Latest news from Albury, Surrey
Updated October 27th
Please note that Powdermills is currently drained down and will reopen towards the end of next week.
We had the opportunity to stock some stunning spartic trout yesterday now the lake water temperatures have come down. We stocked 178 of these and they have already started to be caught (see pics below).
Good news, Winter Season rods are now available to purchase on the website. They offer fishing between October 1st and to end of March 2021 offering access to all fisheries (Weston, Vale, Powdermills and Syon) during the cooler months when the fishing is probably at its best.
Cooler weather and now plenty of rain is nicely moving the fishing in the right direction with 132 fish caught last week. The lake temperatures have been steadily falling and all lakes will be worth a cast now. As well as the average sized stock fish there have been plenty of fish between 4lb and 6lb coming out. Flies that are working well are, green and black blue flash damsel, hothead damsel, daddy longlegs (gold head and dry version), cats whisker and buzzers,
Weston lakes – Generally the water clarity is good in all lakes but the best and most consistent fishing has been Wood Lodge pool and Kingfisher pools. With cooler weather and some rain the fishing will improve in the main lake and Millhouse. With the cooler weather the fish have certainly started wanting to chase bigger flies such as damsels and cats whiskers as well as humongous patterns.
Vale End Fishery – The water clarity in Belmont is excellent. The fish here have certainly shown a preference to bigger brighter flies and quick retrieves. you will get a lot of follows with the fish turning away at the last minute. If this happens keep changing the fly so they are not seeing the same pattern all the time and eventually one will take.
Powdermills – the lake is currently drained.
Some good news is that we have opened the toilet at the new fishing lodge. The toilet is accessible from outside the lodge and has the green door (see pics). We will be thoroughly cleaning this toilet twice a day. Please note that the other toilets at Vale End and Powdermills remain closed.
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.
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