drain Down
Syon park will be closed for Fly Fishing next week as the lake will be drained down for maintenance and general quality control.
You will notice the drain down starting Friday night and over the weekend the lake will be completed fishable as usual. However we will close on Monday 9th Aug to remove the lake bound trout and return them to Albury. As the lake drains we will commence with banks repairs in a number of places. Expect the lake maintenance to be concluded around the end of August.
The drain down is also key in enhancing fish quality as the drain down is key in reducing the fish louse population. The lice are naturally occuring in most still water bodies and can damage the trout. Adult lice are flat, round, jelly-like parasites that feed on skin and mucus of trout. The lice tend to live and breed in the reeds and attach their egg to hard surfaces like reed stems. As the water level reduces and exposes the banks and reeds the lice population will die off. – This is one of the most effective ways to stem the lice population.
Also the drain down allows us to monitor and count all the aquatic life in the Syon lake. We expect to find a number of course fish species and a number of eels.
Of course the lakes in Albury remain open to all Day Members and Season members.
Thank you for your understanding. We will keep you posted on updates and confirm when the lake will reopen.
Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
Cash will not be accepted on the bank for Season Memberships or for Fish Tokens. They can all be purchased online or on the bank using a Credit or Debit Card
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 often, get used to using your card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
We’ve 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.
Considering the time of year the fishing has been good largely due to the rain and cooler weather we have had over the last few weeks. Just over 250 fish caught over the last two weeks. Best fishing at Vale End river and lakes and Wood Lodge pool and Kingfisher pools at Weston. https://t.co/C5oQJ6KiRQ