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Blithfield Reservoir

Blithfield Reservoir is a large raw water reservoir in South Staffordshire, England, owned by South Staffordshire Water. Some 800 acres of reservoir was formed on land sold by Baron Bagot to the South Staffordshire Water Works in the 1940s.

General Information

Members are allowed to fish Blithfield Reservoir on the FLY ONLY from the 17th March to the 11th November on a rotational basis, provided they book in advance.

Four Members are allowed to fish on any one day. There is a two fish limit but you may continue fishing on a catch and release basis.

A maximum of 8 visits allowed for any angler (irrespective of how many different clubs they are a member of).

Members must book in advance with Blithfield Office, by phone, 01283 840284. This can be up to one week in advance. Members will then be issued with a Permit from the office at Blithfield Reservoir on arrival.

Office open 8am to 12pm weekdays only for bookings.

No member is to start fishing without first obtaining a Permit from the office.

Bank fishing only. If a member wishes to hire a boat this is to be paid for on the day.

Life jackets MUST be worn

These rules are subject to change.


For more information visit Blithfield Anglers website



Located off the B5014, near the village of Abbotts Bromley.


Postcode WS15 3DU

Grid Reference SK075233

Sat Nav 52.807532,-1.889782

Blithfield Reservoir Weekly report.

Week Ending 23/04/2023.

Diawl Bachs and Buzzers tempt trout this week.

We are now well into Buzzer-hatching season and this week the fish certainly let us know that this is what most of them wanted to feed on as some exceptional returns were recorded. The sport is still favoring the banks  as, with maximum water levels, fish continue to feed well in the margins although boats do give a slight advantage for covering the water, particularly in a tricky wind or along the Gorse Bushes bank where the vehicle track as been closed. Small green and black buzzers are producing the best results along with Diawl Bach patterns and the ever useful  orange or pink lures are providing ample assistance when needed.

Again we would like to remind ALL anglers to submit their returns after fishing, even if the return is a nil return. This includes ALL those fishing on a day and four hour permits which have a return printed on the back. Returns are important to us as a fishery as they not only help to calculate an accurate rod average but also affect our stocking policy and pricing. We will not tolerate repeated breaches of this basic rule. The North Lake is currently closed to non-season Permit holders until 1st May but sport on the South Lake can be enjoyed by all.

The Rod average is 5.03

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