Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated July 28th
Please note that Albury is not accessible from the A25 due to the road being closed just before the bridge over the River Tillingbourne. Best access will be from the Chilworth direction or if you are coming along the A25 to divert through Shere village and then back down into Albury.
Not easy fishing at the moment but you have to remember that we are nearly at the end of July which along with August are normally the most challenging months for fishing. Having said this there were still 155 fish caught last week. We are still cutting weed in Belmont lake at Vale End this week but you can still fish it.
Weston lakes – Generally the water clarity is good in all lakes but the best and most consistent fishing has been Wood Lodge pool, Kingfisher pools and Millhouse lake. Damsel and olive nymphs, buzzers and dry fly especially later in the evenings has been very good.
Vale End Fishery – The water clarity in Belmont is excellent and we are currently cutting and clearing the weed in sections. Its amazing to see the fish following the weed cutting boat when your cutting and feeding on all the invertebrates you disturb. Mill lakes although shallow is fishing well with the hotspot being where the river enters the lake. Small flies have generally worked best with buzzers, PTN, GRHE and small shrimp patterns doing well and later in the evenings dry fly. The river will fish well going forward with the fish preferring the cooler water.
Powdermills – normally in July and August I would be telling anglers to fish Vale or Weston but Powdermills is still fishing ok for the time of year. The water clarity is much improved after it had an episode of blue green algae which has now passed. The hotspot is the car park end of the lake.
Considering we are into mid July the fishing is holding up well and just about any of the lakes will be worth a go with the most important factor being, to be adaptable to your approach to fishing with regular fly changes, covering the water, consider fishing lighter tippets and smaller flies all playing a part in a successful days fishing.
Other news is that we have now been able to offer tuition on the fishery again, including half and full days tuition at Syon Park. Please visit the Learn to Fly Fish page on the website for more details.
Please could season rods continue to call the bailiff to book a days fishing so we are able to monitor angler numbers on the fishery. Day rods must have payed online before arriving at the fishery.
The largest and biggest bag of fish recently was to Michael Corsini who had three stunning brown trout between 6lb and 8lb on stalking bugs at Vale End (see pics below).
Below is a nice brown trout taken by Mark Barlow.
Below is a picture of Warren Crawford he landed this superb 7lb brown trout from Mill house lake at Weston
The new fishing lodge is coming on well.
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