Gatwick Stream


Riverside Garden Park

Fishing from the West bank only.


The Gatwick Stream is a small but very prolific stretch of river.

Our section begins at the weir at the southern most point of riverside garden park. Here it meanders towards the car park where it straightens out and runs to the confluence with the River Mole.  It is home to a wide variety of species including: Roach, Dace, Chub, Gudgeon, Perch, Pike, Carp and Barbel.  Although the average size is smaller there are always a few surprise specimens to be found in the deeper pockets along the stretch.  The Stream is best suited to a roving approach with light gear.  Traditional baits such as maggots and worms score well here for the silver species, trotted under a stick float in the main flow or ledgered in the slack water.  Other techniques can also work well, bigger baits, such as meat and pellets will sort out the bigger specimens.  A small spinner or drop-shotting will find perch to a good size as well as chub. Please ensure you have a wire trace as pike are present in numbers.

Traditional closed season applies.

Known Species

  • Barbel
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Common Carp
  • Dace
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach

Parking & Access

For Parking, please use the public car park located just off Crescent way in Horley. Please ensure you display your parking permit clearly in the windscreen as there is a 3 hour limit for non members.

If Travelling from Redhill/Reigate, follow the A23 turning off at woodroyd avenue just before the Texaco/co-op, then left onto oldfield road, a right onto wolverton gardens, left onto cheyne walk, right onto crescent way, you will find the entrance over a small bridge on your right where you will find a convenience store on the corner.

From Crawley, following the A23 past Gatwick South Terminal take the third exit at the large roundaboutand with Texaco/co-op on your right, turn into woodroyd avenue as above.

Public Transport:
By Rail, Gatwick South Terminal is your nearest railway station. There is a footpath and cycle route from the bus stops located on the east side of the A23.
By Bus, many services serve the South Terminal and it is then a short walk along the footpath to the top end of the stream.