BEGINNERS GUIDE

Creekmoor Lakes

Find out tips and tricks, watch videos and learn how to approach Creekmoor!

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One of the many weird and wonderful strains of carp at Creekmoor

ROB HUGHES

GET FISHING

TUTORIALS

Float fishing for the first time?

Unhooking mats

Whip fishing for beginners!

Check out the Get Fishing with Rob Hughes  YouTube channel here!

Finding the water depth

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'Get fishing' with Rob Hughes

Carl and Alex Fishing

Fishing Tutorials

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Sticky Baits

Thinking anglers

CREEKMOOR

TIPS AND INFO

Approaching a new venue for carp

Float fishing, the easy way!

Using a disgorger to unhook fish

Jenson with a lovely brace of Perch (2019/20 comp winner!)

STARTING OFF

  • Both lakes at Creekmoor are deep, with weedy soft bottoms out towards the middle. The best place to fish to start off is in close, up to 3/4 rod lengths from the bank on both lakes.
  • Your very first fish at Creekmoor may well be a perch, with lots of smaller fish and some larger residents ready to pull the scales around to over 3lb!
  • As a public access water, remember that the fish are used to seeing food close in as the ducks and birds are fed there almost every day...
  • If you're targeting carp, bread, white baits and pellets will score well
  • There are a large number of eels in the main lake. If you fishing with maggots, keep your hook up from the deck to avoid catching them. Once they move in, they move in
  • The are a very large number of birds that call the lakes home - it's probably best to avoid surface fishing for the carp to avoid snaring any of them by mistake.

WHERE TO START

Check out the Fishing Tutorials YouTube channel here!

The carp park is located off Petersham Road

Please vacate these swims if requested by a disabled angler

Great choice of beginners swims - with reeds, lily pads and features to fish to.

GOOD BAITS

CARP

Pellets

Bread

Boilies

Maggots

Sweetcorn

GOOD TACTICS

Method feeder

Float fishing

Ledgering (pop ups and solid bags)

 

PERCH

Worms

Maggots

Prawns

Artificial lures

Small deadbaits

Float fishing

Ledgering

Check out the Carl and Alex YouTube channel here!

ROACH/

RUDD/

HYBRIDS

 

Maggots

Bread

Castors

Sweetcorn

 

Feeder

Float fishing

Ledgering

 

One of the lovely roach, rudd and hybrids

  • When putting your loose feed in, remember little and often is the best way to start - you can't take it back out! This gets the fish competing for food and easier to catch.
  • If you start off float fishing on the bottom, be prepared to fish higher up in the water, especially in the warmer months.

CARP

ROACH

RUDD

PERCH

EELS

24lbs +

2.5lbs +

2.5lbs +

3lbs +

4lbs +

AS ALWAYS...

Using solid bags for carp

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