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 was another good one with 174 fish taken to the week ending 31st March. The lake water clarity is slightly coloured at the moment with the fish in Belmont lake sitting fairly deep so the key is to get your fly down either with the use of a weighted fly or intermediate or slow sinking line. Flies with a bit of colour and flash are working best such as a cats whisker but make sure you fish this slowly at depth. Mill lake due to its shallow nature will see the trout moving at about 2ft down, again brighter flies will work best.
Best Bags last week – 5 fish for N.Weisfield, A.Newman and Darren Partridge, 4 fish for S.Earl, K’Gilbertson and D.Maskell.
With a new head of fish recently introduced into the Mill lake they will be keen to pounce on anything with a bit of colour and flash. Due to the shallow nature of the lake, floating lines will be all that is needed.
Please note that the river season is now closed and will reopen April 20
Some very reliable sport currently with 82 fish taken last week. Fish are certainly sitting a bit deeper with small bright lures accounting for good numbers of fish but as the weather warms up we have seen some small buzzer hatches. The water clarity is good and improving all the time. Remember when fishing here work your fly all the way into the bank as fish are patrolling the margins.
Best Bags last week – 6 fish for Paul Garrard, 4 fish for R.Lindsey, M.Hamer and H.Rose.
Neil Eyles landed this superb 8lb 12oz brown trout last week.
A nice spartic caught last week by Chris Harker.
Below pic is of 85 year old Keith Andrea who recently landed this superb 10lb 12oz rainbow.
Currently Weston is the top performing fishery with 213 fish taken to the week ending 24th March. All lakes here are fishing really well with the best advice being to stay mobile and keep moving, once you find the fish you are in for some great action. The water clarity is absolutely fantastic and if you like to stalk your fish you should be in for some fun.
Best bags last week: 6 fish for Roger Judd, 5 fish for Alan Avis, 4 fish for C.Mann, E.Komorowski, A.Horsefield and D.Lloyd.
Albury Park Fishery
An increasingly warm, dry week saw more fish coming closer to the surface, nymphing tactics predominating, and good catches coming to the angler’s net. 79 lake fish and 35 takeable river fish were caught during the week to 21st April.
The Easter weekend saw temperatures up to 26c!
Fly life – some small olives around, a lot of lake buzzer activity during the periods of high cloud, but often very sunny.
Reminder that there is a Corporate day on Friday 26th April, admin area becomes the Shoot Lodge, adjacent to Laundry Cottage. Give me a call if you are unsure where this is.
New member applications are now being considered. Options range from Family Rod through to Quarter Rod (one named week per month) to suit your fishing frequency and budget. Please call or email for an appointment to view.
Best of the patterns lately, BFDs, PTNs, Diawl Bach and an assortment of buzzers all going well.
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!
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”.
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]