Albury Estate Park Syndicate Fly Fishing Reports
Regular updates on how it’s fishing at Albury Park.
Albury Park Fishery
Please note that because of the work to replace the culvert which runs under the road between lodge and turbine beat they have temporarily stopped the water going through one of the culverts which has meant the water has backed up and the levels on the river are higher than normal so please take care.
Sport on the lake has been challenging since the hot weather we had the other week but still some decent fish have been coming out. The lake continues to be stocked every week, Small drab fly patterns will offer the best chance of a fish with GRHE, PTN, buzzers, olive nymphs and the ever reliable BFD. If fishing on the surface sedge, klinkhammers and shuttlecock style patterns will work.
The river has been the place to fish during the hot weather and now we have had a drop of rain the river should fish well. So far the river has been stocked with just over 900 this season.
Also thank you to everyone for your support during difficult times as I now we have had a disruptive season with the lockdown and then Tony being furloughed but I hope you are all enjoying your season so far.
Please remember to make a catch return by placing your fish tokens in the cardboard box in the fishing hut.
It was fantastic to see some smiling faces back on the river and lake bank after we were finally given the go ahead to reopen last Friday (15th). It has all been a bit hectic with Tony still on furlough but please bear with me (Cameron). You should have all had an email yesterday outlining how the Park will operate this season with the big change being use of the fish tokens to register your catch. I will put everyone’s fish tokens in the fishing hut today. They are in envelopes, labelled with your name and fish token allocation for the season. When posting your fish tokens into the box please indicate on the back either R, for a river fish taken and L for lake fish. If possible I would appreciate an email with more details of your catch and any photos to [email protected]
I have put together some guidelines that we will all need to follow as of Friday (see below).
A special mention goes to Colin Spicer who managed to catch a lovely escapee carp on a cdc and elk dry fly and 3wt rod.
If anyone needs to discuss anything regarding the Park please feel free to call me on 07967 461097. It will be great to see you all (obviously maintaining social distancing) back on the lake and river and the good news is that the mayfly are just starting appear in decent numbers. Please read the guidelines below that will be added to and changed as we progress through these strange times.
ARRIVING AT THE FISHERY
- Anglers should arrive on their own unless they can prove they are travelling with someone they live with and who plans to fish. Please note ABSOLUTELY NO non fishing guests allowed.
- When parking please allow plenty of space between parked cars (approx 2 metres).
- Following Government guidelines, social distancing must be obeyed at all times whilst on the fisheries. There should be a 15 metre gap between anglers and no gathering in groups.
- Beat Booking Form – the door to the fishing hut will remain propped open at all times to reduce angler contact with the door handle. Please bring your own pen to fill out the beat booking form. Hand sanitiser will be provided and to be used before and after filling out the form.
- Catch returns will be made by emailing me at [email protected]
- Tackle must not be shared.
- Anglers are encouraged to bring disposable gloves and hand sanitizer as all toilets will be closed.
- Distancing of Bailiffs from customers – Please do not be offended if we are unable to chat as it is important we limit contact with each other.
Our first concern is the safety of everyone, staff and anglers. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE ESSENTIAL RULES WILL LEAD TO TERMINATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
The lake was drained from 24th February for routine maintenance, refilled by 13th March. Plenty of winter bank work has been done on the river beats, with several other river projects ongoing, stock fish are ready to go in, infact, everything is all ready to go. But we have to beat Coronavirus first.
Our Spring Newsletter for Park Fishery was emailed out to members on 26th March. Do let me know if you didn’t get your copy?
When we resume, fishing in 2020 is available on a Family Rod, Full Rod, Half Rod or, Quarter Rod basis. Also, by appointment, a very limited number of day admissions, designed for lapsed members, or prospective members interested in joining. Please contact Tony on 07812 765362 or email for a prospectus. Thank you.
Chris Way with a nice trio of rainbows, 22nd August 2019
6lb 8oz rainbow for Gordon Hunter on BFD, 1st September 2019
For further information, and a prospectus, please email Tony by clicking this link [email protected]
River monitoring pics – sessions led by Colin Spicer –
“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”.
Jo OHara returns a 10″ native brown to the Park river
For prospective new members, 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]
Some archive pics……
First thing on Church Beat
For a 2020 prospectus with a view to joining Albury Park Syndicate, please email [email protected]