|Albury Estate Fisheries |
Venue Address: Albury, near Guildford, Surrey
Postcode: GU5 9AF
Contact Telephone: 01483 202323 Mobile 07976 810737
Prices: Membership card £2 for new members
then £11 day membership fee
then 2 fish at £20 or 4 fish at £34
Season: Open all year
Top Patterns: BlueFlashDamsel
Top Lines: Floating Lines.
Best Areas: All over
How has it been Fishing?
The weather has been predominantly cool and unsettled except for a ten day spell at the end of May, with temperatures climbing to a very pleasant 28c for a number of days. Perhaps summer came and went in a week?!
We have also had a splendid amount of rain which has really addressed the ‘drought’ situation, the chalk springs in the valley recharging well during May, and some useful river scouring continuing on the river beats, shifting some silt on downstream. It looks to be enough to remove the current hosepipe ban.
The mayfly hatch was delayed along with most other hatches, but finally got going around the middle of the month and peaked around 28th May.
Fishing quickly became very productive as the instant summer heat arrived, warming river and lake temperatures, also triggering off a surge in weed growth.
Pretty soon it felt like mid-summer, and the best of the fishing was then to be seen away from the middle of the day.
Evening rises were spectacular especially on the river venues, and a wide variety of Mayfly patterns together with GRHE were taking most of the fish.
A good proportion of larger fish were also taken, best at 11lbs to Park member Eric Bailey, who also represented Albury at the Troutmasters Final at Grafham Water.
The weed-cutting boat has been working busily for the past three weeks, and is about to start at Park Lake in the next day or two.
At Powdermills, the automatic gate entry is now ‘live’, please ensure your membership card works at the entry point. If not ask for a new one!
Please also remember to sign in and sign out on each fishery you visit, whilst making your fish token returns.
Also, if you visit our new website www.alburyestatefisheries.co.uk there is now a pay on line facility.
Fishery Catch totals for the period 7th May to 10th June:
Park Lake (rainbows) 377
Park River (browns) 350
Powdermills Lake 131
Powdermills River 48
Vale End 378
Of the best bags:
Powdermills: 5 fish for Chris Poole, 3 fish for Amelda Bignault, Graham Burridge, ;
Powdermills River : 4 fish for Stuart Parnell, Graham Parnell; 3 fish for 9lbs for Scott Jacobs;
Vale End: 7 fish for William Comery; 4 fish for Paul Vizard, G Jarrett, Mr Franklin, Graham Payne, Clive Couzens, Dick Barnes, Peter Wadham, G Shepherd, Paul Izatt, R Smith, S Storer,
Weston: 6 fish for Sean Flanagan; 4 fish A Stevens, R Baldwin, Chris Leach, Derek Aunger, Chris Poole, S Massie, Marcus Courtney, Bob Barnes, Arran Phillips, M Byrne, Giles Stirling, Alan Coplin, Peter Henderson, Ian Fraser, David Fowler, Stephen Taylor.
Rainbow Captures of 7lbs+.
Key: AP = Albury Park, PM = Powdermills, W = Weston, VE = Vale End,
BFD = BlueFlashDamsel, CW = Cats Whiskers!
11lb 0oz Eric Bailey BFD AP
10lb 5oz JohnStephens MayflyNymph AP
9lb 12oz G Shepherd BFD VE
9lb 8oz Jason Nicholls PTN W
9lb 8oz Lee Simms GRHE W
8lb 14oz Gary Howes Black BFD W
8lb 14oz Mirek Kirkillo-Stacewicz AP
8lb 10oz Richard Cook PTN AP
8lb 9oz Richard Cobb Green Nymph W
8lb 8oz Roger Judd BFD W
8lb 8oz David Monk Damsel Nymph AP
8lb 4oz Bruce Matthews BFD VE
7lb 8oz Graham Powell BFD PM
7lb 4oz Peter Carroll CW VE
7lb 4oz Brian Taylor Bloodworm AP
7lb 0oz P Davison PTN W
7lb 0oz James Grant PTN PM
7lb 0oz D King GRHE PM
4lb Frederico de Palves used a Black Creeper to deceive this fine 4lb rainbow from Vale End’s river section
Top Patterns at Albury
Blue Flash Damsel Montana Nymph
Buzzer Diawl Bach
Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Dry Sedge
Peter Carroll got off to a flying start with this lovely 7lb 4oz rainbow, his first effort on a brand new season rod purchase.
A Black BlueFlashDamsel did the trick for Gary Howes in taking this nice 8lb 14oz rainbow from Weston
Prospects for June
With the weather staying unsettled for the week ahead, fishing should stay really productive for the time of year, with catches right through the day. When we eventually receive some warm fine weather, expect the best sport of the day to switch to evening sessions, where anglers are already taking advantage of the modestly priced £7 evening membership fee from 5pm.
Damsel Nymph and GRHE should take most of the subsurface fish, with sedges coming to prominence on dry fly and emerger selections.
Lessons always available, please ring for an appointment to learn from scratch, or, improve your technique.
DAY TICKET CHARGES
UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2013
Day Membership is £13 for new rods and £11 for existing rods.
NEW ! Evening membership is
only £7 from 5.00pm.
Fish Ticket prices are now
2 Fish £20 Or 4 Fish £34
Catch from 10 Fish for £252.50
including annual membership.