Set in the picturesque Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty nestles the Albury village with four Fly Fishing locations
Albury offers three regular lakes: Powder Mills, Vale End and Weston plus for Syndicate members, Park Lake.
Off Blacksmith Lane in Chilworth, Powder Mills is a 4 acre water in peaceful natural surroundings, appreciated by the more discerning and experienced fly fisherman.
Vale End provides four acres of beautifully landscaped and varied stillwater and stream fishing comprising Belmont Lake and Mill Lake, which nestle at the foot of Belmont Wood. These waters are spring fed, with clean gravel on the lake beds giving rise to a wealth of natural fly life, especially olives and buzzers. Stands of established Alder and Crack Willow provide ample shade and natural cover. Mill Pool and Belmont are stocked with brown and rainbow trout of an average weight of 2lb 8oz up to in excess of 10lb.
Weston Fishery offers three lakes fed by spring water totalling 6 acres, with plenty of bank space and open back cast area, and all with a good average depth.
Albury Park Fishery offers the very best of both lake and stream fishing at this classically beautiful venue set amidst magnificent trees, rhododendron and azalea bushes. It is a peacefully quiet location at which to fish, with the brownie sport for both stocked and wild fish on the Tillingbourne a particular feature. The tranquil 1.5 acre is stocked with those hard-fighting Albury rainbows, averaging 2.25lbs, whilst the river beats offer challenging sport to browns of 1lb to 1.5lbs.
Albury Fly Fishing Locations
Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated January 14th
Happy New Year to everyone. Last week was another good week 173 fish caught. Weston was the top performer with 82, Vale End with 65 and Powdermills 26. Best bags last week: 12 fish for Phil Gayford, 10 fish for Phil Gayford, 8 fish for Dave Bryant and 4 fish for Paul Sheppard. The mild weather has seen fish moving to small buzzer hatches during the day so small buzzers and diawl bachs have been effective as well as damsel patterns, montanas and cats whiskers.
We have added three new Teach In days for 2020. They include 3 hours tuition with Peter Cockwill, tackle hire if needed and a 1 fish ticket. The cost is £48 per person and the dates are 21st March, 25th April and 23rd May. Please click on the Teach In Day icon in the drop down menu to book or contact me by email at [email protected]
Some really nice big browns stocked last week.
Want to introduce a friend to the beauty of Fly Fishing? Well now you can bring a buddy with you for a day’s free fly fishing.
During January and February 2020 bring any non-member for free and share Fish Tokens.
How does this work? Any day or season member can bring any non-member to fish and there is no Day Membership fee for the guest. And for the day you can both share Fish Tokens plus your guest becomes a member of Albury Estate Fisheries with their very own gate key card.
- Valid during January and February 2020.
- Existing members may bring a friend to fish at no additional cost. On the day your guest fishes for free and you can share Fish Tokens.
- Your guest becomes a member of Albury Estate Fisheries. If your Guest returns they will need to purchase Access and Tokens in their own name.
- You can bring as many guests as you like, limited to one guest per day.
- Any guest may only visit once for free.
- Any Fish Tokens you purchase remain in your name.
- All transactions handled on the bank.
All lakes fishing really well and the largest fish in recent weeks was a 10lb 8oz rainbow for Richard Williams fishing at Vale End (see pic below).
Best looking bag of fish was to John Stephens who caught 3 brown trout and a spartic from Powdermills (see pic below).
Largest fish taken recently for young Michael at 12lb’s taken from Vale End (see pic below).
Simon Chamberlain with a superb 6lb 8oz brown trout from Powdermills.
The colder mornings have meant that the fish have been sitting slightly deeper first thing but any rise in temperatures will see the fish move up and start feeding in the first couple of feet of water. The fish certainly appear locked onto larger lures at the moment with damsel and fritz patterns doing well. Its always worth carrying different styles of damsel patterns with you not just the gold head blue flash damsel version. Try orange and green bead damsel patterns which act as a hotspot for the fish to lock onto. With any rise in temperature during the day will normally be met by some form of buzzer hatch so make sure you have a few in your box.
The fishing lodge is coming on nicely and it is hoped we should be open for the start of next season.
On the 17th October we ran an away day fishing to the Lower Itchen Fishery in search of grayling. The event was really well attended with just over 20 people with a mixture of river experience. Some had never fished a river before and some had more experience but I am pleased to say that nearly everyone managed to catch a fish in fairly challenging conditions after heavy rain the days before we fished. Below are a couple of pics from the day.
Please note that the police and environment agency will be carrying out regular patrols of the fishery so please ensure you have a valid rod license and all fish caught are declared and paid for. The picture below is of a recent patrol.
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS. We have recently caught and banned some anglers abusing our system and practicing catch and release which is NOT permitted on any day ticket Albury water. We now have a number of voluntary bailiff’s who will be on the look out.
We now have for sale through the website ‘Starter Fishing Outfits’ for £69.99. Included is a 9ft 5\6 weight rod, reel loaded with a floating line, tapered leader, flies and safety glasses.
In the absence of Albury Game Angling shop we will now be selling Fulling Mill flies, spools of leader and tapered leaders. These will be available from the bailiff. We will look to expand our range over a period of time.
Albury Estate Bailiff – 07976810737