Summer is now here and so is the onset of the fishing season! Angling enthusiasts can enjoy the best coarse fishing and cast a line on the Town Council’s waterways with the annual start of the fishing season commencing on Wednesday 15th June.
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.
Karen Giddings, Planning & Leisure 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.”
Daily fishing permits can be obtained from MFC supplies in Station Road and yearly season tickets are available from the Town Council offices (£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.
Please contact Karen Giddings on 01323 841702 (during office hours) for all fishing permit enquiries. Regulations and conditions for fishing at the Hailsham Country Park lake and Hempstead Pond sites are available to download here.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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