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Albury open to season members and a limited number of day tickets
Syon open to season members only
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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 May 4th
Please note that Weston Fishery will be closed on Wednesday 12th May for a private event. Vale End and Powdermills will still be open during this time.
A quieter week last week but still fishing well with 342 fish caught. The algae at powdermills has now cleared and is fishing much better. The usual damsels and buzzers fishing well and also a lot of fish taken on cats whisker. Please remember that 2020/21 yellow tokens have now expired and cannot be used.
We are still allowing only a limited number of day tickets but now we have availability for evening rods (fishing from 5pm to dusk) which must still be booked online.
With some very bright days the fishing was at its best early morning before the sun really got high in the sky and then again later in the evening when the sun began to drop. Small lures still catching plenty of fish but it’s time to start and get imitative in your flies as fish are feeding hard on buzzers. Dry fly is also worth a go if you see fish rising.
The new 2021/22 fish tokens and season membership is now available to purchase online.
We have received a large number of enquiries from anglers who have been unable to fish because of lockdown restrictions about extension of the current 2020/21 yellow fish tokens that are due to expire at the end of March. The good news is that we have decided to extend these until the end of April 2021 to hopefully give everyone a chance to get out and use their tickets. Please note the extension applies to fish tickets only, membership will still expire at the end of March.
All lakes are fishing really well. Small to medium sized lures such as BFD’s, Cats Whiskers, hothead damsels and if the weather warms up, buzzers will work nicely.
We are now open to ‘local’ season and day ticket anglers. Season members must book a slot online and day ticket anglers must book online also before fishing.
It saddens me to have to write this post but unfortunately we are experiencing an increasing level of abuse of the token system at Albury and two anglers were banned over the weekend for this. We are aware of some Anglers taking fish without putting tokens in the box. This is theft and totally unacceptable. It is also unfair on the other Anglers as it means stock levels will dwindle as restocking relies on an accurate catch return. Any Anglers caught abusing the token system will receive a lifetime ban from Albury Estate Fisheries and will be reported to the police. Please can all Anglers ensure they fill out the catch return and place the correct number of tokens in the box before leaving the Fishery.
Following a statement (see below) from the Angling Trust, fishing is allowed again. This is great news but it is vitally important that we all follow the guidelines as angling will be under the spotlight. If we see regular abuse of the guidance we have been given by the Angling Trust we will have no choice but to close the fishery.
To remain within the law you should follow the government guidance, and only fish locally within your district where you live.
Also in the next 24hrs we will be launching an online booking system for season rods to book a days fishing. You must book online before fishing.
Good morning everyone
The Government have now formally responded to the representations made by the Angling Trust. We have promoted the huge benefits of fishing on individual health and wellbeing and have been able to present a case to which the Government have listened. On this basis I am pleased to announce that fishing will be permitted during the third national lockdown in England.
The Head of Sports Participation at DCMS confirmed the following;
“fishing is allowed as exercise so long as participants adhere to the rules on staying local, gathering limits, social distancing and limiting the time spent outdoors”
This has also been confirmed by DEFRA;
“Cabinet Office have now officially confirmed that angling / fishing (incl. sea fishing off private boats, water sports) can be considered exercise and are hence permitted.”
And by Sport England here –
We have worked extremely hard to reach this position and we as anglers have a duty to abide by the strict conditions under which fishing is once again permitted. With infection rates and death tolls rising we must stick to the Government’s rules and ensure that angling remains part of the solution and does not cause problems.
Please bear in mind these key points which will be reflected in the new Angling Trust guidelines which we will publish shortly:
– This is a strictly limited resumption of LOCAL fishing and very different to how we have been allowed to operate since May
– We are in a National Lockdown and this must be respected. The law requires a ‘reasonable excuse’ to leave your home or penalties will apply.
– The government has recognised that fishing can be seen as exercise, which is expressly permitted under the lockdown rules, although outdoor recreation is not.
– Organised sporting gatherings are prohibited so no match fishing.
– The exercise is limited to once a day so no overnight fishing whatsoever.
– To remain within the law you should follow the government’s guidance, and only fish locally within the district where you live. If you have no local fishing available then you will have to take your daily exercise in other ways.
We are once again able to enjoy the sport we love at a time when many others can not and we must ensure that every angler adheres to the rules.
I would ask all anglers who are not members to join the Angling Trust and give us your support. We have worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome and that is only possible thanks to the support of our new and existing members. I would ask all anglers who value their ability to go fishing to make the same commitment as your fellow anglers have and join the Angling Trust. We are stronger together!
Membership – Angling Trust https://anglingtrust.net/membership/
Stay safe and very best fishes
CEO – Angling Trust
Latest news from Syon Park, London
As Spring begins and the warmer weather raises our moods we are also beginning to see daily hatches and are all anticipating the fish rising so we can start our dry fly fishing. We are seeing a lot of buzzer casts on the surface of the water as well as nymph movement in the lake fringes.
Black and red Buzzers being the first choice followed by other buzzer variants working well. Black and blue damsels have also been have good success.
Fish are being caught across the lake however around the island is the most success.
Unfortunately we have issued another life time ban to an angler who has not been putting token in the returns box. This is a horrible thing to happen but we are being left with no choice. We expect all anglers to abide by the Fisheries rules to make things fair and enjoyable for all of us.
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.
Some really nice fish caught last week which produced 382 fish. The bright sunny days made fishing slightly more challenging, especially with the clear water clarity but first thing in the morning and later evenings appeared to be the best times. https://t.co/oVnEX6FUT2
Sorry for the lack of updates but been away. Fished really well over the last two weeks with 687 fish caught. Buzzers are the predominant food item at the moment but damsel patterns in various forms are producing. https://t.co/FJ8c1L7JAo