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
|Vale End produced a fantastic catch again with 125 fish taken to the week ending 11th June June. Some patchy weed on Belmont lake but the weed cutting boat will be deployed this week to clear it. The water clarity in Belmont lake is good and fish can clearly seen patrolling in the first couple of feet of water. Fish are starting to rise on the river and lakes so make sure you have a selection of dries with you. The mayfly hatch is at its peak now and sport has been very good on the river with both stocked and some nice wild fish being taken.
The river is fishing very well with a nice mix of wild and stocked fish being taken. The mayfly hatch has now peaked but is still worth fishing. Although most fish have been taken on small nymphs last week saw some decent surface activity. Please be aware that cows escaped onto Waterloo beat and have made a bit of a mess, so please take care.
Pictures below of some nice river brown trout.
|Please note from April 1st 2018 Powdermills will become Season Rod Only.
The water clarity has deteriorated in the last week and is currently receiving the lightest angling pressure with 15 fish taken to the week ending 11th June. Best bags recently; 6 fish for Giles Lindsay and 5 fish for Robert Bayley.
Please note that Powdermills is stocked to the same level as previous years with stocking carried out 2 to 3 times per week. The fish have certainly been on the feed with fish moving aggressively for buzzers fished in the first couple of feet of water.
The river sections here are also producing well with some good catches of wild brown trout being made. The north side of the Tillingboune appears to hold good numbers of trout but patience and stealth will be needed here to fool them. The river rainbows favour the deeper water around the hut. Weighted nymphs are still best here until the weather warms up and we receive some hatches.
A good week with fish hard feeding hard on buzzers. 101 fish taken to the week ending 11th June.
Some nice tiger trout have been taken over the past week (see pic below).
Things are looking great at Weston with Silent Pool spring running hard with plenty of water to supply all lakes. The water clarity is also great especially Wood Lodge Pool and Kingfisher pools which are in ideal shape for those of you who like to stalk the fish. Stalking with small weighted nymphs and lead bugs is an exciting way to take a fish. The fly should be cast in front of a cruising fish and as the fly drops the fish intercept it, you will either see the fish take your fly or the white of the fish’s mouth indicating a take and this should be met with a firm strike.
River sport on office beat has been started to improve with fish starting to rise.
Albury Park Fishery
Fishing conditions now excellent!
The mayfly hatch has peaked, but still a good number of dun and spinner about. Last few days of the hatch now as pressure builds and looks like very warm settled weather is on the cards.
Clear water on lake and stream, buzzer hatches going well, with some nice olive hatches coming off the river.
Latest fishing results: Lake and river have both producing well. For the week to 17th June, 79 lake fish and 46 takeable river browns were recorded. Several wildies taken too. An 11lb rainbow taken by Clive Murrell this week is the biggest Park fish of the year to date (Hares Ear, taken on Friday 16th). New member Luke Padberg had a nice brownie from the lake at 5lbs on his first visit , to a Damsel Nymph.
The lake this year is stocked with plenty of blue trout in addition to the rainbow head, and a good number of browns too. Fish are well spread on the river beats, with some nice action coming from all areas.
Recent TeachIn Day Saturday 9th June (Fully Booked event), saw 17 new anglers instructed at Park, with 7 fish caught during the day. Next Teach In event, Sunday 15th July at Syon.
Some events notices…..
A Corporate Day will take place at Park Lake on Friday 29th June. Beats will be open as normal for members from Park waterfall downstream.
Members BBQ will take place at Park Lake Noon on Wed 12th September. Also, a BBQ for prospective new members will take place at Park Lake on Thursday 13th September.
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.
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]
Forthcoming Teach In events to be held at Park Lake this year on the following dates: just 9th June to go, having hosted 5 days so far.
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]