Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated April 16th
‘Species Challenge Competition’ – Today 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.
Welcome to our new Season. This year we have rather fetching blue Fish Tokens that replace the Green Tokens from last season.
This year sees our first price increase for some time. However discounted rates are available when purchasing online.
Stocking today – Friday 13th: See images and video:
Our annual Troutmaster Competition was held on Saturday 14th 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.
A good weeks fishing with 242 fish taken to the week ending 15th April. Best patterns appear to be BFD, Hot Head Damsel, Rutland Humungus and Cats Whisker. However fish are starting to move to more imitative patterns especially buzzers and small nymphs in sizes 14 to 18. It would also pay to have a selection of dry flies with small emerger and cdc patterns being popular.
The river season opened on April 1st but since it opened conditions have not been ideal with often high and coloured water. Despite this anglers were keen to start the river season off and a nice mixture of stocked and wild fish were caught. 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. Early season on the rivers will see small weighted nymphs fish best until we get some warmer weather and the fish start to rise.
The next Albury Fishing Club Event is Tuesday 24th April and is an ‘Early Season Trout Fishing Masterclass‘ with Peter Cockwill. It will take place at Weston Fishery and runs from 9am to 1pm. The cost is £15 for Season and Syndicate Rods who have priority on the event and have until the end of March to book before the event is opened up to day ticket anglers at £20 (this price does not include membership or tokens to fish which must be purchased separately if you wish to fish on the day). To book a place email [email protected]
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 5th April
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!
Fish are being caught all over the lake in the last week but the hot spot is still the shallower end between the entrance and the bridge. There has been a short rise in the mornings with a couple of fish taken on dries recently. Buzzers are the top fly right now with lots of flies hatching. Stomach contents of trout in the last week have been full of frogspawn and tadpoles so match those and you should be in for a winner.
Roy Lyu won our March Troutmasters competition and secured his place in the fish off next year, along with Graham Coulson and Patrick D’Cruz.
We’ve planted a variety of different trees around the fishery in the last week. After the Taxodium fire (a real one this time) in the autumn, it’s crucial that we look towards the future and plant now to ensure that anglers in 50, 100, and 200 years will enjoy the shelter provided by ancient trees.
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
Young Anglers Day is on Tuesday 10th. We have very few spaces remaining.
Belle, Fearne and Harrison with a great catch!
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!
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.
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.