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- Creedy lakes -

carp tench

Location in South West:
Long Barn, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4AB, England, UK

Contact:
Tel: 01363 772684
E-mail: info@creedylakes.com
Website: www.creedylakes.com

Day Tickets:
1 or 2 rods
- day ticket [05:30 - 23:00] £6
- evening ticket [17:00 - 23:00] £3
3 rods
- day ticket [05:30 - 23:00] £9
- evening ticket [17:00 - 23:00] £5

Facilities:
Car parking, anglers "retreat", toilets, assistance for disabled available on request

Best Baits:
trout pellets, baolies, maggot, luncheon meat, and bread

Getting There:
Not Available

Where to fish? Coarse fishing venues in Devon - Creedy lakesSet in peaceful, picturesque surroundings, these two 18th century spring-fed waters that make up Creedy Lakes offer some of the hardest fighting carp in Devon. Abundantly stocked with immaculate commons [to over 31lbs], mirror and koi carp, together with green and golden tench, make it one of the best big fish day ticket water venues in the Southwest. The idyllic surroundings are rich in flora and fauna with many small small birds perching on your rods and brave enough to eat out of your hand. You might glimpse one of the resident kingfishers, spot a deer roaming through the parkland or just relax and watch the busy squirrels.

Creedy Lakes are open March through to end of December, 05.30-23.00hrs daily. Note closed January and February every year. Details of the two coarse fishing lakes are:

Main Lake:
Predominantly stocked with larger, common carp it provides a challenging, mature venue for the more experienced angler.

The lake common record stands at 31lbs 3oz 2003 amidst an excellent stock of 20 pounders, mid-upper double figure carp with a sprinkling of 30pounders. There are some plump tench to over 7lbs 8oz and also golden tench, There are also a few eels to 8lbs. The water is triangular in shape with water depths ranging from 3feetó11/12feet at the weir/outflow beside the old boathouse. Two corner islands plus a larger central island with overhanging willow and shrubs. First swim of right hand bank is priority wheelchair users. Fine gravel level path access all around the main lake with established shrub/tree screening between swims.

Top Lake:
An excellent venue for the less experienced angler, well stocked with smaller fish yet with the real possibility of a big 20 pounder catch.. Predominantly common plus a few mirror carp, a large portion of the stock are single and low double figure specimens. There are some upper doubles and a sprinkling of 20pounders along with ghost carp to 5lbs +, green tench to over 5lbs and some golden tench. This water is oval in shape with a central island, a gravel bar in the deeper section and lily pad area towards the shallower water depths.

Environment agency rod licence required to fish at Creedy [2 licences for 3 rods required].
No night fishing
barbless hooks only
minimum line of 8lbs, NO fixed leads
maximum of 3 rods per angler allowed on bank
nut baits are banned. No seed beds [eg hemp/birdseed/pigeon seed conditioner]
no rubber/plastic/artificial bait allowed
no keep nets



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