Latest Syon Updates
Updated 31st August 2021
Syon Park Drain Down
The lake is expected to remain closed until the end of September with a planned reopening on October 1st.
The drain down has been extended to focus on the lice removal. The August low temperatures and heavy rainfall have not helped with the drying of the reeds and lake bed. These unusual conditions have slowed the lice die back. In order to ensure the highest quality water conditions for the future it is essential that we act now to reduce the lice population as much as possible.
Syon park will be closed for Fly Fishing next week as the lake will be drained down for maintenance and general quality control.
You will notice the drain down starting Friday night and over the weekend the lake will be completed fishable as usual. However we will close on Monday 9th Aug to remove the lake bound trout and return them to Albury. As the lake drains we will commence with banks repairs in a number of places. Expect the lake maintenance to be concluded around the end of August.
The drain down is also key in enhancing fish quality as the drain down is key in reducing the fish louse population. The lice are naturally occurring in most still water bodies and can damage the trout. Adult lice are flat, round, jelly-like parasites that feed on skin and mucus of trout. The lice tend to live and breed in the reeds and attach their egg to hard surfaces like reed stems. As the water level reduces and exposes the banks and reeds the lice population will die off. – This is one of the most effective ways to stem the lice population.
Also the drain down allows us to monitor and count all the aquatic life in the Syon lake. We expect to find a number of course fish species and a number of eels.
Of course the lakes in Albury remain open to all Day Members and Season members.
Thank you for your understanding. We will keep you posted on updates and confirm when the lake will reopen
As Spring begins and the warmer weather raises our moods we are also beginning to see daily hatches and are all anticipating the fish rising so we can start our dry fly fishing. We are seeing a lot of buzzer casts on the surface of the water as well as nymph movement in the lake fringes.
Black and red Buzzers being the first choice followed by other buzzer variants working well. Black and blue damsels have also been have good success.
Fish are being caught across the lake however around the island is the most success.
Unfortunately we have issued another life time ban to an angler who has not been putting token in the returns box. This is a horrible thing to happen but we are being left with no choice. We expect all anglers to abide by the Fisheries rules to make things fair and enjoyable for all of us.
This is a unique opportunity to sample superb trout fly fishing on a small stillwater only 40 minutes from Clapham Junction by Overground.
The lake and grounds were originally constructed by Capability Brown in the 1760s, the six acre lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout from Albury (and brown trout in season) of an average weight of 2lb 8oz up to in excess of 10lb.
Syon offers easily accessible trout fishing for the novice and more experienced angler alike in a beautiful environment on the outskirts of London. Just across the River Thames from Kew Gardens, Syon Park is only eight miles west along the A4 from Marble Arch. The water enjoys prolific hatches of olives, alders, sedge, buzzers and damsel flies.
Open every day from 08.30 until dusk, except Christmas Day. Last Entry at 18:00.
For GPS users please use TW7 6BB which will bring you to the Syon Park entrance on the corner of ‘Park Road’ and ‘Church Street’, Old Isleworth. See map below.
Syon Park Fishery hidden within the beautiful 200 acre parkland grounds of Syon House, a seat of the Duke of Northumberland, only 8 miles from central London.
Syon Park Location
Please note that you now need the new generation membership card to get onto the fishery as the swipe system on the gate is now live. Otherwise call 07956 378138 for the code of the day to gain entry and we will issue you a card on the bank.