Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated April 1st
The new 2020/21 Season Rods are now available to purchase online.
Today would usually be the start of our new fishing season and the river beats open up but due to the current situation we are unable to open up. While out doing some work at Vale End it was just nice to be able to sit for a moment and just watch a few of the pools (see pics below) for any signs of fish. Although I could not fish I started to think about what fly patterns I would have used. Early season on the River Tillingbourne rarely sees much surface activity so attacking the pools with weighted nymphs is often your best bet. My favorite patterns would be a PTN in sizes 16 to 20 with copper and black nickel bead and an olive quilled nymph (see pics below). These flies will work all the way through the season.
Also with a bit more time on my hands at weekends and evenings I will be tying up lots of flies so that I am ready once we can all get out fishing again. If anyone is interested I can supply you with some of my competition flies that have worked well for me over the last few years. To order please email [email protected]
COVID- 19 – We are now closed until further notice. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and we look forward to seeing you all once we re-open. Please free to contact Cameron on 07976 810737 or email [email protected] for more information.
For anyone that has any pink 2019/20 fish tokens left we plan to give you one week to use these once the fishery opens again.
Season membership and fish tokens for next season are now available to buy online with prices staying the same as last year. Day rods are also able to buy next years products. Please continue to support us during this difficult time.
On a more positive note the fishing has been great with 359 fish caught last week.
Best bags last week – 7 fish for Paul Sheppard, 6 fish for Phil Gayford and A.Wynne, 5 fish for Mr Anderson, 4 fish for T.Emery, L.Elliott, S.Athawes, D.Brooke, K.Quinn, Richard Walsh, T.Jones, R.Collins and D.Bryant.
Fish are moving for buzzers now especially on the slightly warmer days and the buzzer action should only improve as we move through March. Fish them on long leaders or under an indicator. The usual damsel patterns, cats whisker and montanas are also putting plenty of fish on the bank. 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]
The new fishing lodge is slightly behind schedule due to the appalling winter weather so for the time being please carry on as normal. Just turn up to your chosen fishery, start fishing and the bailiff will be around to see you.
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