Clocks go back

Shorter days, cooler days but life goes on. This is the time of year we get unwelcome visits from cormorants which cause tremendous damage to our silverfish stocks. To help keep them at bay in previous years we have used gas powered bird scarers on both Kingswood and Calf Heath. After a good service they.. read more →

10 Nov 2021
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Scary month

What a month August proved to be with the problem at Calf heath reservoir. We lost quite a few carp and although there were plenty of bar room experts telling all and sundry what the cause was, the real experts CEFAS could not find the cause but did find what it wasn’t. KHV and Carp.. read more →

31 Aug 2021
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Teach em young

With the summer school holidays now in full swing, what to do with kids. What about taking them for a fishing session. Blackfords members are able to take an under 16 year old and show them what this fishing game is all about. Rule 3 allows any one child, at no charge, to fish at.. read more →

30 Jul 2021
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Extreme weather warning

With the summer now breaking temperature records all over the country just a reminder to take extra precautions when on the bankside. Keep covered where possible with caps etc or fish under brollies or bivvys, and keep well hydrated. This type of extreme heat is also not the best for our fish, as oxygen levels.. read more →

22 Jul 2021
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Warm weather does the trick

Now that all species have successfully spawned fishing should improve as they need to replace body mass before winter. All our waters have an abundance of fry so its a race against time to grow big enough to survive their first winter, biggest problem is to avoid the perch who gorge on this bounty each.. read more →

16 Jun 2021
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Better than hoped

Yes all the worries about changing over to online membership have evaporated and it as gone better than we could have hoped for, a few gremlins but going good. The weather as been more problematic with rain by the bucket full and frosty nights, the fish have been reluctant to get feeding but one by.. read more →

14 May 2021
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Little taste of summer

What a change to fishing the warm weather which we experienced during the last days of April did. All the society’s waters carp stocks seemed to enjoy the brief spell as fish were caught in numbers with Calf Heath reservoir giving multiple catches to those willing to surface fish with the trusty dog biscuit. The.. read more →

03 Apr 2021
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Welcome to Staffordshire

The skimmer bream arrived as promised and everyone who came to the stocking were more than pleased with the quality of fish delivered. With 2,200 10 to 12 inch extra stock to go at members have already started to have them in their catches and with roach and perch also putting in an appearance times.. read more →

18 Mar 2021
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Devon’s Finest

Some people would straight away say that its their CREAM but in our case its their BREAM. Yes come this Thursday the 4th of March we have a delivery of skimmer bream making the long journey from Priory fisheries base in Devon, they hope to arrive at Calf Heath reservoir at 8.30am after an early.. read more →

01 Mar 2021
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End of year

Lets hope it gets better eh, at least fishing is still allowed. The peg upgrade at the reservoir is coming along nice and steady and are proving very popular with the extra room provided. Prior to Christmas we had an early delivery in the form of a fly tip on the concrete pad by the.. read more →

31 Dec 2020
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