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 June 15th
Vale End – the weed cut in Belmont lake is now completed and the lake looks in good order with plenty of fish moving through out the lake. All other lakes looking good for the weekend.
Big Fish Alert – Clive Murrell just landed this 11lb rainbow from Park lake on a gold head hare’s ear (see pic below). Also more double figure fish stocked today into the day ticket waters.
With hot bright weather last week you would expect catches to be down but this was not the case with 246 fish taken to the week ending 10th June. Best bags last week: 10 fish for Shay Flanagan, 8 fish for Paul Sheppard, 6 fish for A.Godfrey and John Skidmore, 5 fish for Keith Andrea, J.Goring and D.Wilde. Smaller fly patterns accounted for good numbers of fish with buzzers and small nymphs doing well.
D.Wilde fished last week and caught 5 fish including one at 11lb 8oz and one at 11lb 12oz (see pic below). Still plenty more doubles in the lakes.
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 have just launched in partnership with Silent Pool Distillery ‘FIN AND GIN’ experience days. Included is half a days fishing with tackle hire and tuition followed by a tour of Silent Pool Distillery. This would be an ideal gift or maybe fathers day present. See the Fin & Gin page.
The Mayfly hatch is now starting to tail off but is still worth fishing. It is best to concentrate your effort’s mid afternoon into the evening to enjoy the best of the Mayfly action. On bright sunny days anglers concentrating there fishing effort early morning and late evening produced the best results. Fish could be seen moving on and just under with buzzers and lightly weighted nymphs (GRHE and PTN) working well. Still plenty of fish being taken on BFD’s and Cats Whisker. Largest fish taken recently was a beautiful 10lb rainbow for new season rod Dennis Brincat (see pic below).
Mr. Wilde also had a good day at Weston landing a magnificent 6lb brown trout (see pic below).
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.
‘Species Challenge Competition’ – Last week we stocked some lovely tiger trout (see pic below) and we are running a competition that if you can catch a tiger, blue, brown and rainbow trout in the same day you win a free season rod. This must be witnessed by an Albury or Syon bailiff. Please note that tiger trout have ONLY been stocked into Weston and Syon and only one season rod prize is available.
Alexander Jaffery came close to completing the species challenge recently when he caught an 8lb rainbow and a 5lb blue trout (see pic below). He then went on to lose a brown and a tiger trout.
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 June 11th
Day member entry will now be from 08:30, not 08:00, the same as all other Albury Estate Fisheries.
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!
We’ve had an explosion of floating algae in the last week which limited the fish-able area and made landing fish slightly more difficult than usual. You’ll be pleased to hear that the weedboat will be at Syon all week clearing as much as we possibly can.
Despite the weed we still had 72 fish out. One of the highlights of the week has been Alexander Jaffrey’s three monster trout. An afternoon of stalking led to a beastly 10lb 10oz rainbow, caught at the top of the lake on a size 14 grey shrimp pattern. On the same day he also lost an even bigger fish just before it was time to leave. He managed to convince his parents to allow him to come back the following day. A 6lb 4oz trout liked the look of the grey shrimp and was landed within the first few hours. The big one from the evening before appeared and was circling under the low hanging trees near the inlet. Every fly in his arsenal was cast to the behemoth but nothing could elicit a response. That was until a fly tied by his grandad, a weighted damsel, was cast, sunk, and fished along the bottom. A quick take, a half hour battle, and finally the 11lb 2oz rainbow that he’d lost the night before slipped over his net.
On Sunday 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!
Sedge, Olive, and Caddis patterns are catching the majority of fish off the top. There tends to be a steady number of fish rising throughout the day with a larger rise around 7pm. Buzzers, small damsels, and pheasant tail nymphs fished 2ft below the surface are taking the majority of fish that aren’t rising to landing flies. Red and Black buzzers especially are fishing well.
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.