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Fishing at Hibernia County Park
Chambers Lake
Hibernia County Park is well-known for the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek that flows for one mile through the park. The Brandywine averages 20-30 feet in width and is 18-36" deep. 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.  

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 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.

Childrens Pond
Pond Sign
The one acre pond has an ADA fishing deck and bench. We encourage adults to bring children here to learn how to fish. Limiting harvest and usage by those other than children ensures that we can provide a special opportunity for the youth in the park year round.

Fish Nursery
The West Caln Sportsmen's Club, in cooperation with the PA Fish and Boat Commission and Chester County Facilities & Parks Department, 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.   

Rod & Tackle Loaner Program
Kid Fishing
Fishing equipment is available for free through the Rod & Tackle Loaner Program.

Hibernia County ParkNottingham County Park and Springton Manor Farm are official Rod and Tackle loaner sites

Equipment is available April - November, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

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