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Gailey Reservoirs
A lake surrounded by bushes and grasses
Gailey Upper Reservoir
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Location South Staffordshire
Coordinates 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.

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.

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 fishing is ran by the Prince albert angling society

The lower lake fishing is ran by a syndicate called the carp bowl.

The reservoir is located at .

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