Locations around the West Midlands have been restocked with thousands of fish to help improve leisure opportunities for anglers. British Waterways has spent the winter period making improvements to it’s fisheries in readiness for the new arrivals.

The Dudley Canal at Halesowen, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Compton and Gailey, the Cannock Extension Canal at Pelsall, the Ashby canal at Snarestone and the Stratford canal at Lapworth are just some of the locations across the West Midlands that have been restocked with 6000 roach, bream and perch.

Blythe Waters in Knowle near to Solihull has had extensive vegetation and tree work improvements carried out on site, the café has been given a fresh look and the ‘Bridge’ and ‘Willow’ pools have been re-stocked with over 2600lb of bream and carp.   Stockton Reservoir has also undergone an extensive reed removal project and has now been restocked with an additional 3000 small carp.

British Waterways West Midlands, angling coordinator, Carl Nicholls said: “Angling is the country’s biggest participatory sport and with thousands of people visiting the West Midlands Waterways every year to fish, we want to ensure that the best possible opportunities for good fishing are available”.

If you would like to find out more about fishing at any location on the West Midlands Waterways please contact Carl Nicholls, angling coordinator on: 01837 252048.

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