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 will probably be one of the best fisheries going forward into the summer as it benefits from the cooling effect of the River Tillingbourne as well as having plenty of shaded areas to fish. As well as the lakes the river can produce good numbers of fish even on the hottest days. Last week produced 61 fish with the largest taken recently by Martin Elliot (see pib below).
Vale End can produce some really good dry fly action especially later in the evening when the sun drops off the water. Sedge patterns are one of my favourite dry fly to use. Other patterns will be BFD, small buzzers and small nymphs.
Albury Park Fishery
Heat building again for this weekend.
Some welcomed changeable weather with some useful rain now first half of August following the extreme heat of July. Fishing well at the moment in all areas.
River currently clear and good summer flow and level. Weed dams currently help to maintain levels and provide shelter from predatory birds.
Weedcutting on the lake – deepcutting with the chain scythe keeps all areas open at present. Fish are very easy to stalk in the clear waters.
47 fish caught in the week to 18th August. 7lb 10oz rainbow for Tony Poulsom on Sunday 18th to a Silver Damsel.
Some recent notable catches:
19 lake rainbows shared by Phil Gayford and guest on Tues 23rd July in temperatures approaching 30c – it’s been fishing ok!
7 river browns for Roger Golding, Tuesday 13th August.
Big fish catches – 9lb rainbow for Eric Bailey on BFD, 24th July; 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.
Best of the patterns lately, BFDs, PTNs, Diawl Bach and an assortment of buzzers all going well on the lake; GRHE nymphs, CDC emergers and sedges on the beats.
Banks have firmed 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. Always take care where you tread on the potentially soft areas of the banks.
Prospective new anglers can trial a day at Park Fishery, please call Tony for further details.
Thx, Tony 07812 765362
Some events notices…..
Fly Fishing Event at Park Lake on Saturday 12th October. For further information and tickets please visit https://www.kidsforkids.org.uk/event/fishing-for-goats-executive-fly-fishing-day-2019/
TeachIn sessions at Park Fishery ceased at the end of March……Last 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]