The River Blithe

The Saracen’s Head Angling Club now has three stretches of the River Blithe, two on the Lower Blithe and the third on the Upper Blithe.

All stretches of the River Blithe are not stocked and are a good natural mixed fishery.

The predominant species are chub, generally quite small – up to 1 lb but in the Autumn and Winter big ones up to 4lb move into the stretch.  There are trout the majority about 10” – 12”  with the occasional bigger one up to 2lb.  Other species include Dace, gudgeon, roach and a few grayling.

There is a good hatch of Mayfly which persists over several weeks.

The most recent acquisition of the River Blithe near to Blithfield reservoir is a very interesting wild section of river.  Catch reports have been very encouraging with one member reporting over 100 fish caught during his first visit to this stretch.