TILGATE PARK FISHERIES

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

volunteers

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 TILGATE PARK FISHERIES established 1st Febuary 2017

Here we are a small club of fishermen and women who grew up and old with the fishing at Tilgate Park. We have seen many changes over the years and maybe not all for the better and so a small group of people got together to change things.

We quickly started by removing all the snags around Campbell"s lake mostly broken and abandoned platforms that had left larger exposed stakes that can be reached from the bank. This was back breaking manual work but we got all the way round in the end and we feel this has contributed greatly to safety at the waters edge for all park users.

Then we moved on and created all the new platforms you can see around Campbell^s lake today provided the best facilities for our anglers to fish from. Again hard work but we like to feel if you want change then get involved and make it happen.

We are about the fishing and the catch and feel that we can make changes big or small that can improve the fishing for all ages and abilities by providing a one stop place to fish. If you are after the bigger fish then go to Campbell's take your chances and hope for a good one. Go to silt to enjoy a good days fishing and catching regularly.

We have more work to do this year we are hoping that the new fish will be in by the end of January . We have applied to external official bodies to try and get silver fish stocked, We have dates for work parties this year to get silt up and running.




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  • 26 Dickens Road, Crawley RH10 5AR, UK
  • Tilgate park fisheries
  •  22/03/2020 02:00 PM
  •   Tilgate Park , Tilgate Drive, Crawley, UK

We have been working on the lake for 3 years and would love to see our members at the nature centre barn for a meeting to see how we are doing, take on volunteers , find new bailiffs . Any specific topics you want to discuss can be emailed in advance to tilgateparkfisheries@yahoo.co.uk we look forward to seeing you.

  • £15
  •  14/03/2020 10:00 AM
  •   Tilgate park

Pairs 24 hour carp match . This has become a really popular event at the park . A great social event get to know the other members and be in for a chance of a price plus half the pot. The rest going into the fish fund.

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  •  03/03/2020 09:47 PM
  •   Tilgat Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, UK

A have a go day will help to see if fishing is for you or your children. No licence is required for the day and there will be plenty of help on hand / Teas and coffees available . Come along have a go join up or just have a chat about the fishing here at Tilgate park all welcome and its free . lets us know you would like to come by email or contact chris new events will be published soon

  •  02/11/2019 08:00 PM
  •   Tilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, UK

This is hard work but rewarding , an opportunity to leave your mark on the park for fishing generations to come. You will be able to say you helped re-shape the fishing there. If you feel like volunteering keep an eye on this web site to take part. We always appreciate your help

Christopher lee Fiddimore

chairman

michele

secretary

charlotte

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Tina

treasurer

leigh

fishery adviser

Tom

volunteer balliff

paul

volunteer

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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.
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CHILDREN WITH CANCER UK

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

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
The Big Conference 30 Nov 20212816 Cinnamon Lane, San Antonio, TX
The Festival 18 Aug 20213557 Pretty View Lane, Alderpoint CA
The Annual Convention 25 Dec 20181684 Wildrose Lane, Detroit, MI