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 now open for fishing after being drained down for maintenance and Belmont is refilling and should reopen towards the end of next week. Mill lake was lightly fished over the weekend but one lucky angler caught this superb 5lb brown trout (see pic below). 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 with 48 fish taken to the week ending 9th December. 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 and the odd one is still appearing in the catch return. Remember when fishing here work your fly all the way into the bank as fish are patrolling the margins.
Best Bags last week – 6 fish for Phil Gayford and Jim Bishop, 5 fish for Steve Earl and 4 fish for Warren Crawford.
Below – a nice spartic trout for Trevor Tye
Currently Weston is the top performing fishery with 94 fish taken to the week ending 9th December. 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.
Best bags – D.Wilde 6 fish and J.Mann 4 fish.
Below – a nice tiger trout for Alan Abraham
Below – a nice Spartic trout for Mr Strimbei
Albury Park Fishery
2019 prospectus has now been sent to members. New member applications will be considered in January.
Lake prospects are really good at the moment, fish still close to the surface in relatively warm water – not too much frost so far. 5 fish caught 4th Dec inc triple crown for Phil Gerrard (two rainbows, one brown and one blue). 8lb rainbows taken by Jim Coote (10th Dec) and David Weinand (11th Dec).
In a pretty stormy and unsettled week to 9th December, 10 lake fish were caught.
Clarity is good, inlet water currently shut off whilst the river colours as stormy weather passes through.
Winter members pay £90 now to fish on through the winter months until ice intervenes, or, another scheduled drainage arrives, end of February.
Small patterns are still faring best. 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.
Now working on the Syndicate Prospectus for 2019, which will be forwarded to members during December.
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]