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West Chester, PA 19380
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Fishing at Hibernia County Park
Hibernia County Park is well-known for the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek, commonly called "The Brandywine," which flows for one mile through the park. The Brandywine averages 20-30 feet in width and 18-36 inches in depth. It moves quickly around many rocks and fallen trees, offering excellent angling possibilities. Predominantly, it is a coldwater fishery that is very popular with local anglers.  
 
At the opening of the season, Hibernia also has a 3/4-acre pond with Bluegills, Largemouth Bass and stocked Trout. The pond is limited to children and disabled individuals for the first few weeks of trout season, and opens for the general public after Memorial Day.
 
The West Caln Sportsmen's Club, in cooperation with the PA Fish and Boat Commission and Chester County Parks and Recreation, operates a cooperative fish nursery in Hibernia that annually stocks the stream with Brown, Brook and Rainbow Trout. A few additional surprises may include Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass and Sunfish. The Sportsmen's Club also holds an annual Special Needs Day. The event, which began in 1987, always takes place on the second Wednesday in May, and is open to disabled individuals and groups of all ages. Club volunteers assist attendees by baiting hooks, casting, retrieving, netting, or in helping them to and from their spots and vehicles.    
  
The 90-acre Chambers Lake is stocked with warm water species, including Panfish, Channel Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Chambers is one of only three Pennsylvania lakes that is a Panfish Enhancement Area, and one of a select number in the Big Bass Program. Fishing is permitted 24 hours a day. There is a public parking lot and boat ramp off Wagontown Road. After park hours, parking is permitted for fishing only. No sailboats are allowed; only non-motorized or electric powered boats are permitted on Chambers Lake. All watercraft must be registered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Boating for the purpose of fishing is also permitted after park hours.

 
A public fishing pier is open on the north side of the lake and may be accessed from the Lake Trail. Other shoreline fishing is permitted, but is prohibited from the dambreast itself.


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