Day Members – 08:30 to Dusk (Last Entry 18:00)
Season Members – 07:30 to Dusk (Last Entry 18:00)
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.
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. These 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 Location
Latest news from Syon Park, London
Updated December 29th
Day Member entry 08:30. Last entry is 18:00. Fishing permitted until Dusk . No Catch and Release Permitted.
There has been an incident with an angler on the bank who was found to be bumping fish off. Be aware that this is not allowed and fish must be played, landed and killed. There are of course times when hooks pull but deliberate slackening of the line is a clear attempt to bypass the rules laid out by Albury Estate Fisheries. This angler has been banned and is no longer welcome at any of our fisheries.
Spartics are coming out regularly at Syon in the past two weeks. Thought to be a fish that favours deeper water, most of them have come out at around 2ft on a red buzzer! The absolute hotspot on the lake at the moment is out in front of the twin taxodiums that are just past the bridge, easily spotted as they are the only two large trees on the fishery that grow next to each other. Fish have been shoaling in this area for the last couple of weeks with many seen breaking the surface early in the morning. The shallow and narrow end of the lake from the hut to the bridge is massively under fished. Usually an area for a couple of casts on the way out, there has been good bags of fish caught from here throughout December and well worth an hour or two of casting time to find those fish hoping for an easy meal in the smaller body of water. Below
Intermediate lines are still doing well at depth but the fish continue to search for food throughout the water column during the day. A floating line with a 9ft leader, fished between 2 and 4ft, should put your fly in front of feeding fish. Spending up to 20 minutes in one spot before moving on ensures good coverage of the area and the most opportunity to find the fish during these shorter days.
We would like to remind all anglers that the sign in book is vitally important for bailiffing at Syon Park. It has been in place for many years at Albury. It is a newer addition to Syon that increases the level of security and helps with our token system in conjunction with the returns box. Anyone found to be making false entries or failing to sign in and out at each visit will be at risk of losing their access.
Below you can see a video of the lake at night which is swarming with nymphs taken towards the end of autumn. Most look like olive nymphs but there are also a lot of gammarus and water hog louse. There is currently much less activity during the night suggesting the invertebrates have headed to the bottom and will be fairly dormant now until spring arrives.
The Duchess Gate on London Road is now open! Thanks to all our anglers for putting up with the extra walk when arriving by public transport.
We’ve recently uploaded videos of Syon Park from the Sky! You can really appreciate the seclusion provided by Capability Browns tree line when you fly over the top and see the city sprawl around us. See Lakes From Above Page.
Cash will not be accepted on the bank for Day/Season Memberships or for Fish Tokens. They can all be purchased online or on the bank using a Credit or Debit Card
2018/19 season: The online season
Prices for day tickets and fish tokens are now cheaper to buy online than on the bank. A day ticket on the bank will cost £15 and two fish tokens will be £22, card payments only. If you pay online before you come however it will only cost £12 for your day ticket and two fish tokens will be £21.50.
Do I have to choose which day to come fishing?
No, you do not need to pick a day to come fishing when you buy your day ticket. The ticket will be open to use between 01-04-18 and 31-03-19. Day tickets are single use only.
Do I have to wait for my fish tokens to be posted to me before I come fishing?
We do not post out tokens. You will be able to collect your tokens from the bailiff on the bank but you will need a copy of your receipt with you, printed or screenshot on phone. 1 Fish token must be placed in the returns box for each fish caught. You may buy more tickets throughout the day either online via the mobile site, or on the bank via card payment.
Why is it cheaper to buy online?
We want to encourage our anglers to purchase their tickets online. It makes the process of bailiffing quicker and gives us the correct information every time you turn up on the bank. We’ve ended up with multiple accounts for the same anglers, this process makes sure we have no mistakes, no duplicates, and gives you more time to fish!
New Season Memberships are available online and on the bank
Entry to the fishery will continue to be 8am but last entry will now be 5.30pm – fishing can continue as usual to sunset.
If you are a first time visitor please call the bailiff on 07956 378138 the day before to get the gate entry code. Just start fishing, we will issue your membership/entry card and tickets on the bank. Please note that the gate entry code changes every month… get used to using your card to gain entry or you won’t be able to get in!
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.