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Blythe Waters

A mature, purpose-built fishery with five attractive lakes, set between the villages of Hampton-in-Arden and Knowle. A popular rural venue for match, pleasure and specimen carp fishing.

Cherries Pool at our Blythe Waters fishery

Two of our pools (Bridge Pool and Willow Pool) are primarily used for match fishing, with predominately match-sized carp, but also holding good stocks of bream, roach, perch and tench.

Cherries Pool is generally pleasure-fished, containing mixed fish species with fish from a few ounces to more than 18lb. The attraction of this pool is that you never know what you are going to catch when the float goes under.

Kingfisher pool is a small pool with very good stocks of small carp, bream and roach rudd and perch.

The final pool is Home Pool and the Fisheries' specimen pool. The carp in here run to around 30lb and the pool is very popular with those looking to catch their biggest fish.

There are good facilities for disabled anglers, including a disabled toilet and a number of easily accessible pegs. The clubhouse serves hot and cold drinks, light meals and snacks. There are also toilet and shower facilities and space for five touring caravans (Caravan Club members only).

Fishery rules

Please always check with the fishery bailiff for any changes or updates to the fishery rules.

Blythe Waters fishery rules

Fish stocks

Carp range in size from a few ounces to well over 20lbs. They can be caught on a variety of methods and baits. During the evening they are known to be caught close in to the bank.

Bream average around 4lb, but those caught have been up to 12lb. These fish have shown in greater numbers in more recent years, especially in Bridge pool.

Tench, chub and the odd barbel are present in all some of the pools but not caught as often as the carp and bream.

Roach are not often fished for but when caught are regularly of a large size.

Perch grow large in Bridge, Willow and Home pools, and specimens over 3lb are a regular occurrence.

Carp at Blythe Waters

Prices and opening times (from 1 April 2024)

Open from 7:30am. Closing times vary during the year. Please check with the fishery bailiff for current closing times.

  • Adult (one rod) £8
  • Concession* (one rod) £7
  • Second rod £4
  • Match peg fee £8

*Concessionary permits are available to anglers who are in possession of a concessionary rod licence.

Day and night permits are available. Matches must be booked in advance. All permits and matches to be booked and purchased via the Catch website or Catch app, (you will need to create an account with Catch).

Blythe Waters match booking terms and conditions

Address and contact details

Hampton Road
B92 0JA

A4141 to Knowle, left onto Hampton Road, fishery is signed one and a half miles on the right.

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Call: 07486522531 for the fishery bailiff
Email: [email protected]

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Last Edited: 30 May 2024

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