Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated Jan 14th 2019
Attention all anglers – we have another big stocking of spartic trout going into the lakes on Thursday.
Another fantastic weeks fishing with 201 fish taken to the week ending 13th January. With the fish really in the mood to chase something, small to medium sized lures will work best. Flies to have in your box would be damsel patterns, cats whisker and fritz patterns. However its always worth having a selection of small nymphs and buzzers to hand.
There are still plenty of spartic trout in the lakes and Trevor Tye had a lovely one from Powdermills (see pic below).
Also last week Rob Adams tempted a lovely blue trout of 6lb’s (see pic below).
Please note that the police and environment agency will be carrying out regular patrols of the fishery so please ensure you have a valid rod license and all fish caught are declared and paid for. The picture below is of a recent patrol.
Below are some pictures of fish taken recently.
We had a fantastic away day grayling fishing on the Lower Itchen Fishery on the 17th October with a fantastic turnout of 17 anglers. We had plenty of fish with grayling the primary target but we also landed chub, sea trout, brown trout and even reports of a lost salmon. Below are a couple of pics from the day and don’t forget to book into our next event which you can find details of below by scrolling down slightly.
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.
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 January 10th
Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
Fishing has been consistently good at Syon over the last month. 100 fish out last week with most coming out on BFDs and Buzzers. Spartics continue to be caught in the New Year with additional stockings planned. The area out in front of the twin taxodiums (the first two large trees past the bridge) is holding a large shoal of fish which are being caught between 2 and 6ft, it’s definitely worth fishing this area at varying depths on different flies as the large shoal has been hanging around there for the last month. Floating lines with buzzers fished under an indicator or lures on a 9ft leader are perfect for the shallow areas of the lake.
The deeper section of the lake near the remnants of the island is starting to see more fish being caught. Last year this was the most successful spot during the winter and it’s currently fishing extremely well at depth. Boobies fished a mere 6 inches off the bottom have taken fish during the morning with a change to floating lines and beaded lures in the afternoon. A fast retrieve for the lures has proven to be irresistible for the resident rainbows.
Below you can see a video of the lake at night which is swarming with nymphs taken towards the end of autumn. Most look like olive nymphs but there are also a lot of gammarus and water hog louse. There is currently much less activity during the night suggesting the invertebrates have headed to the bottom and will be fairly dormant now until spring arrives.
The Duchess Gate on London Road is now open! Thanks to all our anglers for putting up with the extra walk when arriving by public transport.
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
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!
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.