River Blithe

The River Blithe is a small river in Staffordshire. It is a tributary of the River Trent and runs for around 18 miles from source to its confluence with the River Trent. Fishing is for approx half a mile on both banks from the road bridge at Dapple Heath to point of entry in Blithfield Reservoir.

Species & Stocking

Known for it's shoals of chub and brown trout a roving approach is required in order to get the most out of this small but intimate river.

 

Species Weights

Chub to 4lb+

Brown Trout

 

Location

River Blithe, Newton Hurst Lane, Dapple Heath, Stafford, WS15 3PG.

 

Directions from Uttoxeter A518 then B5013, turn right into Newton Hurst Lane then after approx 1 mile go past the entrance road to the farm and cottage, just past the bridge over the river Blithe there is a small parking area on the right.Fishing is both banks downstream from this road bridge to the point of entry in the Reservoir. Use footbridge and gates to follow river, do not climb fences.

 

Nearest Post Code WS15 3PG

Grid Reference SK048259

Sat Nav 52.831079,-1.929293

Additional Rules

1. The season is from 1 January to 14 March and 16 June to 31 December

2. Fishing is from 8:00am till dusk
3. One rod only to be used

4. All fish to be returned to the water

5. Members must show their membership card and EA rod licence if reuested by either a bailiff, SSW staff or WMBC volunteer warden.

 

THIS IS A SSSI. MEMBERS MUST PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT FROM ANY DAMAGE.

*** CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN WALKING ACROSS FARM LAND PARTICULARY WITH REGARDS TO ELECTRICAL FENCES ***

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