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 July 13th
Weston main lake weed cut complete and is now being drained, all other lakes at Weston will remain open during this time. Belmont weed cit also now complete.
Another relentlessly hot week with temperatures hovering around the high 20’s to low 30’s, not exactly ideal fishing conditions. However despite this a very respectable 101 fish taken to the week ending 8th July. The best fishing will be Wood Lodge Pool, Kingfisher pools and Millhouse lake at Weston and Mill lake, Belmont and river beats at Vale End.
The weather is certainly going to dictate how the fishing will be over the coming weeks. It looks like the hot weather is set to continue so the best chance of any action will be early mornings or late evenings with small flies being best such as small BFD’s, buzzers and GRHE. Also small amounts of weed are beginning to form in places but generally not too bad.
Largest fish taken recently was a spectacular 13lb 7oz rainbow for Alexander Jaffery who stalked the fish on a killer bug (see pic below).
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.
‘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 July 10th
Day member entry will now be from 08:30, not 08:00, the same as all other Albury Estate Fisheries. Last entry is 18:00.
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!
Apologies for the lack of updates! Holiday cover, computer issues, and escaping cows have kept us very busy at Syon Park.
This prolonged heatwave has caused the water temperature to rise to around 24 degrees. The cooling effect of the river is now doing very little to alleviate the pressure on the fish. The river is coming in at very similar temperatures to the rest of the lake. Weed growth is still in full swing but stronger winds have helped to push more of it up towards the inlet. Aeration has been installed to keep the oxygen levels up overnight and hopefully circulate some of the water into the air to cool it down.
Buzzers have had the most success in the last few weeks, closely followed by small Klinkhammers and small BFDs.
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.