Council lands control of
Birkenhead Park fisheries
WIRRAL Council is to take on the
management and patrolling of angling on Birkenhead Park's 2 fishing lakes this
summer for the 1st time.
The Council, which has previously worked for 30 years in partnership with the
Association of Wirral Angling Clubs (AWAC) over the running of the popular
fisheries in the park, will begin complete management of the lakes, on 1 July
This follows the decision by AWAC to hand over its formal responsibilities for
managing angling on the 2 lakes, back to the Council.
After liaising closely with both AWAC and the Environment Agency, the Council
will oversee the management and maintenance of the 2 lakes, as well the
issuing of permits and day tickets to anglers.
The Council will also look to introduce improvements to both the lakes and the
surrounding environment during the coming months.
Wirral Council's Birkenhead Park Manager Paul Davies said:- "All of the
income we receive from anglers for using the facilities will be re-invested into
the lakes and the surrounding environment to ensure it remains an outstanding
facility for local people to use. This includes the regular restocking of the
lakes, provision of good aeration facilities and increased maintenance of
facilities such as fishing pegs and improvements to the surrounding banks and
New permit prices will be introduced for using the
lakes from 1 July 2017, which will be as follows:-
Bankside day tickets will also be available to buy, priced at ₤3.50 for an adult
and ₤2.50 for a junior. These tickets and can also be used against the price of
a seasonal ticket if redeemed within 1 month.
All anglers using the facilities are required to hold an Environment Agency rod
licence which is available by visiting the government website.