Albury Estate Fisheries September 2017 News
CHANGES AT SYON PARK
There is lots and lots happening on the fishery at the moment both here in Albury and at Syon Park, most notably the retirement of Andy Allen after 24 years managing Syon Park Fishery. He will certainly miss all the regular anglers he’s got to know very well over the years and we all wish him every success in the future and a happy retirement.
New staff: Replacing Andy, which will be an extremely hard thing to do, but we do have two new fishery bailiffs starting in October, their time will be split between working between the fishery and for Syon Park Estates. They are Mackenzie Cotterill and Conor Duffy.
Conor started fishing aged 4 or 5 and in recent times made the decision to take his hobby and make it a career and studied Fisheries Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. He now fishes as much as possible, mostly using lures for all species. He is looking forward to expanding his fishery knowledge working alongside Mackenzie, our members, and guests, to ensure everyone enjoys their time at the fishery.
Mackenzie was born in Australia and qualified as a chef working in the hospitality field for many years. He moved to England and managed a sports pub before starting work at Syon Park as an Estate worker and progressing to become an Arboriculturist. He has been a keen angler from a young age and enjoys all forms of fishing. He is already a familiar face around Syon Park and is looking forward to meeting our anglers.
New Rules: With the change of staff at Syon we will also see a change in how it is run. From Monday 2nd October, Day Membership and Fish tokens must be purchased in advance of fishing (there will be no payment on the bank).
This can be done through our website and anglers should bring a copy (printed or electronic on iPhone) of the order with them when they visit. Fish tokens will then be issued.
There are still some places available for ‘An evening with Charles Jardine’ which is to be held on Wednesday October 18th at Albury Village Hall at 7pm. The cost for the evening is £5 payable on the night. To book your place email Cameron.
Charles is a leading light in fly fishing and will pass on many tips through years of experience. He is also a great exponent of engaging young people into angling and is director of ‘Fishing 4 Schools’.
Depending on the support and success of this event we will look to hold more events such as fish farm tours and maybe a day out winter grayling fishing.
WINTER SEASON RODS
Finally, Winter Season Rods are now available to purchase. They offer 6 months fishing from October 1st to the end March 2018. This period will offer some of the best sport of the year, after all they are a cold water species. Prices start from £205 for a 10 fish winter season rod. Available on line.
Finally I would like to wish you all our best regards and Tight lines.