Blithfield Anglers is a trout fishery at Blithfield Reservoir close to the village of Abbots Bromley in the heart of rural Staffordshire.

The reservoir, owned by South Staffs Water, offers over 11 miles of superb bank trout fishing, as well as excellent ‘top of the water’ sport from a fleet of 42 powered boats and is a popular site in the Midlands for fly fishing.

Blithfield Anglers is open for full day or flexible 4 hour permits as well as offering a range of season permit options and benefits . Contact us for more information.

Please note – there is currently no pike or perch fishing available except on organised days with Staffordshire Predator Angling Group.

2018 Season Times

The 2018 Season opens on Thursday 8th March 2018 for Season Permit holders and on Thursday 15th March 2018 for syndicate and visiting anglers. The season will close in November.

Opening Times

We’re open all week. Gates open at 8.00am. Closing time is at dusk (approx. 1 hour after sunset).

Out of hours tickets

Out of office hours permits and boat hire can be purchased from the Duty Bailiff at the Boat House (cash only).

Perch & Pike Fishing

Please note that there is currently no pike or perch fishing at Blithfield unless on an organised day with Staffordshire Predator Angling Group. Please visit


Pike Fishing Dates 2018/2019

Pike fishing will take place on 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th November ; 9th & 10th February ; 2nd & 3rd March

Cost £40 per angler, per day

In the first instance please contact John Davey of the Staffordshire Predator Angling Group on 07766 880718 or by email to

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Update in brief

For the week ending 4th November, 2018

Rod ave.:                         2.75

Best fish:                         3lb 8ozs brown trout ; 3lb 8ozs rainbow trout

Caught by:                      Mr. Machin ; Mr. Paul Walker (both banks, South Lake)

Fly used:                         Sedge ; Fry imitation

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