Blithfield Reservoir is a 754 acre water set in the beautiful Blithe valley. Completed in 1953, the Reservoir became a trout fishery in 1957 and is now recognised as the premier fly fishing venue in Staffordshire and is rated amongst the top venues in the country.

Although primarily a trout fly fishery, we also offer opportunities for pike and perch fishing exclusively  through Permit Holder days and organised events with the Staffordshire Predator Angling Group. Such events attract some of the country’s top pike anglers and have seen pike of up to 41lbs being recorded.  However please be aware that no other pike or perch fishing is permitted at Blithfield.

We can also cater for corporate parties whether as a relaxing antidote to the stresses of daily life or simply to enjoy the sport with business associates.


Blithfield Anglers offers a host of facilities for the enjoyment of both Season Permit holders and day permit guests. These include:

  • Use of the comfortable fishing lodge with a lounge area in which Permit Holders and friends can relax and enjoy impressive views across the water.
  • 42 powered boats fitted with reliable, regularly serviced and quiet petrol engines. Free use of a life jacket.
  • A wheelchair accessible WheelyBoat is also available. Please telephone in advance to reserve the boat.
  • Over 11 miles of superb bank fishing accessible by vehicle tracks.
  • Free car parking.
  • Generous catch limits.
  • Competitions catered for.
  • A range of flies, lines, rods, clothing and accessories available for purchase in our angling shop (open from 8am until 12 noon every day).
  • Toilets and shelters situated around the banks.
  • Advice and support from our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

For more information, please call 01283 840284 or email