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From £8 / day and during February BFF – Bring a Friend for Free.
Fish tokens must be purchased to fish all waters
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated Feb 19th
This month only we are running the Bring a Friend for Free Scheme. Want to introduce a friend to the beauty of fly fishing? Well now you can bring a buddy with you for a day’s free fly fishing. During February 2019 bring any non-member for free and share fish tokens.
What a fantastic last week we have had with some lovely spring weather and this certainly encouraged anglers on to the bank and a brilliant 275 fish were caught to the week ending the 18th Feb. All lakes produced fish with Weston the top performer with 129, Vale End 84 and Powdermills 62. Once again the weather ahead looks fantastic so get out and use your blue fish tokens that expire the end of March. We should see next seasons 2019/20 fish tokens come into circulation at the beginning of March.
The fish are certainly sitting slightly deeper at a depth of between 3ft and 5ft with small to medium sized lures (BFD, Hot head damsels and orange fritz) fished slowly appear to be taking good numbers of fish. However its not all about the big fluffy stuff as as the temperature peaks during the day this may encourage a small buzzer hatch and the fish will move up the water column to feed on them, so have a selection of buzzers and small nymphs to hand.
Below are some pictures of some nice fish caught recently.
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.
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 February 18th
Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
The whole of February we are running the Bring a Friend Fishing Scheme. A great way to introduce someone to the sport! Just bring them along and they wont need to buy a day ticket and can share your tokens.
Our Trout Masters Fish Off will be held on Sunday 24th of February. A letter will be sent from Trout Fisherman before the event with more details. We will still be open for fishing on this day and everyone is welcome to come and cheer on the anglers!
90 fish out in the last week with a good number of Spartics being landed too. The most successful flies have been squirmy worms, blue flash damsels, and cats whiskers. The majority of fish have been coming out in the shallow end of the lake, especially between the casting platform and the first bench. The bridge is also holding good numbers of fish. Clarity is gradually returning to the lake after a few weeks of coloured water.
Floating lines with a 9ft leader have been catching fish at around 3-4ft in the shallow area of the lake with intermediates taking more fish in the wider section. A slow steady retrieve whilst fishing lures should provoke a take. Squirmy worms fished under an indicator at about 4ft should be left to drift for a few minutes before recasting.
Below you can see a video of the lake at night which is swarming with nymphs taken towards the end of autumn. Most look like olive nymphs but there are also a lot of gammarus and water hog louse. There is currently much less activity during the night suggesting the invertebrates have headed to the bottom and will be fairly dormant now until spring arrives.
The Duchess Gate on London Road is now open! Thanks to all our anglers for putting up with the extra walk when arriving by public transport.
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!
- Airflo 9’ 6/7# 4 piece Carbon fly rod
- Pre loaded Graphite fly reel
- Airflo Velocity WF7 Floating flyline and backing
- Protective rod tube
- Tapered mono leader
- Fly box and flies
- Sunglasses for eye protection
This kit is the perfect way to get in to Fly Fishing and experience the sport in a cost effective way. The rod and line are ideal for the Albury Estate lakesNote : Collect from the Fisheries office in Albury during regular office hours: GU5 9AF