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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


Fee Information