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
|Powdermills will be drained down at the beginning of September. The fishing is slow at the moment but with cooler temperatures and plenty of rain it is still worth fishing but if we recieve more hot weather Weston and Vale End will offer better sport.
The river section here is now open and some nice fish have already been taken around the hut area wich offers more depth than other areas. Nymphs still working best.
|Belmount lake is currently drained down and hopefully will be back up and running at the end of August, Mill lake and the river beats will remain open during this time. A total catch of 35 fish taken to the week ending 6th August. Mill lake and the river sections are fishing well.
The river sections are fishing well, with small weighted nymphs run through the deeper, faster pools accounting for good numbers of fish.
57 fish caught to the week ending 6th August. Floating lines and long leaders still working. Flies to try will be the usual BFD, Cats Whisker, buzzers and bloodworm patterns. Millhouse lake is accounting for good numbers of fish and is crystal clear.
Office beat on the River Tillingbourne that runs alongside Millhouse lake is now open and offers some of the best wild brown trout fishing on the day waters.
The pics below are of Keith Allen and Keith Andrea who caught these stunning rainbows recently.
Some much welcomed rain and significantly cooler temperatures in the past three or four weeks, following the heat of June and early July.
Still plenty of good fishing on offer, but fishing pressure fairly light with holidays kicking in.
The lake had a weedcut 13-17 July, and save for some peripheral blanket weed, is looking remarkably good for the time of year. I am now chainscything in places, taking blades right to the floor of the lake to get those extra long fronds that the weedboat misses (down to 4 metres).
For lake fishing, go small with stalking flies on a buzzer theme, and small bfds, with sedges working well in the evening.
On the beats, recent trimming of cow parsley and reed plants keeps banks easily accessible, whilst providing a ‘stealth fringe’ to fish behind. Some elodea clumps have also been removed in the past few days. On the really warm days, better sport would be expected on the beats than the lake! Willow used in winter bank strengthening has taken really well, which also adds to the density of the fringe. Weedcutting in places on the beats to preserve the ranunculus areas but remove elodea which grows quite freely and stores a lot of mud!
Plenty of browns coming to the net, including a good proportion of wild fish. From midsummer onwards, whilst some weeedcutting is undertaken, weed ‘dams’ will help to keep the river level up and predation levels down.
Catch results for week 20, 7 – 13 August, relatively quiet for angler numbers again, 56 lake rainbows and 22 takeable river browns were recorded. Best performing of all the Albury waters at present! Encouragingly, high numbers of wildies being reported too. So, for the time of year it has been fishing really well.
Mayfly hatch has now finished, but there are crowds of adult damsels about now, and plenty sedge and midge too. The best olive hatches are on overcast days at around 20c.
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).
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!
Social News. BBQ for members at Pavilion Thursday 14th September at Noon. Tony will supply wine and hot coals, you bring the rest! RSVP for an idea on numbers.
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 1-14 October.
There are currently some vacancies for 2017, in particular for our new Quarter Rod. If you would like to consider joining this year, or find out a little more about the fishery, then please contact [email protected]
A Quarter Rod (£425) enables an angler to enjoy fishing over the Syndicate water for one named week per month, on a bag of 30 fish. 42 days fishing, that’s good value at £10 a day! Any rods joining the fishery late this season can have their fee adjusted pro rata, so please enquire!
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]
Somne archive pics……
First thing on Church Beat
For a 2017 prospectus with a view to joining Albury Park Syndicate, please email [email protected]