Six new fishing platforms installed at Apex
at Burnham-On-Sea's Apex Leisure Park can now fish in comfort
following this week's opening of six new fishing platforms along
the lake - which have costed almost £5,000 to build.
new platforms (one of which is pictured here) have been built
next to the main lakeside path on the south western side of the
not only give anglers mud-free areas to fish, but also help to
protect the banks from erosion.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Harley Cook, Sedgemoor District Council's
Parks and Open Spaces Officer, said: "The six fishing stations
were upgraded last week as part of the district council's ongoing
commitment to manage Apex Park for the benefit of the community
and encourage wildlife."
added: "Safe and well-constructed fishing stations can help
to improve general accessibility to a park or green space and
also provide a 'mud-free' area for anglers to sit."
will also help protect the reed beds, which are a haven for wildlife,
and combat the problems associated with bank erosion."
£4,900 and was funded jointly by Highbridge Angling Association
and Sedgemoor District Council.
work was carried out by the countryside section of Somerset County
Council. Further work to upgrade additional fishing stations around
the lake is being planned for next year, but this will be subject
to consultation with Highbridge Angling Association and extra
funding being made available.
Apex Leisure Park guide
Spring ducklings spotted at Apex