TILGATE PARK FISHERIES

Revitalizing fishing for today and the future
Catch and return water only

RUN BY VOLUNTEERS
we based in CRAWLEY ENGLAND
UNITED KINGDOM

Christopher lee Fiddimore

chairman

Hi everyone as Chairman i am dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of our beautiful park lakes

michele fiddimore

Welfare officer/ treasurer

I have recently added the role of welfare officer representing our club. We want our members and staff to know that there is someone here within the club to listen to your concerns and worries.

charlotte

secretary

I am here to support your questions

leigh

fishery adviser

I am here to advise on best stocking practices , fish care and habitats

Tom

volunteer balliff

Essential to patrol waters , ensure books or tickets purchased and check best fishing practices rae adhered to

ANDY

MATCH SECRETARY

In charge of match calendar, bookings and payments

MARK

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

creats and prints membership forms cards and other admin requirements

Steve horn

assistant match officer

Assists in bookings and payments

Danny Elms

bailiff

Essential to patrol waters , ensure books or tickets purchased and check best fishing practices re adhered to

Graham Baker

BAILIFF

Essential to patrol waters , ensure books or tickets purchased and check best fishing practices re adhered to

Robert Austin

bailiff

Essential to patrol waters , ensure books or tickets purchased and check best fishing practices re adhered to

Terry Pettman

bailiff team

Essential to patrol waters , ensure books or tickets purchased and check best fishing practices re adhered to

 Swim work has been in progress over the last couple weeks . Our volunteer team are working hard to ensure the lakes are prepared for the new season of fishing. just a couple of pictures to show the kind of work they have been doing. great work team 

 Good morning We find it necessary today to remind some of our members of the importance of reading and following the lake rules. This is important for the safety and enjoyment of all lake users and anglers. We have a zero tolerance policy at the lakes so ensure your actions are not infringing any of our rules as you risk your membership by doing so. We find that the majority of our anglers fish without any rule breaking and just enjoy their days out. However if you are not please adjust you behaviour for the benefit of us all 

 Hi all On Sunday 7th April we received 287lb of new tench into Campbells lake. Another massive boost to our re-stocking program to return Tilgate fishing lakes back to the great catching waters of yester year. the weight amounts to around 90 fish to add to the the tench re-stock on both Campbells and silt last year. We are very proud as a team of how much progress we have made and how well the stocks are growing. Our carp stocking program has seen every success producing some beautiful looking doubles in both Campbells and Silt. Our silver stocks are continuing to thrive even though it is a constant battle with our natural predators picking them off . We will continue to invest in our fish stocks and hope that they will carry on doing well and that we will continue to come closer all to remaking this fantastic venue . 

 Members Just a reminder that you can RENEW your membership via our web page. We will hold current members places until 1st May 2024. If you do not wish to join again this year please let us know as we have an extensive waiting list. Those of you that are on our waiting list for membership , we will be looking at your requests at the end of march. Kind regards The TPF Team 

MEMBERSHIP 2024 DUE 1/4/2024 - Copy
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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 to catch good one. It is renowned to be a difficult water  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 great day’s fishing and catching regularly. Away from the public, crowds, and the regulars walking, running and cycling 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, 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 etc. 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