Albury Estate May Newsletter
It has been an exciting start to the season with the introduction of some stunning tiger trout (see picture below) which have been complemented with some fine blue and brown trout. The tiger trout although elusive have been tormenting anglers especially in the clearer waters but patience and perseverance paid off for some anglers.
Next week (Thursday) will see us stocking more blue trout and we have some rather special large double figure rainbows to go in the lakes in the next month or so.
Keep an eye on the website for updates on this.
The month of May for me is one of the most exciting fishing months especially with the emergence of the Mayfly which will send the fish into a feeding frenzy. The best times to fish the ‘Mayfly Hatch’ is mid-afternoon all the way into the evening. It pays to carry four versions of the Mayfly, the nymph, emerger, adult and spent which will all serve a purpose throughout the day. Leader strength can be increased when Mayfly are present as large Mayfly patterns are not particularly aerodynamic and can cause your leader to twist and tangle. My favourite pattern to have during this period is the Mohican Mayfly (we do sell these) in size 12 which is deadly.
A full array of tactics and flies will work this month with the ever reliable BFD always coming out on top as the most successful pattern along with Montana’s and Cats Whisker. However for me its all about getting imitative with your patterns whether that be Mayfly, buzzers, shrimps or small nymphs or matching your flies to whatever else may be present. Fishing these patterns will help develop your skills as an angler.
Other news is that we have just launched in partnership with Silent Pool Gin Distillery our FIN & GIN EXPERIENCE DAYS. Enjoy a mornings fly fishing with expert tuition and all equipment provided followed by an afternoon tour of Silent Pool Distillery.
Dates: Wednesday – June 27th and July 11th.
These days would provide an ideal gift or with Father’s Day approaching a great present. Please visit our website for more information.
Also we are aware of some anglers breaking the fishery rules and practicing catch and release which is NOT permitted on any Albury Estate day ticket water. Some anglers have been caught in the act and banned from the fishery, so please note this will NOT be tolerated and we have put in place a number of voluntary bailiffs to keep an eye on this.
Finally I would like to wish you all our best regards and Tight lines.