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 Mils, 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
Updated 15th Jan
Happy New Year to all our readers, member and visitors.
The next Albury Estate Fishery Club event will be a tour of our fish farm on Tuesday 20th Febuary at 11am to 12.30pm. To book a place email me at [email protected]
A much improved weeks fishing with 156 fish caught to the week ending 14th January. The most consistent fishing appears to be at Vale End (both lakes), Weston main lake and Wood Lodge Pool. Flies to try at the moment have been weighted damsel patterns in various forms, Cats Whisker, buzzers and bloodworms. The fish are currently holding 2-3 feet down so a floating line will do the job but during colder weather an intermediate or slow sinking line to fish 4-5 foot down will keep fish coming to your net.
We have stocked some stunning blue trout in recent weeks (see pic below) and expect to see more of these over the next few months.
We ran the second Albury Members Club event, this time with Peter Cockwill as the guest speaker and once again it proved a great success with the night being a sell out. News of the next event will go out soon and it looks a cracker.
Other news is that sadly Peter Cockwill’s tackle shop Albury Game Angling will be closing in the middle of January 2018. He is currently running a closing down sale with 25% off. Peter has been running the shop for over 20 years and will be sadly missed.
Powdermills is now open for fishing after its annual drain down. The catch and release trial has been extended to 31st January. All anglers must read the rules before they commence fishing. You must keep your first 2 fish and only then you can catch and release up to 5 fish.
Below, 14 year old Alexander Jaffrey with a superb 8lb rainbow taken on a Black and Peackock Spider, part of a 5 fish bag.
Winter Season rods are now available to purchase online through the website. They offer fishing from 1st October to the end of March 2018. They offer 6 months fishing during what will be some of the best fishing of the season.
Read the latest from the four Albury Lakes via the links below. The fishing details for Powder Mills, Vale End, Weston and Park have been moved to the report page allowing you to see all the latest news on a single page whilst freeing up space on the home page.
Please note that you now need the new generation membership card to get onto the fishery as the swipe system on the gates is now live. Otherwise call duty bailiff on 07976 810737 for the code of the day to gain entry and we will issue you a card on the bank.