Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 19th Feb
Millhouse lake at Weston will reopen Wednesday.
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.
The next Albury Estate Fishery Club event will be a tour of our fish farm on Tuesday 20th Febuary at 11am to 12.30pm. To book a place email me at [email protected]
A busier week with plenty of fish caught. A total of 159 fish caught to the week ending 18th Feb. Powdermills water clarity has improved so the fishing here should pick up. Flies to try at the moment have been weighted damsel patterns in various forms, Cats Whisker, buzzers and bloodworms. The fish are currently holding 2-3 feet down so a floating line will do the job but during colder weather an intermediate or slow sinking line to fish 4-5 foot down will keep fish coming to your net.
The two largest fish taken last week to John Absolam (see pic below) who caught a lovely 9lb rainbow from Weston main lake on a red and black lure.
John Stone caught an 8lb rainbow from Wood Lodge (see pic below).
We have stocked some stunning blue trout in recent weeks (see pic below) and expect to see more of these over the next few months.
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 19th February
A warm and bright week for those who came out fishing during the half term. Only a handful of fish were seen rising each day, even as the sun went down the surface remained calm. This, of course, meant that the fish were holding deeper than usual. Most fish came out between 4 and 6ft, but many were getting caught right on the bottom in the deepest areas at 12ft! Blue Flash Damsels with a black body were the killer fly in the brighter conditions. Buzzers also made a strong return this week, due in part to the increase in midges hatching throughout the day.
114 fish came out in total, however 6 of those were caught by anglers who had decided to disregard the “fly only” rule. Those anglers were confronted on the bank and found to be using highly scented artificial bait which they threaded onto a hook. This clear violation of the rules led to the group of three anglers being banned from all Albury Estate Fisheries waters and the loss of their fish tokens. We encourage all anglers to read the rules found at each fishery and to consult with the bailiff if there is an issue.
Jonathan still holds the biggest fish of February at 8lb 8oz. Frank Bolger managed to push David Incze’s 7lb 2oz rainbow into third place with a 7lb 4oz rainbow. The top three fish of each month will be entered into the 2018 Troutmasters competition, more details can be found here
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
Our list of Young Anglers has now grown considerably. We will soon be emailing all those who have signed up to give you some more details about the casting day.
Winter Season Rods now available from the website. Fish from 1st Oct – 31st March 2018, the best time to fish!
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 have purchased a season rod or day fishing online your tickets will be issued to you on the bank on production of printed or smart phone image of the transaction. Day Membership on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays) still only £8.00 (£12 rest of the week).
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.