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Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated July 15th
Please note that Powdermills will be shut on the 19th, 20th and 21st July.
It was much more of the same last week with more warm weather about but we did have some cloud cover which anglers took advantage of and managed to put a few fish on the bank with a total of 124 fish taken. With the warmer weather about certain lakes will fish better than others and also fishing early mornings and late evenings will give you an edge. The best fishing is currently Vale End lakes and river beats, Wood Lodge Pool and Kingfisher pools at Weston. There have been some really nice fish taken recently including the ones pictured below.
The fish are however becoming more wary as we move through the summer so stealth and fly presentation will be key. Longer leaders (10 to 12 foot) and scaling down your tippet strength to 4lb to 5lb will also help. Some nice blue, spartic and tiger trout have been taken after our latest stocking plus some good rainbows between 4lb and 6lb (see pics below).
Natural patterns have definitely out fished big and bright lures with the exception being the ever reliable blue flash damsel. The fish are moving in the first couple of feet of water with the exception of brighter days when the fish move slightly deeper. A must in your fly box are a range of buzzers, Pheasant Tail nymph, diawl bach and some type of hares ear pattern.
Also other news is that if you have been fishing recently you may have met our new member of the fishery team, Steve Moon (pic below) who started a couple of weeks ago. Steve has a wealth of fishery knowledge and is a mad keen fly fisherman.
A stunning brown trout weighing 8lb 12oz taken from Powdermills by Neil Eyles (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.
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.
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated June 26th
New season has now started with pink tokens and new pricing.
Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
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
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 often, get used to using your card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
Syon Park Fishery will be closed from June 30th 2019
The lake at Syon will be drained this year to refresh our stocks, reduce the fish lice population, and add some features to the lake.
The island will be rebuilt during this time, wetland habitat will be introduced, and silt will be managed on the lake.
Syon Park Fishery will be closed from Sunday 30th of June. We aim to reopen in September and will keep updating twitter, facebook, and instagram with news and information about the works being completed.
James Terret caught his first every fish when his Grandad Michael Terret brought him to Syon. As you can see by the huge smile on his face he was very happy!
Michael Thacker improved on his PB with this fantastic 7lb 130z brown
Lawrence Beazley has our current biggest fish of March at 5lb 8oz but bigger fish have been stocked since. Remember to call the bailiff phone if you catch a big fish so we can enter you into the Trout Masters competition.
Andy Freeman caught the biggest fish in February. The 8lb 8oz rainbow took a BFD under the willow tree at the shallow end of the lake.
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.