Syon Park News
It has been a very wet summer this year, so lots of grass cutting on the fishery and estate.
Fishing became very hard here at Syon before the drain down due to high water temperatures. We had the Conver weed cutting boat out on the lake at the end of July, and a lot of elodea was cut and collected before we commenced the drain down. We began a drain down first week of August. Everything went according to plan once the pumps arrived. A lot of elodea in the lake this year, so constant monitoring of the pumps to ensure they did not become blocked with weed. Mike fell into shallow water when trying to unblock one of the strainers, which the team found amusing. The team at Albury came down to net the lake, and 150 fish were taken away, including a nice brown trout that had eluded our anglers. We have had some unusual bird activity on the lake since the drain down. A flock of Little Egrets visited the lake daily, and were seen wading and feeding in the shallow waters. When our anglers return, they will notice bank works we have been undertaking during the closure. We have a small digger and have been removing some reeds and flag iris around the lake.
The team at Syon are looking forward to seeing everyone once we reopen and welcoming them back. We know that some of our anglers have been itching to wet a line and we are excited to see some great fishing once we reopen. All of our hard work to improve our anglers fishing experience will be worth it.
Events and Other News
As we approach autumn and winter we will be looking to start up our Albury Fishing club events which in the past has included some fantastic talks from Peter Cockwill and Charles Jardine. Our First event will be our annual away day grayling fishing trip to the Lower Itchen fishery in October which due to COVID we could not run last year. I am just awaiting confirmation on availability and will publish the confirmed date on the website as soon as I know but it will be a midweek day. Anyone interested please email me to put your name down. I will also be putting out dates for some talks by guest speakers which will take place in the new fishing lodge.
Tight lines and hope to see you all very soon at the lakes.