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.

Fly Fishing Open as Usual

LATEST! Card & contactless payments now accepted at the Boat House!

Fly fishing at Blithfield is now open as usual with anglers able to turn up and pay on the day. Please be aware that you will need to reserve a boat for boat angling to avoid disappointment.

Before 12 noon pay at the Estates Office window – card, cash or cheque accepted

After 12 noon pay the Duty Bailiff at the Boat House – cash or CARD only

To book a boat please ring 01283 840284 between 8am & 12 noon. There is a likelihood you will need to leave a voicemail with your contact number to ensure you are called back on the same day.

Blithfield Re-Opening Dates 2021

Updated : 9th June, 2021

We are now open for day and 4-hour permits without pre-booking. All boats will still need to be booked in advance, however,  to avoid disappointment.

The following will still apply -

  • Contactless and card payments accepted at the office only between 8am & 12 noon.

  • Permits available from the Duty Bailiff at the Boat House after 12 noon – cash or CARD payments only.

  • The catch return on the back of the permit will need to be completed and submitted at the end of your visit.

  • No boat bookings will be accepted if they are made outside of the stated times or via Facebook, Messenger or email.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience during these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you soon.

The office can be contacted between 8am and 12 noon Monday to Friday on 01283 840284 or by email to

Mr. Geoff Allsop with a stunning blue trout.

Mr. Geoff Allsop with a stunning blue trout.


2021 Season Times

The 2021 Season opens on Thursday 11th March 2021 for Season Permit holders and on Thursday 18th March 2021 for syndicate anglers. The season will close in November. (Government-permitting!)

Opening Times

We’re open all week. Gates open at 8.00am. Closing time is at dusk (approx. 1 hour after sunset). *No fishing permitted before 8.00am*

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

In Memory of Baden Fowler.

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Update in brief

For the week ending  1st August, 2021

Rod ave.:   2.21

Best fish:  4lb brown trout

Caught by: Mr. Tim Preston, drifting boat on the South Lake

Fly used:  Small lure

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