Finest Fly Fishing in London and the Home Counties
New 19/20 Season Membership and Fish Tokens Now Available
Day Ticket Monday – Tuesday (excl. bank holidays)
On the Bank – £12 Online – £9
Day Ticket Wednesday – Sunday (incl. bank holidays)
On the Bank – £16 Online – £13
Fish tokens must be purchased to fish all waters
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated April 22nd
Welcome to our new season. Tokens are pink this year. We have 2019/20 season rods and fish tokens available to purchase online and on the bank. Prices starting from £195.
Easter weekend provided us with some exceptionally hot bright weather which although nice to be out in made fishing tricky at the end of last week. This weather also encouraged large amounts of algae to float up from the bottom of the lakes and covering the lake surface. Please bare with us as it takes time to clear the lakes with the weed net. However despite these challenges 247 fish were taken last week. The fish were taken on a wide range of flies and tactics from small lures to buzzers and floating to sinking lines. However fish were consistently being taken on small black buzzers.
The river season is now open with each day and season rod venue offering some varied river fishing for wild and stocked fish. It has been a slow start on the river with very little surface activity but the arrival of some warm weather has encouraged the fish to look up. Early season tactics will be to run small weighted nymphs through the pools and runs but keep an eye out for any surface activity. Below is a pic of the first wild trout to be taken this season.
There have been some really nice brown trout taken recently ranging from 2lb to 7lb 8os (see pic below).
Also the odd spartic trout is still coming out like this 5lb’er caught by Bill Horner.
We have released some more Teach In Day dates. They offer a fantastic introduction to fly fishing. They run for 3 hours (morning session 9am – noon and afternoon session 1pm-4pm). The price per head is £48 and includes instruction for the duration, a 1 fish ticket and tackle provision. Maximum 8 people per session. Dates are 26th April, 10th May and 14th June. Please book online.
A stunning brown trout weighing 8lb 12oz taken from Powdermills by Neil Eyles (see pic below).
Please note that the police and environment agency will be carrying out regular patrols of the fishery so please ensure you have a valid rod license and all fish caught are declared and paid for. The picture below is of a recent patrol.
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.
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 April 12th
New season has now started with pink tokens and new pricing. Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
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
Angler numbers are back to normal after the huge rush using up their tokens at the end of the season! 100 fish out in the last 7 days with the weekend to come. 150 fish were stocked today, a mix of rainbows and browns. Last week saw the stocking of some amazing blues and spartics along with 150 of our fin perfect rainbows from Albury.
The majority of fish are shoaling in the wider, deeper, area of the lake. They’re rising steadily throughout the day and are being caught on a mix of buzzers and damsels at 1-3ft. Floating lines all the way at the moment! Leader length of 9ft should keep your fly line well out of the way of any spooky fish. Good hatches of buzzers at the moment with the odd alderfly being spotted also. Water is absolutely gin clear with the weed not yet growing vigorously as the water remains cold.
We will be running another Young Angler’s Day in the next two months, if you’re interested in getting a 10-16 year old into fly fishing please email [email protected]
Syon Park is gearing up for our first drain down in two years. The lake will be closed from the beginning of July until the end of August. There is a lot of bank work that we want accomplish which is why this drain down is longer than in previous years. An extended drain down that will hopefully coincide with a hot dry summer will also give us the best chance of heavily reducing the fish lice population.
Lawrence Beazley has our current biggest fish of March at 5lb 8oz but bigger fish have been stocked since. Remember to call the bailiff phone if you catch a big fish so we can enter you into the Trout Masters competition.
Andy Freeman caught the biggest fish in February. The 8lb 8oz rainbow took a BFD under the willow tree at the shallow end of the lake.
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.
Entry to the fishery will continue to be 8:30am but last entry will now be 6pm – fishing can continue as usual to dusk.
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!
- Airflo 9’ 6/7# 4 piece Carbon fly rod
- Pre loaded Graphite fly reel
- Airflo Velocity WF7 Floating flyline and backing
- Protective rod tube
- Tapered mono leader
- Fly box and flies
- Sunglasses for eye protection
This kit is the perfect way to get in to Fly Fishing and experience the sport in a cost effective way. The rod and line are ideal for the Albury Estate lakesNote : Collect from the Fisheries office in Albury during regular office hours: GU5 9AF