Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

June 14, 2005
Six new fishing platforms installed at Apex Lesiure Park

Anglers 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.

A new fishing platform at Apex Leisure Park in Burnham-On-SeaThe new platforms (one of which is pictured here) have been built next to the main lakeside path on the south western side of the park.

They not only give anglers mud-free areas to fish, but also help to protect the banks from erosion.

Speaking 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."

He 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."

"They will also help protect the reed beds, which are a haven for wildlife, and combat the problems associated with bank erosion."

The work cost £4,900 and was funded jointly by Highbridge Angling Association and Sedgemoor District Council.

The 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.

RELATED LINKS:

Apex Leisure Park guide

Spring ducklings spotted at Apex Leisure Park


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