Monday and Tuesday, excluding bank holidays
Online Day Membership – £8
On the Bank Day Membership – £10
Wednesday to Sunday
Online Day Membership – £12
On the Bank Day Membership – £15
Fish Tokens are required to Fish at all Albury Estate Lakes. Members need one Token per Fish Landed. No Catch and Release
Fish Tokens are also cheaper online and are collected from the bailiff on the bank when you start fishing
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated August 13th
Weston main lake now refilling and should reopen towards the end of this week, so keep an eye on the website for any updates. Millhouse lake at Weston will start to be drained once the main lake is open for fishing.
I am looking to relaunch the Albury Fishing Club events and this will start with our annual away day grayling fishing trip which will be mid October. I am just waiting on confirmation on this and will then post on the website. We will then have a guest speaker in November for a talk, so watch this space.
A very welcome change in the weather with lower temperatures and some decent rainfall which will certainly help the fishing. With only fairly light angling pressure 82 fish taken to the week ending 12th August. The best sport has been Wood Lodge Pool and Kingfisher Pool at Weston and Mill lake and river beats at Vale End. The largest fish taken recently was Barry Maynes with an 11lb 8oz rainbow (see pic below).
The best chance of any action will be early mornings or late evenings with small flies being best such as small BFD’s, buzzers and GRHE. Also small amounts of weed are beginning to form in places but generally not too bad.
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.
20 anglers enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable talk and demo by Peter Cockwill (see pic below) on Tuesday 24th April. We will be running another Albury Fishing Club event soon so please keep an eye on the website.
Our annual Troutmaster Competition was held on Saturday 14th April at Weston with the winner going on to represent the Fishery at the final at Draycote later in the year. We had 12 anglers on the day battling it out for top spot (see pic below)
The eventual winner was Phil Gayford (pic below) with 4 fish weighing in at a comp weight of 16lb 5oz. Second place was to Cliff Pearce with 13lb 12oz and 3rd Suajunas Zilius with 13lb 9oz.
The river fishing has really picked up with the warmer weather with the first fish of the season coming to the dry fly. Below are some pics of some river fish caught recently.
The longest stretch of day ticket river fishing is at Vale End with a good variety of water including deep pools and fast riffles. Office Beat at Weston although only short holds a good head of wild brown trout as does the river at Powdermills.
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 August 10th
Day member entry will now be from 08:30, not 08:00, the same as all other Albury Estate Fisheries. Last entry is 18:00.
2018/19 season: The online season
Prices for day tickets and fish tokens are now cheaper to buy online than on the bank. A day ticket on the bank will cost £15 and two fish tokens will be £22, card payments only. If you pay online before you come however it will only cost £12 for your day ticket and two fish tokens will be £21.50.
Do I have to choose which day to come fishing?
No, you do not need to pick a day to come fishing when you buy your day ticket. The ticket will be open to use between 01-04-18 and 31-03-19. Day tickets are single use only.
Do I have to wait for my fish tokens to be posted to me before I come fishing?
We do not post out tokens. You will be able to collect your tokens from the bailiff on the bank but you will need a copy of your receipt with you, printed or screenshot on phone. 1 Fish token must be placed in the returns box for each fish caught. You may buy more tickets throughout the day either online via the mobile site, or on the bank via card payment.
Why is it cheaper to buy online?
We want to encourage our anglers to purchase their tickets online. It makes the process of bailiffing quicker and gives us the correct information every time you turn up on the bank. We’ve ended up with multiple accounts for the same anglers, this process makes sure we have no mistakes, no duplicates, and gives you more time to fish!
Finally some rain and cloudy weather! The Duke of Northumberland’s River that feeds the lake has steadily been dropping in temperature to around 17 degrees. A massive change from the 25 recorded regularly over the previous 6 weeks. In response the lake has been drained slightly to allow the warmer water held in the lake to be replaced by the slightly cooler river water. The short drop in water levels, held just below the body of the reeds, will hopefully dry and kill any fish lice eggs that are attached.
Fishing looks set to improve whilst the temperatures keep dropping. Small BFDs, buzzers, and gnats have been working well in the hot weather and should continue to catch with the cooler conditions. Buzzers have had the most success in the last few weeks, closely followed by small Klinkhammers and small BFDs.
We’d recommend the met office website for up to date weather conditions at Syon. They’ve been pretty spot on over the last few rainy days.
Juned Miah caught a stunning brown trout. He’d been informed of the fishes whereabouts by the bailiff but it took him a few hours to tempt it out on an olive buzzer. A fantastic fish and the first Brown Juned has ever caught!
We ran our first corporate event this year for the brand Barbour. As any anglers visiting this week would have seen, we laid a net across a small section of the lake and stocked fish one side to increase the chance of catching fish for the 2 hour events that were held each evening this week. A target practice area was also set up next to the netted area, to allow those that didn’t want to catch a chance to at least learn the skill of fly fishing. Over 30 fish were caught by beginners during these very short sessions, hopefully encouraging their return!
On Monday 14th May we participated in a schools day. We showed over 200 primary school children different species of fish that live in UK waters. We also scooped some invertebrates from the lake. We found lots of Water Hog Louse, Gammarus, Water Boatmen, Leeches, Snails, and Damselfly Nymphs. All the children also had the exciting opportunity to see and touch a rainbow trout! For the majority of them it was the first time they’d ever touched a live fish.
Last month we ran our first Young Anglers’ Day, read a report of the day here; https://alburyestatefisheries.co.uk/syon-young-anglers-day/
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.
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
New Season Memberships are available online and 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.
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!
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.
New members: Select Membership and then the number of days and fish tokens required. Reduced Rate Day Membership: Valid on Monday and Tuesday except Bank Holidays. Existing members: Top up your visits and fish tokens.