Fishing at Hibernia


Special Needs Fishing Rodeo - May 9th, 9am-1pm


Sponsored by the West Caln Sportsmen’s Club and Friends of Hibernia, this community event is an opportunity for special needs groups to enjoy a day of fishing. Anglers will be on hand to assist and teach the art of fishing. The pond is stocked with trout from Hibernia’s Cooperative Fish Nursery. Refreshments will be available.

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Hibernia 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' in width and is 18-36" deep. It moves quickly around 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 Lake 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.

Non-motorized or electric powered boats are permitted on the lake. Sail boats are not permitted. All watercraft must be registered with the PA 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


This one-acre pond has an ADA fishing deck and bench. The pond is a great spot for teaching children how to fish. Limited harvest and usage ensures that we can provide a special fishing experience for children.

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, is held 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, and aiding our guests to and from their vehicles.

Rod & Tackle Loaner Program


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

Hibernia Park, Nottingham Park and Springton Manor Farm are official Rod and Tackle loaner sites. Equipment is available April - November, 8:30am-4pm.

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Calm waters at Chambers Lake
Hibernia Park Kids pond sign