Welcome to Albury Park
Exclusive Fly Fishing in the Heart of the Surrey Hills
Set amidst 200 acres of prime parkland, owned by the Duke of Northumberland, Syndicate membership offers the very best fishing at the Albury Estate.
Fishing is available over an exclusive 2 acre lake, together with access to eight delightful river beats on the River Tillingbourne.
Stock trout are supplied from the Estate’s trout farm enterprise, with hard fighting lake rainbows at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.
Meanwhile, an exclusive stocking of river browns are introduced at 1lb 6oz, where catch-and-release is the favoured option.
Fishing is available on a Full Rod basis, fishing every day of every week, a Half Rod, fishing every day of every other week, or on a Quarter Rod, one named week per month. There is also a Family Rod option, where a family member can accompany a member at any time.
The splendour of fishing in Albury Park is enhanced by rod numbers being strictly limited to 60.
Guests, subject to the rules, are also able to accompany a rod at any time, giving extreme flexibility to your membership.
The fishing is of a very high calibre. The source water rises out of the springs and boreholes of the Surrey Hills, the Tillingbourne beginning some eight miles to the south-east as it issues out of Leith Hill. Fly life is very abundant here, with damsel, mayfly, buzzer and sedge all featuring prominently on the trout’s menu. The valley also abounds with a superb diversity of flora and fauna, including many rare specimens set out in the Park grounds.
Great care and attention is paid to the fishing environment, and ongoing water management ensures that the lake and beats offer a consistently high standard of fishing as we progress through the season which runs from April to September. For an additional fee, members may continue to fish on through the winter months for lake rainbows.
ALBURY PARK SYNDICATE - 2018 FEES
Family Rod £1,440
Full Rod £1,255
Half Rod £715
Quarter Rod £428
ALBURY PARK SYNDICATE - 2018 RULES
Fishing on the River Tillingbourne is limited to upstream nymph and dry ﬂy only. The maximum hook size is 12 ordinary shank, except during Mayﬂy time, when a size 10 long-shank maximum will be able to accommodate ﬂoating mayﬂy patterns. During this period, dry ﬂy fishing only is encouraged. ALL river fishing is to be conducted with barbless hooks, or, barbed hooks with the barb having been removed. Fishing on the lake is limited to imitation patterns of ﬂy only. Fly dressings shall not exceed 1” including the tail.
The season shall run from 1st April to 30th September. Lake fishing on Park Lake will be available in the winter period by purchasing extended membership which may also be used on the day waters right through until the end of March. Please consider the fishing calendar from April right through to the end of March for complete fulfilment of your lake fishing season.
Daily Start Time:
Fishing starts daily at 08.30 and ends at dusk. Fishing in the Park before 08.30, in exceptional circumstances, is permissible only by prior arrangement.
Registration and Beat Allocation:
All rods will sign in the register prior to fishing on each visit. Having selected your intended beat(s) for the day, simply enter in your start time and estimated time of departure. Beats will be fished on a rotation basis – no beat can be fished consecutively by the same rod. On this basis, the first rods fishing will be able to choose their beats upon arrival by indicating their preference in the Register. There will be no reservation of beats made on previous days, or, reservations made by other rods.
Participation by everyone in this scheme ensures that the Syndicate largely self administrates. Beat occupation to last no longer than 2 hours. Please wipe your name if finishing early. Please fish upstream: eg Lodge, Lower, then Laundry, then exit.
Family Rod and Full Rod status entitles rods to take a 120 fish quota; Half Rod status entitles rods to take a 55 fish quota, by fishing every alternate week. This on/off frequency for a Half Rod is relaxed during the winter season of October to March, with members able to fish at any time. Quarter Rod status entitles rods to take a 30 fish quota. All Syndicate Rods have the freedom to fish the day ticket waters at Albury – Powdermills, Weston and Vale End – including the associated river sections, and also at Syon Park Fishery in London. Rods may not return sizeable fish at these locations. Ie above 12 inches. Fish on your quota are neither refundable nor transferable.
Returning of brown trout to the river is encouraged. ‘Catch and Release’ is only available on the river beats, the size limit being 12”. Browns of under 12” must be returned to the water. All rainbow trout are to be killed, hence ‘Catch and Release’ on the lake is strictly forbidden.
In order that the quality of fishing can be maintained, all rods will be required to make detailed catch returns in the Catch Register within the pavilion.
Guest Availability :
Any Park member may bring a new guest to the fishery at any time, with no guest payment required. Members must always accompany a guest; No guest will be permitted to fish without the presence of the Member. Members will be responsible for their guest making sure they keep to the rules of the Park Fishery. Guests simply deduct their catch from their host’s annual quota. An angler invited to fish as a guest may only do so once per season. Only one guest ticket will be permitted, per member, per day, and prior notification of the guest’s name must be given to the Estate Office. The rod is responsible for ensuring that his/her companion remains either in the pavilion area, or close to him/her, and that the fishery rules are observed. Rods, or their guests, may not enter or use the garden immediately in front of Albury Park Mansion.
Temporary Closure of Fishing Areas:
The management reserves the right to close sections of the fishery, without notice, for stocking, weed-cutting and other maintenance. Park Lake may be subject to a drain-down period during the winter months. Laundry Beat There will be no fishing access below Laundry Road Bridge for approximately 70 metres, as defined by the newly installed garden fence to Laundry Cottage.
Abuse of Rules:
The management reserves the right to terminate any Syndicate Rod status where fishery rules have been blatantly abused. Monies paid will be forfeited.
An Environment Agency Rod Licence must be held by rods fishing on Albury Estate Fisheries waters. These may be purchased online, or, from any Post Office.
No responsibility is taken for any disaster that may happen to the water or trout whereby fishing is rendered impossible. Anglers and visitors enter Albury Estate Fisheries entirely at their own risk. No liability attaches to the owners for any damage, injury or loss to persons or property, however caused.
All fishing and access will be the responsibility of Albury Estate Fisheries Ltd. who will make a separate charge for membership. This charge will be inclusive of VAT. Albury Estate Fisheries Partnership sell the fish. Fish remain the property of the Partnership until caught, although payment in advance gives an entitlement to the angler in acceptance with the rules displayed on the fishery notice board.
Contact or questions:
Tony Hern Fisheries Manager
Estate Office, Weston Yard, Albury Surrey GU5 9AF
Mobile 07812 765362