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Fishing Season Now Under Way on Town Council’s Waterways

Council News & Services, Environment

Hailsham Country Park 

Angling enthusiasts can once again enjoy the best coarse fishing and cast a line on the Town Council’s waterways with the start of the annual fishing season last Saturday [15 June].

Fishing is permitted during the 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.

Town Clerk John Harrison said: “For the keen angler, 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 via the Town Council (£40 adult; £25 senior citizens, disabled and children under 16 years). A current Environment Agency rod licence and passport photo must be produced when purchasing permits.

If you wish to purchase a season ticket, please telephone 01323 841702 or send an email. Weekly fishing permits can be obtained from MFC Supplies in Station Road (Monday to Saturday – 9am-5.30pm).

There are two car parks on the boundaries of the Hailsham Country Park, situated off Holyhead Close and Gleneagles Drive. Car parking is free of charge. Ample directional signage is posted throughout the park.
Furthermore, the park’s high level of maintenance by Town Council works staff, together with regular monitoring of the area (including fishing permit inspection) by two Water Bailiffs, has ensured that the site remains a safe and clean public green space for the whole community to enjoy.

A fulltime Environment Warden is responsible for the removal of litter onsite.

Enquiries relating to this media release

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