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
|47 fish taken to the week ending 11th Feb. The hot spots appear to be the top end and middle of Belmount lake. Best bags last week week: 4 fish for Darrel Collins, Jimmy Bryan and G.Lester.
Largest fish in recent weeks to Ian Ivory, weighing 6lb 8oz taken on a GRHE (see pic below).
The fish are now holding at between 2 and 4 feet so weighted flies fished on floating lines or intermediate lines are your best bet. Small lures now producing most fish with BFD and Cats Whisker at the top of the list. The key to success is to keep moving until you find the fish, don’t stay in one spot all the time. Once you locate the fish you can be in for some good sport.
The picture below is of Alexander Jaffrey who caught this magnificent 8lb rainbow on a small traditional black and peackock spider.
|Powdermills catch and release trial has now finished.
With only light fishing effort a catch of 7 fish to the week ending 11th Feb. Best bag recently was to Don Garner who had 4 fish (all blue trout). Despite the low catches the fishing conditions and water clarity are good, so anglers fishing he should be rewarded with some good fishing.
The fish are holding slightly deeper here so an intermediate or slow sinker may be an advantage. If possible set up two rods, one with a floater and one an intermediate as you will find that a slight increase in temperature will see the fish move up the water column.
Millhouse lake at Weston is currently being drained, all other lakes open as usual.
Weston produced 40 fish in the week ending 11th Feb. Weston main lake has been fishing excellently since it re-opened. When fishing here cover the water and water depths until you find the fish. Once you find the fish you can often catch a few from one area. Wood Lodge pool is also fishing well. BFD’s appear to be taking most fish.
Best bags last week: 6 fish for Phil Gayford and Paul Sheppard, 4 fish for Mike Byrne, Trevor Tye, Bill Horner, Darren Partridge and Ed Komorowski. The largest fish taken recently at Weston was a 6lb 8oz rainbow for Paul Sheppard (see pic below).
Albury Park Fishery
The 2018 season recommences on Sunday 1st April, Easter Day as it happens!
Fishing is available this year on a Family Rod, Full Rod, Half Rod, Quarter Rod, and by appointment, a limited number of day admissions. We currently have some vacancies.
For further information, and a prospectus, please email Tony by clicking this link [email protected]
Teach In events will be held at Park Lake this year on the following dates: 3rd March, 17th March, 7th April, 28th April, 12th May and 9th June.
Members on a winter extension may fish the lake at present, although admittedly it is currently lightly stocked. Visit the day waters right now for best chance of a plump bag!
Below……..our last river monitoring session in September, together with some archive pics………………
The most recent monitoring session of the summer season, from Monday 18th September: 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”.
Recent biggies – Stuart Morrow, son of member Campbell took a fine rainbow of 10.8 on small BFD (13 July), 6lb 8oz rainbow for Phil Gayford on BFD (19 July), 6lb rainbow for Alan Avis on size 16 WAEF (31 Aug), 6lb rainbow for David Kratt on nymph (9th Sept).
Some anglers have been finding browns in the lake, adding some pleasing variety to the catch. These fish complement the lake rainbow stock, and are not part of the river stocking programme for the year. Please count these as rainbows in your season ‘fish allocations’. Any river caught rainbows taken within the Park boundary are deemed to be vermin, as they should not be there!
Winter Fishing News. Available to syndicate members for an £85 supplement, no restriction on fishing frequency Oct-March inclusive. To enhance the winter sport, Park Lake will undergo a drainage early on, 1-14 October. Best day water sport is currently at Vale End Belmount and Millhouse Weston.
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]