SUMMER is just round the corner and so is the onset of the fishing season.
Angling enthusiasts can prepare for the season’s best coarse fishing and cast a line on Hailsham Town Council’s waterways with the annual start of the fishing season on June 16.
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 Moralee, the council’s environment and leisure officer, 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 enjoy a great time. And the nearby Hempstead Pond site provides offers anglers a wide variety of species to target too.”
Get daily fishing permits from MFC supplies in Station Road and annual season tickets 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 buying permits.
For enquiries phone Karen Moralee on:01323 841702 (office hours). Regulations and conditions for fishing at the Hailsham Country Park lake and Hempstead Pond sites are available to download from www.hailsham-tc.gov.uk.