Though rated low by some, Staffordshire offers an interesting variety of Stillwater fishing to the visiting angler.

BROWNHILLS Norton Pools’L!C DT: AAA (Whitmore Reans CAA)STWA BURTON ON TRENT Bretby Pools (6) These pools set in the delightful grounds of Bretby Hospital are owned by the Birmin-gham AA, which has open seasonal membership. Two pools are reserved for trout fly fishing with fish going 3} lb, the rest being coarse fisheries offering carp, roach, perch, pike and tench. CANNOCK

Gailey Upper PoolLC DT: AAA (Whitmore Reans CAA)STWA Free fishing STWA


Tittesworth Reservoir This STWA trout fishery in the Churnet Valley has excellent facilities and fine fish. Some 6,000 fish are introduced every season. The record brown weighed 9 lb 6 oz and many more around 6 lb have been caught. The best rainbow weighed 3 lb 8 oz but these fish, too, are reported to be increasing in size. A professional instructor is in residence at the reserv/oirlTl’?-

DT:(L80)TO (Fishing lodgeat reservoir) or ARO (Divisional Offices, STWA, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent) – Apr 10-Oct15STWAe


Swynnerton Lagoons LC DT: AAA (Whitmore Reans CAA)Occasionally closed for military training STWA PATTINGHAM Patshull PooI’LjC DT:TO- —ISTWA


Rudyard Lake Heavily fished, especially by anglers from the North West, Rudyard is a coarse fishery containing large shoals of moderate bream, roach, tench, perch and carp. The best pike weighed 29 lb. Matches may be booked here by enquiring of the Resident Bailiff, British Waterways Board, Lake House, Rudyard, near Leek, StaffsC

DT: TO or AK (I. L. Nixon, Lake House, Rudyard) x ASTWA TRENTHAM Trentham GardensLM



Arboretum LakejC



Weston Park LakeC



Hamps Valley Fishery (P) (2) A put- and-take trout fishery, Hamps

Valley offers fish averaging around 1} lb. Browns can go 5 lb plus and rainbows over 3 lbT

DT:(L8)ARO(Postortelephone application only to Hamps Valley

Fishery, Winkhill, near Leek, Staffs.

Tel: Waterhouses 255)Apr 1 -Oct 31STWAe

Which licence?

For details of which rod licence is required for the type of fish you are seeking refer to Rod Licence section 10.