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
|38 fish taken to the week ending 12th August.
Vale End is always a good venue during hot spells of weather because of the cooling effect the River Tillingbourne has on the lakes plus the shade of the trees. The most consistent fishing has been Mill lake and the river beats. The fish in Mill lake tend to favour the inlet end as the river comes in and also the outlet end near the hut. Do not fish deep as the lake is shallow and the fish near the surface. On overcast days and most evenings the dry fly fishing can be good, try a sedge pattern.
Fish on the river at this time of year can be found spread through any of the deeper pools. Small weighted nymphs fished through the pools will work nicely if no fish are rising.
Pictures below of some nice river brown trout.
|Please note from April 1st 2018 Powdermills will become Season Rod Only.
Weed cutting this week. Not much to report here and with the sustained hot weather set continue Weston and Vale End will offer a better chance of fish.
Please note that Powdermills is stocked to the same level as previous years with stocking carried out 2 to 3 times per week.
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.
Weston main lake will be open by the end of the week and then we will start to drain down Millhouse lake.
43 fish taken to the week ending 12th August with Weston producing the two largest fish recently. Barry Maynes had an 11lb 1oz rainbow and Alexander Jaffery a 13lb 7oz rainbow. Best bags last week -5 fish for Keith Williams and 4 fish for Kevin Jones and V.Strimbei.
The best fishing has been Wood Lodge Pool and Kingfisher pools which currently have the coolest water temperature. Small buzzers and stalking bugs will be successful. 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.
Below are a couple of pics of recently landed large fish.
River sport on office beat has been started to improve with fish starting to rise.
Albury Park Fishery
Fishing conditions became very challenging in the heat, peaking at 34c Thursday 26th July, best of the sport where you could find shade, depth, and cool flow.
Weather seems generally cooler now, a chance to raise oxygen levels and keep fish feeding for longer.
Modify the way you fish. Look under weedmats, and be prepared to change your flies every few casts, with flies down to 16s or 18s.
With Park benefiting from cool flow and plenty of shade, still lots of excellent fishing to tap in to.
Results for last week, w/e 12th August, catch total: 14 lake fish, 40 river takeable (12″+) browns.
Weedcutting – all areas on Park Lake have now been deepcut twice with the chain, cutting at the lake floor level.
Amongst recent catches, 10 browns for Richard Forshaw off Upper beat, Tuesday 10th July. An 11lb rainbow taken by Clive Murrell in June 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.
Latest TeachIn Day Sunday 15th July saw 9 new anglers instructed at Park.
Next TeachIn Sat 15th Sept; Friday 2nd November.
Some events notices…..
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. Simple format, bbq coals will be hot, enjoy a glass of wine, you bring the food!
Meanwhile, Kids for Kids are holding their annual fundraiser at Albury Park Lake on Saturday 13th October. You can join in the fun by clicking on this link Fishing Day Invitation 2018
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: 15th September, 2nd November.
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]