Monday and Tuesday (excluding bank holidays)
Online Day Membership – £8
On the Bank Day Membership – £10
Wednesday to Sunday
Online Day Membership – £12
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 also cheaper online and are collected from the bailiff on the bank when you start fishing
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated September 21st
Some welcome cooler weather around currently which should help the fishing. Some nice blue trout between 4lb and 6lb stocked yesterday. Also please note that only a few places remain for our annual grayling trip to the Lower Itchen Fishery on October 17th so please email me if interested.
Winter Season Rods are now available to purchase on the website and offer fantastic value for money to fish from October 1st until the end of March 2019 which will see some of the best fishing of the year.
A slightly slower week with 124 fish taken to the week ending 16th September. We have completed a weedcut at Belmont which is looking really good and Millhouse lake is now being refilled and should be open in a couple of weeks. Buzzers, diawl backs and lightly weighted GRHE will out fish most patterns with fish locked on to very small food items. Also a few daddy long legs about so be sure to have a few in your box. Fish daddies dry on the surface or water log them and fish them just under the surface, ideal conditions would be overcast with a nice ripple on the surface.
Albury Fishing Club’s first two events have now been set and they begin with an away day fishing trip to the Lower Itchen Fishery for grayling on Wednesday 17th October. We also have a talk by Andy Ford presenter of ‘On The Bank’ fishing programme on BT Sport on the evening of 21st November. To book your place on these events and for more details email [email protected]
Weston main lake now open for fishing and fully stocked (see pic below). Already plenty of fish being caught with the hot spots being towards the car park end of the main lake.
The largest fish taken recently was Barry Maynes with an 11lb 8oz rainbow (see pic below).
The best chance of any action will be early mornings or late evenings with small flies being best such as small BFD’s, buzzers and GRHE. Also small amounts of weed are beginning to form in places but generally not too bad.
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.
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.
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 September 10th
Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk
A slightly slower week for Syon. Temperatures dropped to 15°C and there was a good breeze and some very overcast periods. The best bag of 4 went to John Tydeman who caught off the top on one of his glorious creation, a foam booby frog. Hot head blue flash damsels are catching the majority of fish all over the lake. 5wt rod with floating line and a 9ft leader is a perfect set up for the damsels. Retrieves have been fished super slow and deep, fast in the top foot of water, and everything in between. As we move into autumn be sure to see more fish come out on damsels and cat’s whiskers and hopefully a huge leap for daddy longlegs off the top. The areas that have taken most fish are top top side of the bridge, the area between the island and the tree line, and right up by the reed bed. Fish have been seen in the shallow end near the entrance but very few have been caught there.
On the 19th and 20th of September Conor and Mack will be heading to Lea Valley Park to teach school children all about our native fish species and how we farm trout for the table and sport market. The day, organised by Countryside Live, will also give us a chance to promote our next Young Angler’s Day which is currently in development. Our Young Angler’s Days are open to 10-16 year old’s of all ability. It will take place on either a Saturday or Sunday in October. To register your interest in attending this event please email [email protected] with your name and number of children you’d like to bring. We will also be looking for volunteers for this event so please let us know if you’re interested in helping get a new generation hooked on fly fishing! You can read all about our last day here.
The Species Challenge is still live, all you need to do is catch a rainbow, blue, brown, and tiger trout to get next years season membership for free! There are still tigers swimming around the lake which were stocked back in April and blues and browns are regularly stocked along with weekly stockings of rainbows. All trout must be caught on the day and verified by the bailiff.
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.
On Monday 14th May we participated in a schools day. We showed over 200 primary school children different species of fish that live in UK waters. We also scooped some invertebrates from the lake. We found lots of Water Hog Louse, Gammarus, Water Boatmen, Leeches, Snails, and Damselfly Nymphs. All the children also had the exciting opportunity to see and touch a rainbow trout! For the majority of them it was the first time they’d ever touched a live fish.
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.