Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated 17th August
Please note that Belmount lake at Vale End is currently drained down. Mill lake and the river beats will be open as normal during this time. It is expected that Belmount will be back up and running towards the end of August.
The cooler temperatures and heavy rain showers have certainly helped improve the fishing. The best fishing is currently at Millhouse lake at Weston which is responding well to small nymphs and buzzers fished 1 to 2ft down. The river beats at Vale End are also fishing well, mainly to small weighted nymphs but later in the evening to sedge.
Tactics to try during the next couple of months will be to fish small flies such as buzzers, nymphs and small stalking bugs in sizes 14 to 18. Leader strength should be scaled down slightly to between 3lb and 5lb. Remember not to play the fish too hard when fishing such light line to avoid being broken off. Also keep an eye out for any surface action, especially on overcast days. Sedge and cdc patterns would be my choice of dry fly over the coming months.
The river beats will also offer up good sport during the warm summer months with dry flies accounting for good numbers of fish as will small nymphs run through the faster deeper pools.
Next Teach IN session – Sat 14th October at Albury Park.
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.
The fish are still fairly high up in the water for the time of year so floating lines will work but maybe go to an intermediate line if it gets very cold. Small imitative patterns such as PTN and GRHE are still working well but expect the fish to become more active and aggressive in the cooler weather which will see small lures working well such as damsel patterns in various styles, cats whisker and fritz patterns.
Early week Discount ……remember that reduced day rod membership of £8 is available on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Instruction news – Following two instruction weekends in both March and April, the next opportunity to take part in a Teach-In Day will be on Sat 13th and Sun 14th May. Book in on the Learn to Fish page. In addition, 1:1 lessons for an hour or half hour technique brush-up are available throughout; Half Day guiding periods are also becoming quite popular now.
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated Monday 31st July
Catch rate is currently 1 fish per day, fishing is extremely slow due to high water temperature. Best fishing at the moment is at Vale End and the river beats at Albury.
Please note that the gate entry code has changed and will change every month… please get used to using your membership card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
If you have purchased a season rod or day fishing online your tickets will be issued to you on the bank on your next/first visit. If you are a first time visitor please call the bailiff on 07956 378138 the day before to get the gate entry code and we will issue you an entry/membership card on the bank.
If you prefer paying by debit card then please pay online via the web site before your visit; cash on the bank only!
Day Membership on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays) still only £8.00. Summer evening session from 5pm also £8 membership.
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 arefresher session, half an hour £30, may be all you need.
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.