Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated April 25th
‘Species Challenge Competition’ – Last week we stocked some lovely tiger trout (see pic below) and we are running a competition that if you can catch a tiger, blue, brown and rainbow trout in the same day you win a free season rod. This must be witnessed by an Albury or Syon bailiff. Please note that tiger trout have ONLY been stocked into Weston and Syon and only one season rod prize is available.
Alexander Jaffery came close to completing the species challenge last week when he caught an 8lb rainbow and a 5lb blue trout (see pic below). He then went on to lose a brown and a tiger trout.
20 anglers enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable talk and demo by Peter Cockwill (see pic below) on Tuesday 24th April. We will be running another Albury Fishing Club event soon so please keep an eye on the website.
Last week produced a catch of 184 fish to the week ending 22nd April. The fishing last week was hampered for large parts by very bright conditions and hot weather but as soon as you got a bit of cloud cover the fish switched on. Tactics wise there has been a shift from using small lures to using more imitative patterns with buzzers and small nymphs being effective. Anglers who enjoy stalking have been concentrating on Wood Lodge Pool, Kingfisher Pools, Belmont and Powdermills which are crystal clear at the moment.
Our annual Troutmaster Competition was held on Saturday 14th April at Weston with the winner going on to represent the Fishery at the final at Draycote later in the year. We had 12 anglers on the day battling it out for top spot (see pic below)
The eventual winner was Phil Gayford (pic below) with 4 fish weighing in at a comp weight of 16lb 5oz. Second place was to Cliff Pearce with 13lb 12oz and 3rd Suajunas Zilius with 13lb 9oz.
The river fishing has really picked up with the warmer weather with the first fish of the season coming to the dry fly. Below are some pics of some river fish caught recently.
The longest stretch of day ticket river fishing is at Vale End with a good variety of water including deep pools and fast riffles. Office Beat at Weston although only short holds a good head of wild brown trout as does the river at Powdermills.
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 25th April
Day member entry will now be from 08:30, not 08:00, the same as all other Albury Estate Fisheries.
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!
116 fish out last week at Syon. Buzzers are the absolute winner, red ones in particular. There is no particular area of the lake fishing better. Fish are coming out all over. Our top three fish this month so far are 7lb 12oz by Roger Ibbott, 7lb 5oz by Frank Riggio, and 6lb 12oz by Sandrina Marshall.
Buzzers fished 2ft under without an indicator are catching really well. An unweighted buzzer, slow retrieve, 9-12ft leader, and floating line perfectly imitate the hatching midges on the lake. Standing on the bridge you can see trout hoovering these small insects up, paying little to no attention to the usual BFDs and Cats Whiskers.
We’ve planted a variety of different trees around the fishery. After the Taxodium fire (a real one this time) in the autumn, it’s crucial that we look towards the future and plant now to ensure that anglers in 50, 100, and 200 years will enjoy the shelter provided by ancient trees.
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
Young Anglers Day is on Tuesday 10th. We have very few spaces remaining.
Belle, Fearne and Harrison with a great catch!
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!
Buy on-line or on the bank
Fish Tokens are required to Fish at all Albury Estate Lakes Members need one Token per Fish Landed No Catch and Release
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.