Albury Estate Park Syndicate Fly Fishing Reports
Regular updates on how it’s fishing at Albury Park.
Albury Park Fishery
Updated May 4th
Please note that we plan to run the masterclass with Peter Cockwill this Friday 7th May at Park lake from 9am to 12pm. Please let me know if you plan to attend.
With lighter angling pressure last week a catch of 73 lake fish and 5 river browns was recorded.
On the river with very low and clear water the fish have preferred the deeper pools and most have been taken on small nymphs with just the odd fish to dry fly. The river has been stocked with 400 brown trout so far this season.
On the lake, fish have been rising freely throughout the day and responded well to a carefully presented dry fly. The fish have been feeding heavily on buzzers too, with an olive or black one working best. Damsel patterns have also accounted for good numbers of fish.
The river looks in fine fettle, if a bit on the low side. However the water clarity is very good as the start of the season usually is met with some colour in the water. The opening weeks of the river season will see very little surface action so target the deeper pools and runs with small weighted nymphs. PTNs, Hares ear and small olive nymph patterns will score well.
We have now begun work on the river on Weston and Turbine beat sensitively clearing and narrowing the river channel using backside willow plantations. The narrowing will encourage scouring of the river bed and move on silt. The willow plantations will offer refuge for fish in particular juvenile brown trout. Please feel free to have a look at the work we have been doing but please take care as it is wet underfoot.