Gailey Reservoirs

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Gailey Reservoirs
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Gailey Upper Reservoir
Location South Staffordshire
Coordinates 52°41′25″N 2°05′51″W / 52.69035°N 2.09760°W / 52.69035; -2.09760Coordinates: 52°41′25″N 2°05′51″W / 52.69035°N 2.09760°W / 52.69035; -2.09760
Lake type reservoirs
Primary outflows Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
Managing agency Canal & River Trust
Built 1855
Surface area 337,000 square metres (83 acres)

Gailey Reservoir is a pair of canal feeder reservoirs in South Staffordshire, separated by a dam, and owned by the Canal & River Trust. Gailey Upper Reservoir is to the east; Gailey Lower Reservoir to the west.[1]

A connected reservoir, Calf Heath Reservoir, stands a little further to the west, beyond the M6 motorway. Calf Heath Reservoir is also where Greensforge Sailing Club is located. Greensforge Sailing Club is one of the oldest sailing clubs in the Midlands.[1]

Gailey Reservoir is the site of a nature reserve, operated by the West Midland Bird Club. Entry is by permit only. There is a large heronry on the island on the lower part.

The upper lake is regularly stocked with brown, rainbow and blue trout and both day and season ticket fishing with fly is available. Pike fishing is also permitted.

The lower lake has not been stocked for some time, and on recent nettings, returned very few fish. Fishing is not permitted at any time. The South Staffordshire Sailing club have use of this reservoir.

The reservoir is located at grid reference SJ935103.

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  1. ^ a b Four counties & the Welsh canals. (New ed.). London :: Nicholson,. 2006. pp. 184 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 cm. ISBN 9780007452590. 

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