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
|Mill lake is currently drained down but Belmont lake open as usual.
Vale End continues to offer some good winter sport with 65 fish taken last week. The fish in Belmont lake are well spread with the key being to find the depth the fish are working at. Early morning the fish can be holding slightly deeper but as the weather warms the fish tend to move higher up in the water to feed. Lures have taken the bulk of fish but small buzzers have also taken fish.
Best Bags last week: 8 fish for Dave Bryant
Its business as usual at Powdermills at the moment with some really nice winter fishing. 26 fish taken last week. The lake water clarity is good with just the odd clump of floating weed to contend with that the 7 resident swans have been pulling up.
The key to success here is to find the fish and keep moving once you have one the chances are that you can get a few out of the same area area. Also remember to work your fly all the way into the bank as a lot of fish are being hooked as anglers are just about to recast.
Best bags in recent weeks: 4 fish for Ed Komorowski and 4 fish for John Stephens (3 browns and a spartic, see pic below).
The new fishing lodge is really coming on with high hopes of it opening for the start of the 2020 season in April. Once the lodge is in operation all day ticket anglers must report to the lodge to purchase or collect their tokens before being able to head out fishing. Season members will have more flexibility and can start fishing any water without the need to report to the lodge.
Albury Park Fishery
Lake open for fishing and good clarity (inlet has been shut).
Lake visibility or stalking varies according to the best light angle you can find. However, so far this winter, very mild weather, so fish are still relatively high in the water, and best responding to small patterns. BFDs best, also some dries still working well.
Winter Membership can be pre-purchased via your online account.
A newsletter with terms for the 2020 Syndicate was sent out to Syndicate members on 13th December – please let me know if you would like a copy of the Prospectus.
Fishing will again available in 2020 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.
Park lake was exceptionally clear all summer, enhanced by deepwater weedcutting. The lake is fishing well for the ‘back end’, lake inlet closed during heavy rain to preserve the clarity. Some river flooding over weekend 21/22 Dec following incessant rain. Lake drainage now postponed until it gets really cold, most likely during February.
Just a few anglers each week at the moment, in between the belts of rain and cold. 8 fish for Robert Thong and guests (7th Nov), best at 8lb, mostly to BFD and THGH Damsel.
Amazing bag for Luke Padberg 19th Oct – rainbows of 14.8, 10.8 and 9.0 to GRHE and PTN. Biggest bag I have seen at Albury in 27 years!
Recent big rainbows taken during October, many to dries, otherwise mostly BFDs……
20 Oct 6lb 0oz Ian Jeffery Dry Hopper
19 Oct 9lb 0oz Luke Padberg PTN
19 Oct 10lb 8oz Luke Padberg GRHE
19 Oct 14lb 8oz Luke Padberg GRHE
15 Oct 8lb 3oz Steve Coote Detatched Daddy
15 Oct 7lb 8oz Jimmy Coote Detatched Daddy
14 Oct 8lb 12oz Jimmy Coote Detatched Daddy
13 Oct 5lb 8oz Ian Jeffery Dry Hawthorn
10 Oct 8lb 12oz Stephen Garrard Klinkhammer
5 Oct 6lb 8oz Phil Gayford Black and Peacock
5 Oct 5lb 8oz Phil Gayford Black and Peacock
3 Oct 5lb 12oz Jimmy Coote Detatched Daddy
2 Oct 8lb 13oz David Cheng BFD
2 Oct 8lb 0oz Jimmy Coote Detatched Daddy
Last day of the summer season 30th September saw an 8lb 8oz lake rainbow caught by David Cheng, a number of large fish have fallen to David’s rod since he joined us mid-summer. On the beats, John Stephens Wimbledon finished up with a bag of 7 brownies on Tups 16s amongst other patterns. Jimmy Coote on a Detached Daddy, 2nd October, one of 2 brace.
Chris Way with a nice trio of rainbows, 22nd August
Lake Drainage will take place in February 2020 for some routine maintenance work, so carry on fishing for now!
6lb 8oz rainbow for Gordon Hunter on BFD, 1st September
Prospective new anglers can, however, trial a day at Park Fishery, please call Tony for further details.
Thx, Tony 07812 765362
Fishing is available this year on a Family Rod, Full Rod, Half Rod, Quarter Rod, and by appointment, a limited number of day admissions. (For lapsed members, or prospective members interested in joining).
For further information, and a prospectus, please email Tony by clicking this link [email protected]
Below……..our last river monitoring session in September 2017, together with some archive pics………………
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”.
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]