Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated February 24th
England Rivers Team Auction – we have added another exciting lot to the list (scroll down the page to see the full listing).
Lot 9- A days fishing for one person on the River Tillingbourne part of the Albury Park Syndicate. The day will be hosted by Cameron Craigs. To be taken April to September 2020. Guide price £120 (starting bid £80). Sealed bids only to [email protected]
A much better week for fishing despite some wet and windy weather at times with a catch of 218 fish. The largest fish were 2 magnificent brown trout for regular rod Reg Bettles grandson and Mr Zilius (see pics below). Best Bags last week: 7 fish for Paul Sheppard, 6 fish for C.Ashman-Adams, 5 fish for Bruce Kimber, John Knights, R.Cooke and Richard Gower, 4 fish for Richard Williams, R.Lovett, D.Flood, John Stephens and Brian Hilsdon.
The weather looks better this week and the fishing is good at all venues so get out and use up your pink 2019/20 tokens which expire at the end of March 2020. We should have the new 2020/21 tokens available in mid march.
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]
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.
Albury Estate Fisheries will again be sponsoring the England Rivers Team in the Home Internationals in 2020 which I am excited to be part of. This will take place in June and we will be competing against Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the River Don in Aberdeenshire. This is mostly self-funded, and we are currently looking to do some fund-raising in the form of auctioning off hosted days fishing, fly selections and accommodation. The auction will open February 1st and end March 15th 2020. See lots below. Last year’s auction helped us raise just over £1,200 which was fantastic and really helped me and the team in competing in Ireland. Your support and interest in this is really, really appreciated.
LOT 1 One days grayling fishing for 2 anglers on the stunning Lower Itchen Fishery. The day will be hosted by team members Cameron Craigs and Harry Fox who will be competing in the World and European Championships later in the year. To be taken October to December 2020. Guide price £250 (starting bid £150).
Lot 2 One days fishing for one person hosted by Professional Guide (Lakes Fly Guide) and the 2019 England Rivers Team Captain Del Spry on the wonderful River Eden in Cumbria. To be taken April to September 2020. Guide price £150 (starting bid £100).
LOT 3 2 nights accommodation for 2 people in a stunning one bed (can be set up as a double or twin room) holiday cottage in the North Pennines. It is ideally situated only 20 minutes from the stunning upper Tees. To be taken July to September 2020. Guide price £120 (starting bid £80).
LOT 4 A selection of 45 flies tied by 2019 England Rivers team member Paul Fairhurst. Guide price £65 (starting bid £45).
LOT 5 One days Salmon fishing for one person on the famous River Tweed (extra days fishing can be arranged).The day will be hosted by local rod Nick Craigs. To be taken May to August 2020. Guide price £120 (starting bid £80).
LOT 6 One days trout and grayling fishing on the Welsh River Dee for one person hosted by team manager and member Carl Nixon. To be taken between June and November 2020. Guide price £120 (starting bid £80).
LOT 7 One day trout and grayling fishing for one person on the picturesque River Tees just downstream of Middleton on Tees. The day will be hosted by Chris Micallef. Chris is one of a handful of anglers to represent England at Loch style, bank and now rivers at international level. To be taken April to September 2020. Guide price £120 (starting bid £80).
LOT 8 Two (2) day tickets to use on any of the Windermere Anglers waters (www.lakedistrictfishing.co.uk). One of the days will be hosted by team member James Atkinson. To be taken April to September 2020. Guide price £120 (starting bid £80).
To bid Please send a sealed bid for any of the lots to Cameron via email [email protected]
The new fishing lodge is coming along nicely with hopes to have it open in April 2020. once up and running all day ticket anglers must report to the lodge to purchase their ticket or collect pre-purchased tickets before being allowed to fish Weston and Vale End. Season rod holders will have more flexibility and will be able to fish all waters without the need to come to the lodge before fishing.
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.
Albury Estate Bailiff – 07976810737