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Stickleback fishing

Astoness

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hi folks i am sure some of you remember as kids we used to take a fishing net to a park catch sticklebacks or tiddlers as we called them and bring them home in a jam jar..my question is does anyone know of a safe place where i can take my grandson to catch some...i was telling him about my childhood and going with mates fishing and now he wants to do it...getting him a net is no problem they are only a quid from the pound shop..james is only 5 so do not really want to go near deep water...thanks for any advise

lyn
 

aston lad

master brummie
There is always Sutton Park, Lyn, I think there are a few streams close to the main gate and Boldmere, make sure if he goes paddling to wear something on his feet,
 

Astoness

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thats great john and close to me as well...thanks and always open to suggestions of other places

lyn
 

farmerdave

master brummie
How about visiting Sarehole Mill and looking for sticklebacks along the River Cole. Used to find them in that area in my youth but we are talking over 60 years ago.
 

Astoness

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thanks richard and dave noted them down...i used to walk from villa st to handsworth park to catch mine...long time ago but as i remember it was only a small stream bit far for me to go now though...i was also wondering if perry park off the walsall road was any good as that is also reachable from here

lyn
 

jmadone

master brummie
Sheldon country park, although in my day it was King George V playing fields, was always a great source place for paddling and fishing for sticklebacks.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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Sheldon country park, although in my day it was King George V playing fields, was always a great source place for paddling and fishing for sticklebacks.
many thanks jim...also noted that one down...at this rate i will be spoilt for choice
 

aston lad

master brummie
Trying to think where we used to go, I think we used to go to Perry Hall by the paddle boat moat, there used to be a small stream there, but its been 60 years since I last went there fishing for sticklebacks, there was one where the new sports stadium was built at one time..
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Trying to think where we used to go, I think we used to go to Perry Hall by the paddle boat moat, there used to be a small stream there, but its been 60 years since I last went there fishing for sticklebacks, there was one where the new sports stadium was built at one time..
yes john i was thinking of having a look there as well...well remember the paddle boats and the little refreshment place on the right as you enter the park...happy days
 

A Sparks

master brummie
I remember the little stream in Perry Hall Park. We didn't ever go fishing there but I remember catching sticklebacks in the Worcestershire Avon near where my Nan lived.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Witton Lakes, where the Hawthorn Brook enters the first lake was always a good spot for stickle backs.
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
BrookvalePark always had a good selection of sticklebacks and the other small fish...memory gone again, Guppy? Used to be a place near George Masons where you could by a fishing net 9d I think.
Bob
 

rosie

brummie
We used to go to Cannon Hill Park but I don't know if you are allowed to do it now. It was safer not like the muddy banks of the "Rezza" but it was a day out on two buses each way!
rosie.
 

adap2it

master brummie
Trying to think where we used to go, I think we used to go to Perry Hall by the paddle boat moat, there used to be a small stream there, but its been 60 years since I last went there fishing for sticklebacks, there was one where the new sports stadium was built at one time..
That's where I used go to catch tiddlers and tadpoles...
Dave A
 

Paula Bryars

proper brummie kid
hi folks i am sure some of you remember as kids we used to take a fishing net to a park catch sticklebacks or tiddlers as we called them and bring them home in a jam jar..my question is does anyone know of a safe place where i can take my grandson to catch some...i was telling him about my childhood and going with mates fishing and now he wants to do it...getting him a net is no problem they are only a quid from the pound shop..james is only 5 so do not really want to go near deep water...thanks for any advise

lyn
We caught some (many years ago, that is!) from the stream that flows out of Little Bracebridge in Sutton Park. We took them home in a jam jar but then we didn't know what to do with them, so we tipped them into our neighbour's pond. They couldn't understand why their goldfish suddenly had nibbled tails...
 
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