Monday and Tuesday (excluding bank holidays)
Online Day Membership – £8 or On the Bank Day Membership – £10
Wednesday to Sunday
Online Day Membership – £12 or On the Bank Day Membership – £15
Fish Tokens are required to Fish at all Albury Estate Lakes. Members need one Token per Fish Landed. No Catch and Release
Fish Tokens are cheaper online and then collected from the bailiff on the bank
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated December 13th
Mill lake at Vale End is now open for fishing and Belmont lake will be open for fishing this weekend.
Another consistent weeks fishing with 142 fish taken to the week ending 9th December. It was great to see some more of the recently stocked Spartic trout gracing the net’s of some lucky anglers as well as some tiger trout and some large brown trout (see pics below). Small to medium sized olive and black lures with longish marabou tails appear to be reliable patterns at the moment.
We have a couple more Albury Fishing Club events coming up in January. The first is on the 9th January and is a Masterclass with Peter Cockwill at Weston fishery from 9am to 12pm. The cost is £20 and £15 for Season and Syndicate rods. This will be a great chance to pick up some tips from the best in the business. To book a place please email me at [email protected] Also on the 30th January we have a trip to Wherwell fishery planned which consists of fishing on the River Test and lake fishing. I have available 12 river rods and 6 lake rods. To book please email me on the above address.
GIFT VOUCHERS – With Christmas fast approaching the Albury Estate Fishery Gift Voucher offers up an ideal present idea. Follow this link for more information and for purchases Gift Cards
Please note that the police and environment agency will be carrying out regular patrols of the fishery so please ensure you have a valid rod license and all fish caught are declared and paid for. The picture below is of a recent patrol.
Below are some pictures of fish taken recently.
Even in the cold weather floating lines and weighted flies will do to target the fish that are holding 2ft to 4ft down. With the arrival of some colder weather we will see a switch from imitative small patterns to small weighted lures with the favorites being BFD, Hot Head Damsel, Black and Green montana’s, Cats Whisker and Fritz patterns.
We had a fantastic away day grayling fishing on the Lower Itchen Fishery on the 17th October with a fantastic turnout of 17 anglers. We had plenty of fish with grayling the primary target but we also landed chub, sea trout, brown trout and even reports of a lost salmon. Below are a couple of pics from the day and don’t forget to book into our next event which you can find details of below by scrolling down slightly.
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS. We have recently caught and banned some anglers abusing our system and practicing catch and release which is NOT permitted on any day ticket Albury water. We now have a number of voluntary bailiff’s who will be on the look out.
We now have for sale through the website ‘Starter Fishing Outfits’ for £69.99. Included is a 9ft 5\6 weight rod, reel loaded with a floating line, tapered leader, flies and safety glasses.
In the absence of Albury Game Angling shop we will now be selling Fulling Mill flies, spools of leader and tapered leaders. These will be available from the bailiff. We will look to expand our range over a period of time.
Read the latest from the four Albury Lakes via the links below. The fishing details for Powder Mills, Vale End, Weston and Park have been moved to the report page allowing you to see all the latest news on a single page whilst freeing up space on the home page.
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!
Fly Fishing lessons in Albury
One Hour £48
For each additional person, please add £12
For a refresher session, half an hour £30, may be all you need. Speak to Tony.
Lessons at Albury are conducted weekdays usually at 11am or 3pm, but according to availability, some weekends too. Please do book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Prices include VAT at the standard rate.
New members: Select Membership and then the number of days and fish tokens required. Reduced Rate Day Membership: Valid on Monday and Tuesday except Bank Holidays. Existing members: Top up your visits and fish tokens.