The coarse fishing season is here!

THE FISHING season has arrived for anglers who have been reminded to buy fishing permits from Hailsham Town Council.

The town authority’s waterways can be officially used for coarse fishing from tomorrow (June 16) on two sites: Hailsham Country Park lake (off Gleneagles Drive) and Hempstead Pond, near Tilehurst Wood. Both fishing areas are well-stocked with fish including carp, bream, roach, rudd, tench, perch and pike.

Karen Moralee, town council 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.”

Buy daily fishing permits from MFC supplies in Station Road and annual season tickets from the town council offices (£40 adult; £25 for senior citizens, people with disabilities and children under 16-years-old). A current Environment Agency rod licence and passport photo must be produced when buying permits.