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 June 26th
Welcome to our new season. Tokens are pink this year. We have 2019/20 season rods and fish tokens available to purchase online and on the bank. Prices starting from £195.
Despite some much warmer weather about the fishing is still holding up with 222 fish taken last week. The best fishing is to be had at Weston and Vale End. During the hot weather it is best to concentrate your fishing effort early mornings or late evenings. Remember we run an evening ticket from 5pm. The fish are still nicely distributed around the lakes with no summer shoaling as yet, so all in all things are looking good for the time of year. The lakes are producing some really nice rainbows like the ones pictured below.
The water clarity is pretty good in all lakes and the algae and weed are under control and causing no issues for anglers. The fish are however becoming more wary as we move through the summer so stealth and fly presentation will be key. Longer leaders (10 to 12 foot) and scaling down your tippet strength to 4lb to 5lb will also help. Some nice blue, spartic and tiger trout have been taken after our latest stocking plus some good rainbows between 4lb and 6lb (see pics below).
Natural patterns have definitely out fished big and bright lures with the exception being the ever reliable blue flash damsel. The fish are moving in the first couple of feet of water with the exception of brighter days when the fish move slightly deeper. A must in your fly box are a range of buzzers, Pheasant Tail nymph, diawl bach and some type of hares ear pattern.
Also other news is that if you have been fishing recently you may have met our new member of the fishery team, Steve Moon (pic below) who started a couple of weeks ago. Steve has a wealth of fishery knowledge and is a mad keen fly fisherman.
As many of you know I am competing for the England Fly Fishing Team in the Home Internationals in Northern Ireland at the beginning of July. We raised a fantastic amount in auctioning off fishing days with each member of the team, just over £1300 pounds to help fund the teams trip to Ireland which is self funded. A few of you have expressed interest in helping me going to Ireland so I have set up a Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cameron-craigs?utm_term=rVawNEAyM
Your support, interest and help with this is much appreciated and will keep you all informed on how we do.
We have released some more Teach In Day dates. They offer a fantastic introduction to fly fishing. They run for 3 hours (morning session 9am – noon and afternoon session 1pm-4pm). The price per head is £48 and includes instruction for the duration, a 1 fish ticket and tackle provision. Maximum 8 people per session. Dates are 14th June. Please book online.
A stunning brown trout weighing 8lb 12oz taken from Powdermills by Neil Eyles (see pic below).
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