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Fishing at Fens Pools

An angling permit system regulates the fishing at Fens Pools. The site is primarily a nature reserve, however, angling is well established and is a highly valued informal activity. The three large pools and adjoining canal have excellent fish stocks, including some very large pike and carp.

Close Season

A close season operates from the 15th March to the 15th June each year and fishing is not permitted during that period.

Angling Permits

There are two types of angling permit:

  • Standard

  • Concessionary -  applicants must show that they are unwaged, e.g college identity card, pension book, UB40.

  • Persons under sixteen do not require a permit.

  • Please see our Fee area for this year's prices.

Permits are valid for one year from the 31st March. They can be obtained from:

The Dell Stadium, Bryce Road, Pensnett, Brierley Hill, DY5 4NE


  • An Environment Agency rod licence must be produced.

Car Parks

There are two car parks which give reasonable access to Fens Pools:

  • A public car park of Chapel Street, Pensnett

  • Car park adjoining the Wardens’ Office at the junction of Pensnett Road and Bryce Road.

For information on angling please contact as per the details below.


Fee Information

Fens Pool Water based platforms
Fens Pool Water based platforms

Contact Details

  • Name Buckpool and Fens Pools Nature Reserve
  • Address off Pensnett Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 4NE
  • Telephone 01384 812780