Albury Estate Fly Fishing Reports
Regular updates on how it’s fishing at Albury. If you have a specific question on a particular fishery, or advice on flies, help with tuition, corporate information etc, then just call the bailiff on 07976 810737
|The fishing here was fairly tough last week with only 63 fish taken to the week ending 15th October. There were plenty of fish showing and could clearly be seen feeding. Anglers using long leaders and small flies did well. Successfull flies were buzzers, diawl bach and small hares ear nymphs fished just under the surface.
The ever faithful BFD still accounted for good numbers of fish but there preferance was definately food items of a smaller size. Remember the fish are high up in the water so you dont want to fish to deep otherwise you will be fishing under the fish.
The picture below is of Alexander Jaffrey who caught this magnificent 8lb rainbow on a small traditional black and peackock spider.
65 fish caught to the week ending 15th October. The best fishing has been Wood Lodge pool, Kingfisher pool and Millhouse lake. The main lake has fished poorly in recent weeks and is due to be drained in the coming weeks.
With the excellent water clarity in Wood Lodge and Kingfisher pools, anglers have enjoyed some excellent stalking conditions with small stalking bugs, buzzers and nymphs doing the job. The picture below is of Paul Walker who stalked this magnificent 11lb 5oz rainbow on a copperhead nymph.
Albury Park Fishery
After a rapid drain and refill during the first week of October, the lake is now open again for syndicate members on winter extension to fish off their rainbows allocation.
The KidsforKids charity had a successful lake day on 7th October, with 29 fish taken on the day.
Reporting from the end of September, closing off the summer sport….. To finish the season, we enjoyed excellent fishing on both lake and the beats, around 3 to 4 fish per rod as a result of much more refreshing temperatures and some useful rain.
Hatches of sedge and olives and some Daddies kept fishing looking to feed at or just under the surface.
Catch results for the last full week of the season, week 26, 18th – 24th September, and excellent results with 41 rods taking 104 fish – 30 lake rainbows and 74 takeable river browns were recorded. The best performing of all the Albury waters at present! Encouragingly, high numbers of wildies being reported too.
Events coming up: Friday 20th October Corporate Day for Kevin Dineen’s Core Group.
Latest monitoring results from Monday 18th September: Colin Spicer who leads our monitoring group writes:
“It was a very good session with specimens found from all of the monitored groups. As usual for our stretch of the Tillingbourne there were excellent numbers of freshwater shrimp. This month we also found this year’s crop of mayfly, flat bodied and baetis nymphs. Still very small and not due to hatch until next year or in the case of the mayfly in two years time. The mayfly photo illustrates the difference in size between the different age groups. There were a few caddis larvae found including some hydropsyche and as shown in the photo numbers of tiny goeridae with very large (for them!) anchor stones on each side. These will hatch next year from May to August into a medium sized Sedge fly”.
Recent biggies – Stuart Morrow, son of member Campbell took a fine rainbow of 10.8 on small BFD (13 July), 6lb 8oz rainbow for Phil Gayford on BFD (19 July), 6lb rainbow for Alan Avis on size 16 WAEF (31 Aug), 6lb rainbow for David Kratt on nymph (9th Sept).
Some anglers have been finding browns in the lake, adding some pleasing variety to the catch. These fish complement the lake rainbow stock, and are not part of the river stocking programme for the year. Please count these as rainbows in your season ‘fish allocations’. Any river caught rainbows taken within the Park boundary are deemed to be vermin, as they should not be there!
Winter Fishing News. Available to syndicate members for an £85 supplement, no restriction on fishing frequency Oct-March inclusive. To enhance the winter sport, Park Lake will undergo a drainage early on, 1-14 October. Best day water sport is currently at Vale End Belmount and Millhouse Weston.
There are currently some vacancies for 2017, in particular for our new Quarter Rod. If you would like to consider joining this year, or find out a little more about the fishery, then please contact [email protected]
A Quarter Rod (£425) enables an angler to enjoy fishing over the Syndicate water for one named week per month, on a bag of 30 fish. 42 days fishing, that’s good value at £10 a day! Any rods joining the fishery late this season can have their fee adjusted pro rata, so please enquire!
Park Fishery’s three greatest attributes are (1.) Peace and quiet compared to the busier day waters and (2. ) bespoke stocking of brown trout on the river beats. In addition, you also, (3.) have the free reign to fish over all our other waters, which is the most cost effective way to fish our dynamic range of lakes and river sections.
For Syndicate members latest updates, why not join our new Private Facebook Group, which posts daily updates and pics on how the fishery is progressing. If you search in Facebook for ‘Albury Park Fishery Syndicate’ and look under the Group tab you will see our group and can request membership.
This facebook page is ONLY FOR EXISTING PARK MEMBERS. To join the Park Fishery, email Tony in the first instance on [email protected]
Somne archive pics……
First thing on Church Beat
For a 2017 prospectus with a view to joining Albury Park Syndicate, please email [email protected]