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The Canals Trust have over 2,000 miles of waterway to look after for the many interest groups who use them. With so much water it is no wonder that fishing is high on the list of activities.
The Trust issues a Waterway Wanderers Permit that entitles you to fish on an impressive amount of water throughout England and Wales (for just £20).
Located near Cheadle in a landscaped 40 acre site the fishery has 5 spring fed pools. The pools are:
Peninsula, 8 acres, up to12ft deep, 65 pegs, carp to 12lbs, barbel to 14. 5 lbs plus roach, rudd, bream, barbel.
Blake Pool, 4 acres, 41 pegs, average 7ft deep. Lots of carp up to 28lbs, barbel to over 7lbs plus tench, roach, skimmers, bream.
Hall Pool, 3.5 acres, 30 pegs, carp to 20lbs, tench, roach, bream.
Capricious Pool, 36 pegs, mostly carp 5 to 18lbs plus rudd, chub, bream.
Cabin Pool, half an acre, 10 pegs, carp 2 to 12lbs, bream, tench, roach, rudd and perch.
There is vehicle access to most pegs making accessible for anglsers with disabilities. Male and femal etoilets and a toilet for disabled persons.
The lodge serves food, hot and cold beverages, there is also a tackle and bait shop.
Call 01538 753908 or 07970732656.
Google Map 52.987048, -2.020166 Post Code ST10 2NJ
Located on the edge of Canock Chase the fishery has 2 pool mixed stock for pleasure and match anglers.
The Pools are:
Damsel, 1.4 acres, 23 pegs, averages 3 to 5 feet deep. Stocked with tench, roach, perch, bream and gudgeon. There are a number of pegs designed for use by disabled anglers that are located next to the car park.
Dragon has an island offering features to fish to and is 3 to 7ft deep. Stocked with carp 7 to 9lb plus a few ten+. They had a stocking programme adding match sized carp and 750 bream 3 / 4 years ago so stocks will have grown on quite bit by now.
Google Map 52.786923, -1.955847 Post Code ST18 0XE
Located about mid way between Nantwich and Audlem on Coole Lane the fishery has 3 lakes for pleasure and for specimens.
The lakes are:
Fox Lane, a specimen carp lake with carp to 20lbs, Wels catfish to 28lbs plus roach and chub.
Spanners Lane, a pleasure fishery with carp 4 to 13 lbs, roach, bream chub.
Lady Lake a tench specimen lake with fish to 8lbs plus crucians, roach and chub.
Day tickets and nights available. There is a toilet block with male and female / disabled facilities and a shower block.
Call 01270 812929 or 07747007669
Google Map 53.006368, -2.528330 Post Code CW5 8AY
Coppice Lane Pool
6 spring fed lakes on an 18 acre estate for pleasure and match fishing. There are 145 in total, Top Pool has a number of wheelchair accessible pegs. The lakes are:
Specimen Pool, 5 to 7 ft deep, 100 carp doubles, mirrors and commons 12 to 20 lbs. Nights allowed by arrangement, call 07933 488986.
Beckets Pool, 2 acres, 2 islands, 6 to 10 ft deep, 32 pegs. Mirror, common carp, tench, crucians, roach, skimmers. Some of the carp in the 9/10lb range.
Bridge Pool, day ticket and match fishing, carp to 5lbs tench, carp, bream, roach.
Middle Pool, 12 anglers, roach, skimmers, rudd, perch and there are some big "old timer" carp.
Top Pool, 28 anglers, a carp pool fish 6 to 16lbs. Pegs 15 to 28 are wheelchair accessible.
Bottom Pool, 10 anglers, roach, rudd, perch, tench,crucians.
Day tickets and season. For general enquiries call 07933 488986, for match bookings 01213515198. For season tickets call 07976 013011.
Google Map 52.662009, -1.887319 Post Code WS7 0JY
Litchfield, consists of 7 lakes including a specimen carp and catfish lake and coarse fish and trout pools.
Specimen Lake, carp to 30lb and catfish in the 40 to 50 range.
Match pool, 1.75 acres, stock level are 2000 fish per acre so you can expect good match catch weights.
Bridge Pool, 23 pegs, 1 acre, mirror and common carp to 8lbs, tench, crucians, big bream, skimmers and roach.
Runs Water, 12 pegs, 500 carp to 24lbs averaging 8 to 12lbs, catfish to 30+, bream to 9lbs, roach and perch.
The Stream, a match pool with carp to doubles, bream to 8lbs, tench, perch and roach.
Wadeys Pool, carp 12 to 21lbs, with some to 25.
Some of the pegs are suitable for disabled anglers.
The trout lakes holds rainbows, blues and brown trout to double figures.
Call 01543 433606
Google Map Reference 52.683625 -1.748339 Post Code WS13 8QF
Lamb Angling Club
Located in Tamworth, Lamb AC have acces to a number of lakes, stretches of river and canal.
The Lakes are: Barrow Pit, a former gravel pit, right on the banks of the river Tame holding good stockes of carp with a good number of 20s and a few to 30lb plus. In addition it also has a good stock of coarse fish including; bream to doubles, perch to 3lbs plus, roach, tench and chub. The pit has a dedicated platform for disabled anglers.
In addition they have Mill Pool in Fazely and Meadows Pool near Edingate.
They have fishing on the river Anker which has a mixture of slow pools and fast flowing streams. The stretches are in Station Fields near the railway station and at Anker Moor near Bolehill. The river has stocks of barbel, chub, tench, bream,dace, roach, ruffe, perch and pike.
They also have a stretch of the rivere Mease at Edinsgate.
The canal stretches are Dunstall Canal by Dunstall QE Lane; A vecote Canal and Gascote Canal
Day tickets are available for Barrow Pit and the canals 7am to 7pm. membership is also available giving access to all waters and night fishing on Barrow Pit. Permits and membership from Tamworth Tackle at 23, Litchfield Street.
Barrow Pit Google Ref 52.633556, -1.700472 Post Code B79 7ND
Tamworth Tackle google ref 52.633556, -1.700472 Post Code B79 7QE
If you want a change from fishing in heavily stocked "gold fish bowls" Rudyard Lake, near Leek, is for you. 2.5 miles long, 180 acres this reservoir was first stocked in the 1860s and is still producing great catches. Fishing is mostly on the east bank and no fishing is allowed in front of houses. Still leaves a lot of water to explore.
Fishing is from dawn to dusk, nights by arrangement. Day tickets or membership available, day tickets from the ranger on the bank.
The lake is known for it's big pike that go to high twenties. Carp, common and mirrors, go to high 20s too. There are specimen perch, shoals of big bream, good roach. First you gotta find them then catch them, in other words a challenge to your skills as an angler.
There is a wheelieboat (call to book), and some wheelchair accessible pegs. Toilet facilities and a cafe on site.
Call 07718808881 53.122323, -2.075145 or 01538 306280.
Google Map Post Code ST13 8XB
A 790 acre reservoir run by a not for profit organisation, Blithfleid Anglers. They have 11 miles of bank, 42 powered boats and an estimated stock of about 30,000 fish, it is stocked with fish of 1.25 to 10lbs. Fishing is fly only, there is a generous catch limit on Blithfield.
There is a wheelieboat for hire, best to book in advance
The fishery also has a stock of very big pike the fishery has produced 6 fish of over 40lbs. Pike fishing is restricted to a small number of events, no day tickets.
There is a lodge on site with full facilities, a tackle shop
Season tickets with several options available, day tickets too. Call 01283 840284.
Google Map Reference 52.807528, -1.889639 Post Code WS15 3DU