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
|Both lakes are fishing well with the fish in Belmont preferring middle to car park end. If fishing Belmont the fish are holding fairly deep and want flies with a slow retrieve. In Mill lake the fish are around 2ft down and more willing to chase small lures.
Last week 38 fish taken to the week ending 10th Feb. The low catch figure was down to the low attendance. Best bag last week was 4 fish for Colin Docrwa.
Recently this superb 5lb brown trout (see pic below) was taken from Mill lake. The picture was taken at Weston but the fish was caught at Vale End.
With a new head of fish recently introduced into the Mill lake they will be keen to pounce on anything with a bit of colour and flash. Due to the shallow nature of the lake, floating lines will be all that is needed.
Please note that the river season is now closed and will reopen April 20
Some really nice winter fishing currently but with low attendance due to poor weather only 16 fish taken to the week ending 10th Feb. Damsel patterns appear to be taking the bulk of fish here fished on floating and sink tip lines. There are still plenty of spartic trout in the lake after another stocking last week. Remember when fishing here work your fly all the way into the bank as fish are patrolling the margins.
Below – a nice brownie for Steve Earl
Below – a nice spartic trout for Trevor Tye
Currently Weston is the top performing fishery with 70 fish taken to the week ending 11th February. All lakes here are fishing really well with the best advice being to stay mobile and keep moving, once you find the fish you are in for some great action. Still plenty of Spartic trout to be caught here after yet another large stocking last week.
Best bags last week: 8 fish for Brian Hilsdon, 5 fish for Alan Avis, 4 fish for P.Gleeson, Richard Walsh, s.Watts and G.Maddon,
Below – a nice tiger trout for Alan Abraham
Below – a nice Spartic trout for Mr Strimbei
Albury Park Fishery
Our 2019 prospectus has now been sent to members, and new member applications are also now being considered. Options range from Family Rod through to Quarter Rod (one named week per month) to suit your fishing frequency and budget.
Park Lake began a draindown 18th Feb in readiness for the new season. The lake will be back in action around 12th March.
Some good fishing was enjoyed last week (w/e 17th Feb), best of the action with Campbell Morrow (6 fish) and Colin Spicer (5 fish). Catch total was 29.
Other recent winter highlights – 7 fish for Geoff Marshall (27th Dec) on BFDs and PTN; 8lb rainbows taken by Jim Coote (10th Dec) and David Weinand (11th Dec), 6 fish for Campbell Morrow (28th Jan).
Best of the patterns lately, BFDs, PTNs, Diawl Bach and an assortment of buzzers all going well.
Lake inlet has just been dredged, substantially more flow now entering the lake.
For prospective new members, please call Tony on 07812 765362, or send an email.
Some events notices…..
TeachIn sessions……Latest instruction day was Friday 2nd November, 12 new anglers learning the ropes quite literally where their knots are concerned 🙂
Next TeachIn event now planned for Friday 22nd March 2019
Many congratulations to syndicate member Phil Gayford, who won the Troutmasters Fish Off at Weston Fishery on Saturday 14th. Phil now goes on to represent Albury at the national final at Draycote.
Quite apart from the fishing, there is so much wildlife to embrace. Thx to Jo for this pic of dendrocopus major …
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).
We currently have some vacancies. 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 for a £90 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 2018 prospectus with a view to joining Albury Park Syndicate, please email [email protected]