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Annual Fishing Season in Hailsham Under Way

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Angling enthusiasts can enjoy the best coarse fishing and cast a line once again on the Town Council’s waterways, with the start of the annual fishing season.

Fishing is currently permitted on season at two Town Council managed sites: Hailsham Country Park lake (off Gleneagles Drive) and Hempstead Pond (adjacent to Tilehurst Wood). Both fishing areas are well-stocked with fish including carp, bream, roach, rudd, tench, perch and pike.

Water bailiffs will be present where possible to monitor and encourage social distancing, in order to protect the health and safety of the local community.

Please note that fishing is not permitted at the Common Pond in Bellbanks Road.

Karen Giddings, Environment & Planning Officer at Hailsham Town Council said, “For the keen fisherman, there isn’t a better place for fishing than the Hailsham Country Park lake. Besides enjoying the beauty of the surrounding areas, there’s an abundance of fish to catch and the nearby Hempstead Pond site provides anglers with a wide variety of species to target too.”

Yearly season tickets are available (£40 adult; £25 senior citizens, disabled and children 16 years and under).

If you wish to purchase a season ticket, please telephone Karen Giddings on 01323 841702 or send an email, leaving your contact details for a call-back and to make a payment. Please note that only BACS/electronic transfer payments are being accepted for purchase of the fishing season permits at this time.

Weekly fishing permits can be obtained from MFC Supplies in Station Road (Monday to Saturday, 9am-5.30pm).

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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