Catchmore Park Fishing
A4097 Kingsbury Road
Birmingham B76 0BY
Tel: 07985 714160
Developed over a period of 10 years on part of a vegetable farm, Catchmore Park Fishing opened for angling in 2020 and is already proving popular with locals holding carp to over 20lbs as well as a head of tench to about 2lbs.
Open from the beginning of May until the end of October and designed to appeal to pleasure and small club match anglers, the fishery has a total of five waters on a 50 acre site which is maturing nicely. Four of the pools have central islands and young willow trees have been planted around the banks and on the islands. As a result the fishery attracts a variety of wildlife and birds including some resident swans, geese, oyster catchers and a flock of plovers.
All the pools are surrounded by regularly mown flat grass banks which allow vehicle access and parking behind every peg as well as giving access to every peg for disabled anglers.
In building Catchmore Park, owners George and Veronica Baines have set out to provide a friendly and informal fishery which will appeal to pleasure anglers and their families as well as provide a popular and productive venue for small club matches.
Although there are few facilities, there are portable toilets at the top of the field and a mobile refreshment bar at the entrance to the fishery (left).
This serves a variety of hot and cold food and drinks and has developed a growing reputation for its curries, samosas and other eastern snacks. As part of its service, anglers can telephone through orders on 07728 543444 whilst fishing and collect from the van at their convenience.
Whilst the pools were developed progressively, they have all been designed along similar lines and hold quality fish supplied by David Rance of Sport and Leisure Fisheries. These have included various stockings of common and mirror carp between 2lbs and 3lbs which were put in four years ago and supplemented since then with additional stockings of 7lbs to 10lbs fish and more recently fish of 20lbs.
In addition to the carp, a good head of tench between 1lb and 2lbs have also been stocked over the years. Due to the size of the carp anglers are reminded that if they leave their rods unattended they risk losing them in the lakes should they have a run.
The result is an informal fishery where anglers can fish anywhere on the grass banks. There are few rules other than anglers must return all fish to the pools immediately after capture, should not use Tiger nuts or worms and should not take tins or alcohol onto the site. As with most other fisheries, keepnets and barbed hooks are not allowed and landing nets must be dry or dipped. All anglers should also use an unhooking mat to protect the fish from damage. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead. Ticket monies will be collected on the bank.
Payment should be made by cash
One non-fishing spectator is allowed per angler
Junior anglers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Day ticket fees are collected on the bank