Peter Cockwill’s shop, Albury Game Angling will give you the best in tackle advice, but generally, you should be aiming at using a 9 ft no.6 outfit with a floating line. Know your knots and test them with your favourite nylon or fluorocarbon and don’t wait for the fish to trial them out!
Knowing what fly to use, without a certain amount of experience, is always a dilemma as typically ten people will give you their ten favourite and uniquely different patterns and claim that theirs is the best! Flies generally fall into two categories – those which imitate, and, those which attract. The imitations are fished slowly, or even static, trying to mimic true to nature swimming speeds, whilst the attractors are designed to be stripped in to create an aggravation for the fish to respond to. The bailiff will be on top of the situation, with an eye constantly on the water, and will be best be able to advise on selection and sizes, and how to fish them.
The top six flies at Albury waters through the year would typically be:
Blue Flash Damsel Nymph, Buzzer, Bloodworm, GRHE, Cats Whisker, Fritz Goldhead Lure. Many more successful flies are used, including responses to specific hatches, some of which are seasonal floating dry flies, such as Mayfly, Daddy Long Legs and the Hawthorn Fly.
The Street, Albury, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9AG
Tel.Fax : 01483 205196
Open Monday – Saturday 9am -5pm
(excellent parking with THE DRUMMOND ARMS).
Stockists of Hardy, Orvis, G. Loomis, Bob Church, Normark plus lots of accessories, clothing, fly-tying materials.