Revitalizing fishing for today and the future
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                                          TILGATE PARK FISHERIES RULES 2021-2022
  .      A valid Environmental Agency rod licences(s) are required to fish our waters.
  • Unhooking matts and suitable landing nets are mandatory when fishing for carp and pike.
  • Only barbless treble hooks or micro-barb single hooks to be used when fishing for perch or pike.
  • Minimum breaking strain of line of 15lb when fishing for pike (wire trace mandatory).
  • It is forbidden to remove any fish of any size or species from our fishery.
  • Do not introduce any fish of any species to our fishery.
  • A limit of two rods only to be used between April and October. However, three rods may be used from November to march if you hold the appropriate rod licences.
  • No unauthorised pruning or trimming o bankside trees and foliage.
  • No drug use or alcohol abuse.
  • Rods must be always attended unless removed and made safe by removing bait.
  • Barbless or micro-barb hooks are permitted for carp or general course fishing.
  • Anglers may periodically be required to retrieve their baited rigs for rig checks by appointed bailiffs.
  • Disabled anglers have priority to use the large wooden platform on the east bank of Campbell’s lake.
  • Long-stay anglers must ensure their toilet habits are carried out in a considerate and respectful manner. (Do not leave toilet paper or excrement around the lakes.)
  • Anglers must not allow their fishing tackle to impede the pathways or walkways around the lakes.
  • The use of thigh wader’s or chest waders are permitted. But only when used in a safe and responsible manner.
  • All litter must be removed from your chosen swim prior to setting up and before leaving our fishery.
  • Strictly no fishing in the roped off conservation area, which includes baiting up or pre-baiting in this area. This includes no fishing in the borrow pit.
  • Fishing may be temporarily halted during the spawning season to minimise risks to the lakes stock. (please consult or Facebook or website pages during these months.)
  • Torches and lighting devices should be used considerately during the night.
  • The boat house swims cannot be used between 11am and 5pm when the boats are open for business.
As a team we have considered these rules carefully and given considered to the safety of our fish and other park users. If you decide to join our fishery you are accepting that you will abide by these rules with no exceptions.
We are a non-profit fishing club made up of fishermen and women who grew up and old fishing at Tilgate Park. We have seen many changes over the years and maybe not all for the better and so a small group friends and family got together to change things.

We have worked hard to improve the lakes initially focusing on Campbells Lake, removing old and dangerous platform remains from the waters edge. Building practical and lasting fishing platforms and stocking the water with a good head of carp. Bream, perch, and roach already present but have grown so much over the years and have benefited from our winter feed programs.

We are all about the fishing and the catch and feel that we can make changes big or small that can improve the fishing for all. We aim to provide a one stop place to fish. If you are after the bigger fish, then go to Campbell's lake, take a chance and hope for a good one. It is renowned to be a difficult water to catch carp but the rewards are worth it .However a brilliant coarse day can easily be had on a sunny day, Go to silt to enjoy a good day’s fishing and catching regularly and away from the public crowds the regularly walk, run and cycle around Campbells lake.

We have worked with the council to get the bank side erosion addressed., Although we do not always agree on the approach, we both have the best interests of the lakes in the forefront of our minds and ensuring the future preservation of these beautiful waters. Our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure we provide a great place to fish and continue their good work across both lakes. Removing snags, over hanging branches and gavel top ups. Very satisfying but hard work.

We are supported by the environment agency, and we are working around silt lake to address the bank side erosion, fallen trees and general debris. It is a difficult task working with just volunteers. However, we are pushing through the work on stage one, after a long delay with covid restrictions and hope to be looking for funding for stage two soon. We hope to get even further sponsorship to enable us to employ contractors, but we will have to wait and see what the future brings.

  • 26 Dickens Road, Crawley RH10 5AR, UK
  • Tilgate park fisheries

Christopher lee Fiddimore



secretary / treasurer




fishery adviser


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Tilgate Park fisheries charity match in aid of children with canceruk. Date Saturday 25 June. 24 anglers 3 sections of 8. Fish 11:30 until 16:30. The draw will take place in the golf course carpark at 09:30. Prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd over all plus section prizes. Entrance fee is £40. Rules of the match. Any carp caught will weigh 5lb will have to be witnessed by a Marshall. 1 rod at a time others may be set up. Spoming / spodding allowed. Net limit is 50lb. BBQ and raffle after the event Raffle tickets £5 strip on sale now. Prizes still being added. Contact Andy Chappell for booking

  • Date: 25/06/2022 11:30 AM - 25/06/2022 04:30 AM
  • Location: Tilgate, Crawley, UK (Map)
  • More Info: TILGATE OARK

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