Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 26th July
Some very welcome rain has fallen over the last few days that will certainly help improve the fishing prospects over the coming days. The best of the fishing will be Mill lake at Vale End which benefits from the cool River Tillingbourne water and the river beats above and below the Vale End hut. At Weston the best chance of sport will be Wood Lodge pool and Kingfisher pools. Also Millhouse lake (which is crystal clear) is fishing well. To give your self the best chance of success fish early morning and late evenings.
Tactics to try during this hot weather will be to fish small flies such as buzzers, nymphs and small stalking bugs in sizes 14 to 18. Leader strength should be scaled down slightly to between 3lb and 5lb. Remember not to play the fish too hard when fishing such light line to avoid being broken off. Also keep an eye out for any surface action, especially on overcast days. Sedge and cdc patterns would be my choice of dry fly over the coming months.
The river beats will also offer up good sport during the warm summer months with dry flies accounting for good numbers of fish as will small nymphs run through the faster deeper pools.
Next Teach IN session – Sat 14th October at Vale End.
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.
The fish are still fairly high up in the water for the time of year so floating lines will work but maybe go to an intermediate line if it gets very cold. Small imitative patterns such as PTN and GRHE are still working well but expect the fish to become more active and aggressive in the cooler weather which will see small lures working well such as damsel patterns in various styles, cats whisker and fritz patterns.
Early week Discount ……remember that reduced day rod membership of £8 is available on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Instruction news – Following two instruction weekends in both March and April, the next opportunity to take part in a Teach-In Day will be on Sat 13th and Sun 14th May. Book in on the Learn to Fish page. In addition, 1:1 lessons for an hour or half hour technique brush-up are available throughout; Half Day guiding periods are also becoming quite popular now.
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated Monday 24th July .
SYON PARK WILL CLOSE FOR AUGUST FOR DRAINING.
The fishery will close at dusk on Monday 31st July and re-open during the second week of September. A drain down wasn’t scheduled this year (normally every other year) but as we have a lot of very warm and very green water, it seems sensible to drain and refill with fresh water in the hope that the fishing improves for September onwards. Please check here for updates.
Catch rate is currently 1 fish per day, fishing is extremely slow due to high water temperature. Best fishing at the moment is at Vale End and the river beats at Albury.
Please note that the gate entry code has changed and will change every month… please get used to using your membership card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
If you have purchased a season rod or day fishing online your tickets will be issued to you on the bank on your next/first visit. If you are a first time visitor please call the bailiff on 07956 378138 the day before to get the gate entry code and we will issue you an entry/membership card on the bank.
If you prefer paying by debit card then please pay online via the web site before your visit; cash on the bank only!
Day Membership on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays) still only £8.00. Summer evening session from 5pm also £8 membership.
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 arefresher session, half an hour £30, may be all you need.
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.