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


Season Opening Dates 2019

The 2019 Season opens to Permit Holders on 14th March.

We open to visiting and Syndicate anglers on 21st March. Syndicate anglers are able to book a place up to 10 days in advance of their visit by ringing before 12 noon Monday to Friday.

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Update in brief

For the week ending  16th June, 2019

Rod ave.:  4.57

Best fish:  3lb 8ozs rainbow trout (x2)

Caught by: 1) Mr. Barry Turner     2) Mr. Terry ‘Wafter’ Coging    

Fly used:  1) small white lure    2) dry fly

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