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
|Last week Vale End was the top performing fishery with 119 fish taken from the lake and rivers with a good number of wild fish coming from the river beat. This venue always appears to see the best Mayfly action with mid afternoon to dusk being the best time. The water clarity in both lakes is good with the fish spared out over all areas with no shoaling.
The fish are showing a preference for more natural patterns with mayfly nymph and dry fly version working well along with GRHE and buzzers. If you can not tempt them off the top with Mayflies an emerger style pattern like a small klinkhammer might work or even a sedge.
Best Bags last week – 4 fish for J.Tugwell and C.Smith
Very nice fishing here currently with 109 fish taken. There is good water clarity supplied by Silent Pool spring with just the odd bit of algae to contend with on the surface. Fish have been freely rising in the lakes for most of the day here so the dry fly sport should be good for those wanting to try this. Buzzers and small nymphs will also do well. If imitative fishing is not your cup of tea then damsel patterns, montana’s and cats whiskers will still work. Also if you like a bit of stalking the water clarity is good enough to pick out individual fish.
Office beat although short is a prolific wild brown trout water with the fish always looking up. Dry mayfly patterns will be best for the next couple of weeks. Below a nice wild brown taken on a Mayfly pattern.
Best Bags last week – 6 fish for Colin Mann and D.Webber, 4 fish for G.Williams, A.Bootey, D.Condon, M.Humphrey and Dave.Newman.
Best Bags last week -4 fish for D.Fish, G.Coulson and V.Strimbei.
Albury Park Fishery
Recent rain has given some vital volume to the chalk aquifer, insuring good river and spring flow for the rest of the summer.
Mostly humid and cloudy weather ahead – cloud is ideal for hatches, expect lots of surface activity on the lake, smaller patterns tend to work on the river beats in the second half of the season.
River currently clear and good level.
Last few mayfly coming off, still some great surface action to mayfly patterns.
Weedcutting on the lake – deepcutting with the chain scythe keeps all areas open at present.
53 lake fish and 9 takeable river fish were caught in the week to 23rd June. Attendance certainly affected by the rain 🙁
12lb rainbow taken by Eric Bailey on a BFD 24th May is the largest lake fish so far this season, also, 8lb rainbow for Jimmy Coote 25th May to a Hothead Damsel.
A welcome return to the fishery for Phil Gayford on Friday last week, after a long illness. 8 lake fish in the bag. Well done also to new member Gordon Hunter with a bag of 6 lake fish, also a rainbow of 5lb 2oz to a Green and Black Buzzer.
Best of the patterns lately, Mayfly Nymph, Mayfly emergers, Spent Mayfly, BFDs, PTNs, Diawl Bach and an assortment of buzzers all going well.
Banks firming up really well following extensive river maintenance last winter with willow structures. This work is ongoing, our river profile and trout habitat sees huge improvement from this kind of activity.
Curious that there is virtually no lake weed to speak of as yet. Cutting an removal takes up a great deal of time in the second half of the season.
Prospective new anglers can trial a day at Park Fishery, please call Tony for further details.
Thx, Tony 07812 765362
Some events notices…..
TeachIn sessions……Latest instruction day was Friday 22nd March 2019, 11 new anglers introduced into the wonderful world of flyfishing!
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 in 2019/20 for a £95 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 2019 prospectus with a view to joining Albury Park Syndicate, please email [email protected]