Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 22nd Jan
We are currently draining Mill Lake down at Vale End. It is anticipated that it should reopen by the weekend.
The next Albury Estate Fishery Club event will be a tour of our fish farm on Tuesday 20th Febuary at 11am to 12.30pm. To book a place email me at [email protected]
With some very windy and wet weather around last week angling pressure was limited so only 79 fish caught to the week ending 21st January. The most consistent fishing appears to be at Vale End (both lakes), Weston main lake and Wood Lodge Pool. Powdermills water clarity has improved so the fishing here should pick up. Flies to try at the moment have been weighted damsel patterns in various forms, Cats Whisker, buzzers and bloodworms. The fish are currently holding 2-3 feet down so a floating line will do the job but during colder weather an intermediate or slow sinking line to fish 4-5 foot down will keep fish coming to your net.
We have stocked some stunning blue trout in recent weeks (see pic below) and expect to see more of these over the next few months.
Powdermills is now open for fishing after its annual drain down. The catch and release trial has been extended to 31st January. 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.
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 16th January
85 fish out the week ending 14th January. The trout do not appear to be holding in any particular area of the lake, having been caught from the casting platform, near the bridge, at the top, and everywhere in between! The bigger fish have been found nearer the top of the lake before the tree line but the colder forecast could see them move into shallow water.
The Winner Takes All Brown Trout Bumper Bag was won by Frank Bolger on 16/01/18. Congratulations Frank on not only winning the competition but also catching your first Brown Trout at Syon Park!
The Blue Damsel and it’s hot headed cousin have once again out performed all other flies, more than 50% of fish last week were caught on one. Cat’s whiskers, Montanas and squirmy worms have also been pulling out good numbers of fish, a couple of fish even fell to buzzers in the cold weather!
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
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. The list is growing so do get in touch to reserve a place. 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.
Winter Season Rods now available from the website. Fish from 1st Oct – 31st March 2018, the best time to fish!
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.