Foxhills Fishery, found on Pinfold Lane in the West Midlands town Walsall, is a family-run establishment that has been operated by the Bull family for more than 30 years. Thanks to the steady and well-managed program of breeding and restocking over that period, the three pools that make up the fishery are all well-stocked.
Dr Bruno Broughton, the foremost expert on fish in the UK, checks and regulated the Foxhills pools. Across all three, you will find the same breeds of fish – carp, perch, rudd, tench, bream and roach. However, if you are looking to fish for tench, it’s the smaller pool that has a larger supply of that breed, whereas the upper pool has better stock levels of the barbell. They operate a strict barbless hook only rule, that is checked and enforced. Acceptable tackle includes pellets, maggots and corn, while dog biscuits and bread are not allowed. All anglers are expected to use landing nets.
Aside from the fishing pools, there are simple but handy facilities in the form of the onsite car parking, ladies and gents’ toilets and a small shop. Although the water is open most of the year, during summer it is open between 7am and 7.30pm and during winter between 8am until dusk. Strictly no night fishing is permitted, and the gates are locked up at the end of the day.
If you are looking for a peaceful and rural location to while away the hours fishing with a great chance of landing a catch, regardless of your experience or ability, Foxhills is a great choice. There is a common saying that “if you don’t catch at Foxhills, you should choose a different sport”.