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
A big improvement in the fishing over the last couple of weeks with much cooler weather and some rain. The water clarity is fairly good. There is some weed in places but still plenty of room to enjoy a good days fishing. We have suspended draining Powdermills lake until later in the year as the fishing has really picked up. Please remember Powdermills is for season rod holders only with access also allowed for winter season rods and syndicate rods.
34 fish taken here last week with some nice spartics, tigers and browns caught.
Angie Ward caught this stunning tiger trout.
The new fishing lodge is really coming on quickly now at Weston with the base finished and the frame going up this week.
Albury Park Fishery
Into the winter season now. Winter Membership can be pre-purchased via your online account.
Staying mostly soggy again this week. Big fat rain for the aquifers though 🙂
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.
8lb rainbow for Jimmy Coote on a Detached Daddy, 2nd October, one of 2 brace.
3 rainbows of 5lb 8oz+ landed on 5th October.
24 fish caught in the week to 6th October.
Park lake has been exceptionally clear all summer, enhanced by deepwater weedcutting. Currently cutting in the middle of the lake. The lake is fishing well for the ‘back end’, lake inlet closed during heavy rain to preserve the clarity.
Lake Drainage will take place late autumn for some routine maintenance work, so carry on fishing for now!
Inspite of two heatwaves this summer, the fishery has produced some nice steady fishing in the cooler areas of the lake.
6lb 8oz rainbow for Gordon Hunter on BFD, 1st September
Recent large fish: 8lb rainbow for Jimmy Coote (Detached Daddy) on 2nd October; 8lb 8oz rainbow for David Cheng 30th September (Buzzer); 7lb rainbow for David Cheng (BFD) 12th September; 10lb 8oz rainbow for Phil Gerrard (BFD) on 17th Sept; 4lb brownie for Adam Greaves on 26th Sept.
Season’s best is still a 12lb rainbow taken by Eric Bailey on a BFD 24th May.
Best of the patterns lately, BFDs, PTNs, Diawl Bach and an assortment of buzzers all going well on the lake; GRHE nymphs, CDC emergers and sedges on the beats.
Banks have firmed up really well following extensive river maintenance last winter with willow structures. This work is ongoing, our river profile and trout habitat sees huge improvement from this kind of activity. Always take care where you tread on the potentially soft areas of the banks.
Albury Park Syndicate is now running a Waiting List.
Prospective new anglers can, however, trial a day at Park Fishery, please call Tony for further details.
Thx, Tony 07812 765362
Some events notices…..
As the lake is fishing extremely well following the long and often very warm summer, autumn draindown of Park Lake will now take place in November/December.
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”.
Winter Fishing News. Available to syndicate members in 2019/20 for a £95 supplement, no restriction on fishing frequency Oct-March inclusive.
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 2019 prospectus with a view to joining Albury Park Syndicate, please email [email protected]