Breathtaking rural countryside. Relaxing quiet and solitude on six miles of pristine river. Dozens of abundant hatches. And lots of BIG trout!
Located on the West Branch of the Lackawaxen River in Wayne County, PA, just two and a half hours north of New York City and Philadelphia, the Creamton Fly Fishing Club has been offering anglers a superior flyfishing experience since 1939 – at a reasonable cost. Compared to other clubs in the Northeast, our dues and fees are by far the best deal around!
If you enjoy the challenge of stalking wild trout, our upper waters have abundant native brook and brown trout. Our mid-section and lower waters hold lots of stocked and holdover brown, rainbow and brook trout – many in the 15- and 18-inch range and some well into the 20-plus range.
The Creamton Fly Fishing Club, which has a limited number of memberships, is currently accepting new members. Because of our limited membership, you can often fish our club without seeing another angler, although our members are very friendly and most will enjoy fishing with you if you prefer company. If you are interested in joining our club, please use the contact form below to request a guided tour.
The Creamton Fly Fishing Club is located within a reasonable driving distance from the metropolitan New York area, New Jersey, Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and all parts of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, and the Southern Tier of New York. We are in the process of upgrading our on-site accommodations and there are many hotels and bed and breakfasts conveniently located nearby. If you want to explore other flyfishing challenges, the Upper Delaware River and Lackawanna River are only a short drive away.
Set amid farms and woodlands, the exceptionally pure, cold water filtering into the Lackawaxen River through our rural valley contributes to a tremendous variety of aquatic insects. Starting in March with tiny Black Stoneflies, a procession of hatches emerges to tempt the trout and sometimes leave anglers scratching their heads. At times, multiple hatches compete for the trout’s attention. We are one of the only streams around to host a rare Blue Sedge Caddis hatch, as well as the majestic Green Drake Mayfly. Both hatches bring our pools to a boil as our trout gorge on these substantial food sources. Throughout the season, Blue Winged Olives, Blue Quills, Quill Gordons, Hendricksons, March Browns, Sulfurs, Isonychia, a variety of Caddis, and many other species emerge to create some spectacular dry fly action.
The Club owns or leases approximately six miles of stream, which starts as a relatively small mostly native trout stream upstream and widens into larger pools and riffles as you move downstream. Size-wise, all of our water is easy to wade and fish, and we encourage our members to walk, explore and find all the intriguing pools, undercut banks, riffles and pockets that hold trout. Paths to the river are cut regularly and parking spots are marked. We also have a detailed map of our entire club that you can access on your smartphone using Google Earth.
Our club believes in stream improvement. We have ongoing projects to improve fish habitat, stabilize banks, add riprap and conduct corridor planting of native plant species. We arrange for periodic, professional macro-invertebrate and water quality studies in order to maintain a watchful eye on our high-quality fishery.