Christmas 2014 Newletter
Christmas is fast approaching and the weather has been incredibly warm for the time of year. It is only as I write this report (early December) that we are receiving some colder weather and a few frosts. The consequences of the mild weather have meant that warm weather fishing tactics have been needed with floating lines and imitative patterns working well. The current change in weather will see a shift from imitative patterns to small to medium sized lures and possibly intermediate or slow sinking lines. Flies to have in your box include hot head damsels with either an orange or green bead head, cats whisker and the ever reliable blue flash damsel.
The fishing conditions are superb at the moment with all lakes offering reliable sport. Anglers should not be put off by the cold winter weather as it can offer some of the best sport of the year and the fish fight extremely hard.
Just to entice anglers out we have been offering a reduced day rod membership of just £8 which will continue to run until the 21st December. Also on offer via the website are various gift voucher options which make an ideal Christmas or birthday gift.
Albury: Currently Powdermills is drained down for maintenance work but hopefully will reopen before Christmas. The next lake to be drained down will be Mill Lake at Vale End. This should be during the early part of January (keep an eye on the website for updates). An extensive dredging operation will be carried out here to remove silt that has built up due to last winter’s heavy river flows.
Syon Park is also enjoying some excellent winter fishing experiencing gin clear water since the drain down in August. With the recent frosts the fish have been in the bottom half of the water for the last couple of weeks, due in part to the very clear water, so intermediate lines proving very useful. Blue Flash Damsels continue to be the most reliable winter flies accounting for several fine double figured Browns and Rainbows.
Have you ever wanted to swap the Syon Park for the Amazon? Or how about trading Powder Mills for the Great Lakes? This could be your chance!
BBC Two is making a new series all about fishing and the production team is looking for talented amateur anglers to test their skills in some of the most epic fishing locations around the world and have asked for our help in locating the best that Britain can offer.
The closing date to apply is 7th Jan 2015 but don’t wait till the last minute! Let them know that you are an Albury Angler!
Finally a reminder to anglers to keep an eye on our website for updates on fishing conditions and particularly daily ice alerts should we receive a sustained cold period.
Also any anglers interested in joining the Albury Park Syndicate should email Tony Hern on 07976 810737 or email him. New applications will be considered from 1st January 2015, with the new season starting in April.
Tight lines and Merry Christmas