Barston Lakes


Marsh House Farm Lane, Barston, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0LB, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Located at picturesque and peaceful West Midlands Golf Club in Solihull, Barston Lakes is an all round fishing venue conveniently located for Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington and Warwick. This 25-acre fishery has 125 pegs and holds enormous carp to 37 lbs.. This venue is available for night fishing and booking for matches from 10 to 100 people.

Olivia’s Lake is a 12-meter water with a central island running down its length. This 22-peg pool is suitable for beginner and pleasure anglers. Specifically designed with the pole in mind, this water is stocked with carp, rudd, F1s and silvers.

Jake’s Lake is a 2-acre, 10-peg specimen pool that is stocked with 55 double-figure carp, 8 of which are over 20 lbs. and 2 over 30 lbs.. This water is suitable for night fishing and has a depth of 10 feet. Match bookings are not usually available for this water but the management sometimes offer match fishing here when other pools are booked up.

Opened in 2013, Daisy’s Lake is a 1-acre, 18-peg water that is suitable and bookable for matches. It has a good stock of mixed fish including carp to 10 lbs., F1s, bream and silvers. This pool has 4 islands and is close to the entrance to the club by the River Blythe.

River Blythe is known for having a wide variety of fish, which include pike to double figures, chub to over 4 lbs., trout to over 3 lbs., perch to over 2 lbs., roach to over 1 lb., dace, carp and eel.

Marsh Pool, although not maintained, is also home to some nice fish.

Barbed hooks, surface fishing, braid mainline and keepnets (unless used in a match) are not allowed on site. Night fishing is only allowed for club members who hold night permits.

What size do the fish go to?

Carp go to 37 lbs., chub to over 4 lbs., trout to over 3 lbs., perch to over 2 lbs. and roach to over 1 lb..

What tactics work well?

During colder months, rudd and silver fish in Olivia’s Lake respond well to maggots, caster and worms. During warmer months, carp respond well to pellets and sweet corn. This water is deigned for pole fishing.

River Blythe is ideal for fishing the pole, trotting a waggler downstream, holding the float on the bottom or mid-water in the backwaters or ledgering either in the quicker water or in the deeper pools which can be found along its length. Popular baits include maggots, worms, bread, paste, luncheon meat, sweet corn and plain or flavoured coarse fish pellets.

What facilities are on site?

This venue offers catering, parking, toilet and shower facilities. Some pegs are suitable for disabled anglers.

Is parking available?

Parking is available on site.

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