Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 12th Feb
Ice Update – Some patchy ice about this morning. Weston – Wood Lodge, Kingfisher Pools and top half of Weston main lake ice free. Vale End – Mill lake ice free. Powdermills – top half is ice free.
Millhouse lake at Weston is currently being drained.
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.
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]
A mixed week weather wise with rain at times and some cold nights causing some lakes to ice over. Anglers prepared to brave the cold and wet weather were rewarded with 94 fish caught to the week ending 12th Feb. 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.
The two largest fish taken recently both weighed in at 6lb 8oz. Paul Sheppard took his from Weston on an unweighted damsel pattern (see pic below).
Ian Ivory caught his fish at Vale End on a GRHE (see pic below).
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.
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 14th February
The cold and wet weather that we’ve seen recently saw only 60 fish to the bank last week. Since Monday the fishing has still been slightly harder with 20 fish coming out to 17 anglers. Less fish are rising so locating them can be difficult. Most fish have been caught at the top of the lake but good numbers are still holding around the bridge, less in the shallow end but they’re still being caught. 4-6ft has been the best depth to fish at, using intermediate or sinking lines for lures such as BFD and Cats Whiskers. Bloodworms, nymphs, and squirmy worms on floating lines fished at similar depths have pulled out many trout fished static or with a very slow retrieve.
We will regularly update our twitter feed with ice conditions on the lake. You can follow us @SyonParkFishery or keep an eye out here on the website.
The biggest fish of January was caught by Jonathan Kirk. The 10lb Rainbow fell to a hand tied BFD fished on an intermediate line at the top of the lake. An astounding month for Jonathan which saw him land lots of large fish. The 10lber can be seen below with a 9lb 8oz fish caught on the same day. Jonathan will be entered into the 2018 Troutmasters competition, more details can be found here
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
Our list of Young Anglers has now grown considerably. We will soon be emailing all those who have signed up to give you some more details about the casting day.
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.