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Syon Park to re-open for Season Members on Monday 11th October and Monday 18th for Day Members.
Albury lake only open to Season Members and Day Members.
Albury Season Membership for Syon and Albury Lakes
Season Membership 1st April -31st March
Winter Season Membership 1st October – 31st March
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated October 11th
All lakes are now open to both season and day rods. Please remember day tickets as well as season rod reservation must be completed online prior to fishing.
Conditions are slowly improving especially due to much cooler overnight temperatures and all lakes are between 12 and 11 degrees. The fish have been finicky and regular fly changes and covering the water rather than flogging one area have been the difference between a good and bad day. Fish will start to switch on to small to medium sized lures as temperatures continue to drop and natural food becomes reduced. My top patterns would be Cats Whisker, BFD, hot orange head damsel and humongous patterns as we move through autumn.
I still have a few places left for the grayling trip to the Lower Itchen fishery on Friday 22nd October. If anyone is interested please email [email protected]
We have had lots of people asking about the winter season rod and am glad to say that this is now available to purchase online at £125, the same cost as last season. Winter season membership offers fishing from October 1st 2021 to end of March 2022 and gives you unlimited access to all fisheries (excluding the Park Syndicate). During this period we will see the best fishing when the trout are at their most active. This is also a time when we are able to stock some other trout species like the Spartic trout and Arctic char that need the lower water temperatures. Season rods can also buy fish tokens in larger multiples to make further savings.
As well as fishing the correct areas in the hot weather it’s also important to fish at the best times which will be early morning and late evening. As well as this you may want to think about your approach to fishing with smaller flies and finer tippets being a good option.
The new fishing lodge is now open. We will open in two phases. The first on the 26th May will see it open in a basic format and you will be able to access the seating area to use (7 days a week 8.30am to 4pm) and help yourself to a tea or coffee. Payment will be made into an honesty box (£1 per cup).
The water clarity at all venues is currently really good and that coupled with the cold water means conditions are about as good as you can get. Fish have responded well to small lures such as damsels and cats whiskers but with good buzzer hatches and olive hatches small buzzers and nymphs will do well. Fishing dries will be an exciting way to take fish. Try small olive patterns, hoppers and sedges.
Please remember that 2020/21 yellow tokens have now expired and cannot be used.
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated 5th October 2021
Syon Park Refilling
Syon park will now re-open for Season members Monday 11th Oct and for Day Members a week later on 18th October.
The lake’s oxygen levels are still suboptimal and we will extend the closure for a week until 11th Oct to bring the Oxygen levels up. This is critical to enhance water quality and the Trout’s happiness.
The drain down is also key in enhancing fish quality as the drain down is key in reducing the fish louse population. The lice are naturally occurring in most still water bodies and can damage the trout. Adult lice are flat, round, jelly-like parasites that feed on skin and mucus of trout. The lice tend to live and breed in the reeds and attach their egg to hard surfaces like reed stems. As the water level reduces and exposes the banks and reeds the lice population will die off. – This is one of the most effective ways to stem the lice population.
Also the drain down allows us to monitor and count all the aquatic life in the Syon lake. We expect to find a number of course fish species and a number of eels.
Of course the lakes in Albury remain open to all Day Members and Season members.
Thank you for your understanding.
Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
Cash will not be accepted on the bank for Season Memberships or for Fish Tokens. They can all be purchased online or on the bank using a Credit or Debit Card
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 often, get used to using your card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
We’ve 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.
Considering the time of year the fishing has been good largely due to the rain and cooler weather we have had over the last few weeks. Just over 250 fish caught over the last two weeks. Best fishing at Vale End river and lakes and Wood Lodge pool and Kingfisher pools at Weston. https://t.co/C5oQJ6KiRQ