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Fishing rights to the small Birmingham rivers


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Joined: December 31, 2018

Evening everyone. Quick question that you guys might know the answers too.
There are several small rivers that run through the middle of Birmingham, The Cole, Tame and Rae and their tributaries. I know that the Tame and the Cole, although mainly shallow surprisingly contains quite a health head of fish. I was wondering if any of the members have ever fished these, or if anyone knows who owns the fishing rights to these rivers. I've walked the River Cole at Coleshill and got talking to a chap who said it was free fishing and contained chub to 3lb, perch, roach dace and some trout!!
Would love to find out more information so if anyone can help it would be appreciated

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 6:28 PM


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Joined: August 21, 2018

Re: Fishing rights to the small Birmingham rivers

I'm guessing to answer your question ? Find out who owns the land that runs along the river bank ?
Who ever owns the land would assume has the fishing rights ?

You could try the local council offices they may be able to help ? Or get in touch with the land registry office to find out who the owners are .

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 8:38 PM


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Joined: December 27, 2015

Re: Fishing rights to the small Birmingham rivers

Fished the Tame many times right in the heart of the city and done well on baits, lures and fly.
I've even had a decent chub chomped and eaten by a rather large pike and watched it being slowly turned until it was ready to go down the hatch head first - at which point the nylon leader connecting me to my fly went "Ping".

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 11:08 PM


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Joined: July 5, 2019

Re: Fishing rights to the small Birmingham rivers

Where in the city dd you fish the Tame

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 7:17 PM

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