Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 20th 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 yet another improvement in the fishing with 141 fish taken to the week ending 19th November. Vale End was the top performer with 66 fish, Powdermills with 39 and Weston with 36. The largest fish was taken by Paul Walker and weighed 8lb 8oz.
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.
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 20th November
The fishing is steady at Syon with 81 fish out last week mainly falling to buzzers fished suspended under a floating line between 4 and 6ft. In the past couple of days more fish can be seen breaching the surface of the water particularly late morning and early afternoon. Those adventurous enough to fish dries have seen a number of rainbows caught on Dry Daddys, but BFD has been the go to fly catching many in the first couple feet of water.
After last Sunday’s exciting Cat Whisker fish off Roger Ibbott decided he wanted a piece of the action. Pictured below is the fine finned 10lber caught at the top end of the lake which put him firmly at the top of the leader board with a comfortable 2lb 6oz lead over the second largest fish.
There is currently one Blue Trout in the lake which was stocked last Wednesday. If this fish is caught before the 22nd of November the lucky angler will receive a free fish token. Please call the Duty Bailiff on 07956 378138 if you think you have caught it. A further update to this competition will be posted at the end of fishing on Wednesday.
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 web site . 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.