Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 13th December
Ice Update – No ice.
We ran the second Albury Members Club event, this time with Peter Cockwill as the guest speaker and once again it proved a great success with the night being a sell out. News of the next event will go out soon and it looks a cracker.
It was a fairly low catch total last week with only 82 fish taken to the week ending 10th December. Once again Vale End was the top performer with 39 fish caught. With plenty of cold weather around at the moment please keep an eye on the website for any lake ice updates.
Small flies are still working with buzzers, bloodworms and small nymphs fished 2 to 3 feet down accounting for good numbers of fish. Small lures such as BFD, Cats Whisker and Hot Head damsels are always worth a swim.
Weston main lake is now re-filling and should be open next week. Millhouse, Wood Lodge Pool and Kingfisher pools will be open as usual.
Powdermills is now open for fishing after its annual drain down. The catch and release trial has been extended to 31st December. All anglers must read the rules before they commence fishing. You must keep your first 2 fish and only then you can catch and release up to 5 fish.
Below, 14 year old Alexander Jaffrey with a superb 8lb rainbow taken on a Black and Peackock Spider, part of a 5 fish bag.
Winter Season rods are now available to purchase online through the website. They offer fishing from 1st October to the end of March 2018. They offer 6 months fishing during what will be some of the best fishing of the season.
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 5th December
Monday 27th through to Sunday 3rd saw 70 fish caught at Syon. The very cold weather increased the amount of action seen on larger flies such as Cat Whiskers and Blue Flash Damsel but red and black buzzers still accounted for a good number of fish. Small nymphs, buzzers, and the occasional squirmy wormy fished 3-4ft below the surface are tempting a good number of trout so far this week
The Blue Trout competition is still in full swing. Nobody has claimed the win so far so there’s still a chance. The lucky fisherman who catches the first Blue will receive a free fish token for that fish and another free token to use before 31/03/18. Please call the Duty Bailiff on 07956 378138 if you think you have caught one, one of us will be down to verify the capture and take pictures.
At 10lb, the biggest fish of November was caught by Roger Ibbott.
We are currently in the process of building a list of young anglers (under 16) who may be interested in a group casting tuition session. Please email [email protected] if you know a young angler who may be interested. We will be in touch with more details once we have a list of names.
If there are any issues on the bank, including if you lose fish tokens whilst fishing or you need to purchase more, please call the Duty Bailiff on 07956378138. This number can also be found on the fishery hut and your membership card. No fish may leave the fishery before a token has been posted in the returns box in the hut.
Winter Season Rods now available from the website. Fish from 1st Oct – 31st March 2018, the best time to fish!
IMPORTANT CHANGES UPDATED 20/11/17
Please note that from Monday 2nd October all Membership (day & season) will be available to buy online and on the bank using credit/debit card payments only. No cash will be accepted on the bank for Memberships or Fish Tokens.
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.