Latest news from Albury,
Updated September 21st
Please note that we are draining Belmont lake at Vale End and we hope to reopen it around 5th October. During this time you can still fish the river and Mill lake. Also for the remainder of September we will not be doing any day tickets but season members only due to the reduced water available to fish. Normal service will resume early October once Belmont lake is refilled and stocked.
We have had lots of people asking about the winter season rod and am glad to say that this is now available to purchase online at £125, the same cost as last season. Winter season membership offers fishing from October 1st 2021 to end of March 2022 and gives you unlimited access to all fisheries (excluding the Park Syndicate). During this period we will see the best fishing when the trout are at their most active. This is also a time when we are able to stock some other trout species like the spartic trout and Arctic char that need the lower water temperatures. Season rods can also buy fish tokens in larger multiples to make further savings.
As far as the fishing goes the summer has been relatively good to us with it being generally cooler and wetter than the past few summers and without very long periods of very hot weather. August and September always are the most difficult months for fishing at Albury but the weekly catches have not dropped below 100 fish which is encouraging. Another month or so with some cooler autumnal weather we should see the fishing start to pick up. As ever the best advice for anyone fishing over the next few weeks is to fish the correct waters to give yourself the best chance as some waters are cooler than others. Wood Lodge and Kingfisher pools at Weston, Powdermills and Mill Lake and the river at Vale End will be your best options. Remember that the river closes at the end of September. Please feel free to ask or call the duty bailiff to ask advice on the best waters to fish and flies to use.
Other great news is that Syon Park will be reopening on October 1st to season rods as well as a limited number of day rods.
On the lakes stealth and presentation will be the key to success with fine leaders and small flies. Small buzzers and nymphs in dull colours will be worth a go. Also try daddy long legs.
As well as fishing the correct areas in the hot weather it’s also important to fish at the best times which will be early morning and late evening. As well as this you may want to think about your approach to fishing with smaller flies and finer tippets being a good option.
The water clarity at all venues is currently really good and that coupled with the cold water means conditions are about as good as you can get. Fish have responded well to small lures such as damsels and cats whiskers but with good buzzer hatches and olive hatches small buzzers and nymphs will do well. Fishing dries will be an exciting way to take fish. Try small olive patterns, hoppers and sedges.
Please remember that 2020/21 yellow tokens have now expired and cannot be used.
Albury Estate Bailiff – 07976810737