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.

2019 Season Times

The 2019 Season opens on Thursday 14th March 2019 for Season Permit holders and on Thursday 21st March 2019 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). *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


The 2019 Season closing dates are almost here !

Blithfield is now closed to all Syndicate anglers, guests and visiting rods.

We will close to Permit holders on Friday 22nd November, 2019.

We will re-open on 12th March 2020 to Permit holders and on the 19th March 2020 to all Syndicate anglers, guests and visiting rods.


Perch & Pike fishing 2019/20

Staffordshire Predator Angling Group will once again be holding their popular perch and pike fishing days at Blithfield in 2019 and 2020.

For further details on how to take part please email or see their website

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Update in brief

For the week ending 17th November, 2019

Rod ave.:  3.34

Best fish:  3lb  12ozs brown trout

Caught by: Mr. D. Higgins from the bank

Fly used:  White minkie

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