Fishing at Edgbaston Reservoir
What fish are there in the reservoir?
The amount of roach appeared to have declined over recent years but in 2005 the reservoir was stocked with a small number of roach and after this roach were once again being caught.
When can you fish?
Only from 16th June to 14th March
The site operates an annual closed Season from 15th March to 15th June inclusive, so there is no fishing during this time.
The site can only be fished during site opening hours. The site opens at 7.30 am and closes at dusk.
The car park locked at dusk
How much does it cost to fish?
From 1st April 2011
Day ticket Adult £ 4.00
Day ticket Junior £ 2.10
Day ticket Concession £ 2.10
Season ticket : £ 37.00
(for all Birmingham City Council Parks Pools on which fishing is allowed)
Season Ticket Concession: £20.00
Birmingham Passport to Leisure holders
Children aged 12 to 16 years
(Children under 12 years old are not charged)
Match Fees: Per Peg £ 6.50 (All matches must be booked in advance)
To apply please email email@example.com or telephone 0121 464 8728.
What are the rules?
The Council will only grant permission for fishing upon payment of the requisite charge and on condition that the following requirements are observed.
You must have a valid Environment Agency Licence.
1.Live fish, frogs or other vertebrate animals shall not be impaled on hooks and used as bait.
2.In the event of a hook being swallowed by a fish or becoming lodged behind the gill arch the fish should be killed HUMANELY before attempting to remove the hook. The line is not to be cut so the fish may be returned to the water with the hook still in it.
3.So as to avoid excessive playing time, or a fish breaking the line and escaping with the hook still in it, the line strength is to be carefully chosen on the basis of the recommendations made in the Medway Report.
4.When a gag is required to open the jaws of a predatory fish with dangerous teeth, it is to be of a size appropriate for the fish and it shall not have sharp points.
5.Lead shot is not to be used.
6.Line and other fishing requisites are not to be abandoned. Anglers are encouraged to use biodegradable line.
7.Multiple hooks are not to be used. Single hooks are to be of the Micro barbed variety. Anglers are encouraged to use barb less hooks.
8.Keep nets are required to be knotless, properly sited and emptied without undue delay. Anglers are asked not use keep nets in very hot weather.
9.FISH ARE TO BE HANDLED WITH EXTREME CARE so as not to remove their protective mucus or damage their scales. They are to be exposed to the air for the SHORTEST possible period and they are not to be hung up for display, for photography, to be weighed (except for competition purposes) or for any other purpose.
Rules & Regulations for Angling
By order of the Leisure Services Committee on behalf of the City Council.
Fishing is allowed from every beach except the beach that is outside the Midland Sailing Club.
Fishing is restricted infront of the Rowing Club and TS Vernon when these areas are in use for boats.
Fishing is not allowed off the dam wall.
Night fishing is not allowed, and the erection of tents, hides and similar structures are prohibited under the City bye-laws.
It is prohibited to light fires and or barbecues of any description under the Citys Parks Bye-laws.
If any fish are caught showing any signs of diseases or disorders please notify the Rangers immediately.
Please be aware of other Reservoir users e.g. Rowers, sailors and wind surfers, please take care when casting out.
Do not remove any fish from the Reservoir or any other form of wildlife, plants, aquatic vegetation etc- prohibited under the Citys Parks bye-laws.
Please use the car park provided. It is not normally permitted to take motor vehicles to the waters edge.
Please leave Edgbaston Reservoir clean and tidy, taking home all litter, discarded line and unwanted bait.
Due to the water quality at the Reservoir we advise you to wash your hands as soon as possible after fishing.
There are no public toilets out on the site. There are toilets in the Rangers office, which is situated in the Lodge at the main entrance.
Please enjoy your day fishing.