Huntingdonshire District Council’s Countryside Service has been working with the support of Brampton Angling Society and the Environment Agency to improve the provision for fishing at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.
Brand-new fishing pegs have started to be installed around the Main Lake at Hinchingbrooke County Park and work will continue over the summer to install more pegs together with improved signage and information for anglers.
Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment, Councillor Marge Beuttell, said: "Fishing is an activity that has seen a rise in popularity since the beginning of the pandemic as it provides a healthy outdoor pursuit that can easily be carried out at a safe social distance. Additionally, getting out and about outdoors to go fishing can really benefit our mental health which is so important. This partnership project has been a great way for us to work towards our commitment to providing accessible and enjoyable countryside for all."
The fishing season at Hinchingbrooke Country Park runs from 15 June to 15 March every year. Fishing at Hinchingbrooke Country Park is only available to current members of the Brampton Angling Society. Further information can be found on the Brampton Angling Society's website.