Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 16th November
Weston main lake is currently being drained. 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 at Powdermills only starts on Monday 6th November until 30th November. 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.
Last week saw an encouraging 121 fish taken to the week ending 12th November. Small nymphs and buzzers are still accounting for good numbers of fish but as the water temperatures drop fish are moving well to small BFD’s, Cats Whisker and Hot Head Damsels. The fish are still holding high up in the water for the time of year so floating lines will work but if fishing at Powdermills intermediate or slow sinking lines are best. The largest fish taken last week was to Duncan Smith and weighed 7lb 12oz, taken on a PTN.
After the success of an ‘Evening with Charles Jardine’ we will be running another evening, this time with Peter Cockwill on Wednesday 6th December. Again places are limited so please email me at [email protected] or call me on 07976 461097 to book your place.
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 13th November
The fish have settled into the colder weather and as a result fishing is picking up this week, with 94 fish caught since Monday 6th. Most fish have been coming out on larger flies, fished with a floating or intermediate line, with a slow to moderate retrieve. Buzzers, BFD, Daddy Longlegs, Cat’s Whiskers, and Hare’s Ears have been working very well. Browns are still coming out regularly, mostly on buzzers, but occasionally on Cat’s Whiskers fished deeper in the water.
Joe Parker caught the biggest fish of November at the beginning of the week at 5lb 8oz on a BFD. Sunday morning saw that weight grow to 6lb 8oz when Alexander Jaffrey landed a fish on a Cat’s Whisker fished with a fast retrieve on a sinking line. Successive stockings of fish over 7lb in the last few weeks helped to push that weight even higher, and by 3pm, we had the battle of the Cat’s Whisker! Three fish of similar sizes, one from Michael Robinson, another from Alexander Jaffrey, and one from Phil Green were up for contention. Phil’s fish managed to beat Alexander and Michael by 2oz to top the current leader board at 7lb 10oz.
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.
The tree that caught fire two weeks ago is still roped off but a path has been cleared to allow access to the top of the lake from the south bank. In the interest of fire safety, and general cleanliness of the lakeside, we ask all anglers not to dispose of their cigarette butts on the ground around the fishery.
Unfortunately one of our long term season members was caught leaving the fishery without depositing fish tokens in the box. This clear violation of the rules resulted in the removal of the individual’s membership, all previously purchased fish tokens are no longer valid, and they no longer have access to any Albury Estate Fisheries lakes. We would like to remind all anglers that cheating will not be tolerated.
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.
We have recently created a new instagram page where we will be uploading old and new catches regularly. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SyonParkFishery
Winter Season Rods now available from the web site . Fish from 1st Oct – 31st March 2018, the best time to fish!
Please note that from Monday 2nd October all Membership (day & season) must now be purchased prior to arriving at the Syon Park fishery . They can no longer be purchased from a bailiff 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.
When you have purchased a season rod or day fishing 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.