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
|Please note that the river season is now closed and will reopen April 2019.
Some really nice fishing currently with 43 fish taken to the week ending 14th October. Belmont lake currently showing good water clarity and fishing really well. Small nymphs and buzzers still taking plenty of fish but the next few weeks with temperatures starting to drop small lures should start to do well.
Best Bags last week – 4 fish for Paul Sheppard
Pictures below of some nice river brown trout.
|Please note from April 1st 2018 Powdermills will become Season Rod Only.
Powdermills is now refilling and will re open towards the end of October.
Please note that Powdermills is stocked to the same level as previous years with stocking carried out 2 to 3 times per week.
Powdermills river beat is now closed and will reopen April 2019.
Office beat is now closed and will reopen April 2019.
Millhouse lake is now fully stocked and open for fishing.
83 fish taken to the week ending 14th October. Currently Millhouse and Weston main lake are crystal clear with fish nicely spread all the way through the lake. With the water being so clear stealth is required as well as careful fly presentation.
Best Bags last week – 5 fish for Joshua Mann and 4 fish for Trevor Coxon and Mr Petch.
Below are a couple of pics of recently landed large fish.
Albury Park Fishery
Into the winter season now on Park Lake. River Tillingbourne is now closed until April.
Park Lake has been open again since 25th, following recent drainage. Given the downtime during drainage after the incredible heat of summer, an extra month’s lake fishing is now available for members, before winter extension (£90) kicks in 1st November.
Fishing really well in the first couple of weeks with the water fairly clear. 17 fish taken on 2nd Oct including a fine brace of blues stalked by Luke Padberg at 9.4 and 8.8 to Orange and Olive BFDs.
Results for last week, w/e 14th October, catch total: 38 lake fish.
Some events notices…..
TeachIn sessions……Latest instruction day was Saturday 15th Sept with 17 new anglers being put through their paces by Tony. Next opportunity will be Friday 2nd November.
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”.
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 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]