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Fishing clubs with waters
Airdrie & District Angling Club operate Hillend Loch which can be fished in many ways including fly, bait and spinner from the banks and wading, and fly only from boats which can be hired. Great value & close to Glasgow.
Trout fishing club at Milton of Campsie on the outskirts of Glasgow with beautiful loch and boats. Fly fishing only. Membership & day ticket information call Mr. I. Black 0141 776 6162. Very reasonable fees.
The club offers river and reservoir fishing to everyone, irrespective of age and ability. For a very reasonable charge, a good part of the Girvan river and a large reservoir is available for you to fish. Salmon and Trout fishing is available. The club is run by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers. As a result of some very hard work the disabled access platform is now open.
Crieff Angling Club controls three beats on the River Earn: Upper Strowan, Braidhaugh, and Drummond Castle which together cover some 5 miles of the river, mostly both banks. Permit is by Day Ticket or Club Membership. Day Tickets for non-members, can be purchased to fish for Salmon & Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling on separate Permits. Members, local or country, may for any species. The Club also controls Drummond Loch.
Jedforest Angling Association. Situated in the Scottish Borders offer fishing on the rivers Teviot and Tweed for Salmon, Trout and Grayling. They also run a small stillwater
The club waters cover the White Cart up to Crookston Bridge, the Black Cart from Inchinnan to Linwood and the Gryffe from the junction with the Black Cart up to Craigends.
An easy drive from the major cities of the north of England or central Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway offers a wide range of quality game angling at reasonable cost. Its rivers drain into the Solway Firth and provide excellent sport for game anglers. The Nith is arguably the most productive of the Solway rivers. It offers excellent sport for anglers of all abilities and experience. The club is fortunate to have 62% of all fishing available on the river offering excellent access to the river.
Angling club on the outskirts of Glasgow with fishing on 3 lochs and 3 rivers with both Coarse and Game fishing.
8 miles of superb wild Brown Trout and Grayling fishing in beautiful surroundings and only 30 minutes from the city centre. The club also run Glengavel Reservoir which has 2 boats and is only stocked with Brown Trout from their own hatchery. Both waters are highly recommended fly only waters at a moderate price. Upper Avon River £10- per season. Dungavel Reservoir £15- per day. We have the permits for both waters available in our shop.
The club manages approximately five miles of the White Cart Water upriver from the weir at Waterfoot. We also have fishing rights for the Earn Water, a tributary of the White Cart that enters the main river at Waterfoot and the Polnoon water that meets the Cart below Mains Farm south of Eaglesham. A friendly members only club with spaces available.
Situated in Clackmannanshire about 1 hour from Glasgow. The fishery is located in a country park and is operated by the local council. The loch is 167 acres and is well stocked. Fly fishing from boats only spin and bait fishing available from bank. Good parking and facilities, prices very reasonable.
The only lake in Scotland, Lake of Menteith is a large 700 acre fishery with 30 boats complete with outboards. Around 45 minutes from Glasgow. Lake of Menteith host many national competitions. Regularly stocked and well worth a visit.
Scenic 140 acre trout fishery near Striling. Regularly stocked with Brown & Rainbow trout. Parking and facilities at lochside. Famous for larger fish and professionally run. Boat, bank & float tubing available. Outboard hire available. Highly recommended.
General angling websites and forums
Here at Anglers Rendezvous we are always happy to Purchase or advise on Abu reels. If you wish to do some private research this interesting website will be of considerable help.
Internet magazine with loads of fishing info, well woth a browse.
If like me you love Mitchell reels you will enjoy this interesting site. We at Anglers Rendezvous are always happy to Purchase or advise on older Mitchell reels. This site is a great start for private research and is packed with information and pictures it is a great reference site for any Mitchell collector.
Angling club based in the east end of Glasgow.
This interesting website is written for the more traditional angler with some nice photographs and interesting aricles about older tackle.
This website is written in Swedish, howerver it gives pictures and dates for Abu reels and is easy to use even for non Swedish speakers. Interesting if like me you are afflicted with a love of Abu reels.
SEPA are Scotlands environmental regulator and adviser. Their pollution hotline is 0800 807060 and is available 24 hours a day.
Great website for the keen big Carp hunter.
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Where to fish
Salmon/Trout river near Dumblane around 45 mins. drive from Glasgow. Productive river at a very reasonable price.
Banton Loch Feeder reservoir for the Forth and Clyde canal. Natural Brown Trout and stocked with Rainbow Trout The loch managed by the Kilsyth Fish Protection Association. Permit only £4 per day or £10 per season Permits can be purchased at the Swan Inn, Banton. The club have no website.
Castle Loch is a natural loch situated near of the village of Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, on the Lockerbie to Dumfries road and a few minutes from the M74. The loch takes its name from the ruins of 14th Century Lochmaben Castle situated on a promontory on the far side as seen form the main road. Castle Loch is legendary for bream with stories of massive individual fish and huge bags. There are also Roach, Perch, Eels, Tench and Carp. Tickets cost about £5 and must be purchased before fishing from the Post Office in the village. The loch fishes well throughout the year for Pike. For other coarse species, the venue is far better during the summer months.
Castle Semple is loch part of the Clyde Muirshiel Country Park. Lochwinnoch railway station is nearby. The water is large and also used for sailing and windsurfing. Permits can be purchased from the visitor centre, which has excellent car parking. Castle Semple Loch holds Roach, Perch, Eels and Pike.
One of the best coarse fishing venues in Ayrshire, with good bream, also carp, roach and perch. Operated by the local council with good parking & facilities a moderate walk to loch. Permits very reasonable. The loch has no website, their contact details are. Eglinton Country Park. Irvine. North Ayrshire. Tel: 01294 551776
Usually called Deans, this small reservoir is in a modern housing development a few minutes from the M8 about 45 minutes from Glagow. Access is via a gate on the main road to Livingston town centre. The gate is open from 8am until dusk. Parking near waterside. Tickets are available on the bank for about £4-. No keepnets, barbless hooks only.
This mile long reservoir holds Roach, Perch, Pike and Eels. No permit required. No details about access, any information would be welcome. Situated in Shotts North, Lanarkshire. There is no website for this loch.
The Forth and Clyde canal is over 40 miles long and runs from Bowling in the West to Grangemouth in the East. It holds Pike, Perch, Roach, Tench and Carp in good numbers. Central Scotland Coarse Angling Club control a stretch of the Forth and Clyde between Dullatur and Castlecary as part of the Lowland Canals Angling Partnership. There is also an inner city project where it is hoped that the stretch in Maryhill, Glasgow can be similarly stocked. We have day and season permits in stock.
This large shallow loch within a public park holds big Carp, also Pike, Perch, Roach, and Bream. Excellent parking and access. No permit required. Situated a few miles north of Glasgow on Cumbernauld Road.
Kilbirnie Loch is located in north Ayrshire and accessed from either the Beith to Kilbirnie Road (via an industrial estate) or by a private road from the Kilbirnie to Lochwinnoch road. It is stocked with Rainbow Trout and holds large stocks of Pike and Roach. The club have no website. Highly recommended.
A shallow loch in a public park well known for its big Perch, also Roach. Situated in Bearsden a few miles west of Glasgow. Any further information on access would be welcome.
The Lilly Loch is a Rainbow and Brown Trout fishery, located at Hillend near Airdrie. The season is from the beginning of March to the end of October. The loch is frequently stocked with Rainbow Trout, and occasionally Brown Trout. Good value.
Loch Ard is a large loch on the B829 from Aberfoyle, it contains Pike, Trout and large perch. Operated by the Foresrty commission, boat & bank fishing available. Boats can be launched at the Forest hills water sports centre who also issue permits.
Loch Arkaig lies on a single track road off the B8005 past Spean Bridge, the loch is about 12 miles long and holds Pike ,Trout , Char ,Ferox Trout. Permits are obtained by an Honesty box at Bunarkaig where the river Arkaig enters Loch Lochy there is a list of charges on the wall and you can pay by cash or cheque, a wild lonely loch in beautiful surroundings and should be visited.
Loch Awe is one of Scotland's largest fresh water lochs with Brown & Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Sea Trout and Char and coarse angling for Pike, Perch and Roach. Loch Awe is famous for its British Record for a wild Brownie of 31lb 11oz. There are some extremely large rainbows in the loch, escapees from the fish farm. The largest Pike caught in Loch Awe is 35lb.5oz. Any legal method of fishing is allowed, boat hire is available. Loch Awe Improvement Association issue permits for which can be obtained from us. The association have no website.
Situated in Perthshire Loch Earn is seven miles long and has a reputation for producing good numbers of moderately sized natural Brown Trout. In more recent years, the loch has had a yearly stocking of larger trout and Rainbow Trout escaped from the trout farm. Day and season permits are available from St Fillans post office and many local hotels. No website available.
Loch Lomond is about 30 minutes from Glasgow. The loch is about 26 miles long and up to 5 miles wide it can reach depths of 650 feet and is the largest body of fresh water in Britain. The loch is best known for its Salmon, Sea-Trout and Brown Trout but also holds a huge selection of coarse fish including Pike, Perch, Roach, Eel, Bream, Ruffe and Pollan which are protected and must be returned. Boat hire is also available. We supply permits for fishing Loch Lomond. Further reading look for Angling on Lomond by Bill McEwan.
Loch Lubnaig: Is part of the Forth-Teith water system and lies on the A84 it contains Salmon, Seatrout Trout, Perch and Char. Loch Lubnaig is famous for giant Perch. Permits are available from James Bayne in Callender.
Situated by the village of Lochfoot, which is signposted from the main Dumfries to Stranraer Road. Access can be difficult, the 2 main areas fished are the “school bank” and the “tower bank”.(because it has a water tower) The school bank is accessed via the village where cars can be parked on the main street. The tower bank, is accessed via the single track road which runs south of the crossroads at Lochfoot. Parking is in a lay by. The loch is quite shallow, weedy and snaggy and float fishing will be the best method. Fishing is free. Bream are the main species, mostly skimmers but plenty of them. Larger specimens present but are 'well educated' Roach,Perch & Roach/Bream hybrids are also present in large numbers. Pike anglers usually fish the tower bank.
Loch Scammadale lies 2˝ miles off the A816 Oban to Lochgilphead road, approx. 10 miles south of Oban. It is 1˝ miles long. A road runs along the northern shore of the loch which offers easy access to the loch and the ground is fairly level and firm. The natural brown trout average about three to the pound. There are occassional runs of Salmon and Sea-Trout throughout the year. Permits are reasonably priced and available locally (signposted). There is no website for this loch.
The River Annan is a productive and popular Salmon & Sea-Trout river, it is also home to a good stock of coarse fish including Chubb. This website is a perfect tool for planning a fishing trip to this lovely part of the country.
This lower part of the River Clyde is now very clean and can be fished upstream from the tidal gates at Glasgow Green to Dalmarnock Bridge. The river holds Dace, Roach, Bream, Perch, Pike and the occasional Chub and Barbel. The river is very deep, currents and flow can be extreme, access can be difficult, not suitable for children. No permit required.
We lease a stretch of the Clyde from Boat Bridge , Thankerton, to the Bower Pool at Roberton. Nine miles all in, this is made up of eighteen leases and we rely on the continuing goodwill of our landlords for the superb unspoilt surroundings and fishing. We lease almost all the fishing, both banks; unleased stretches are few and far between and marked. There is plenty of easy access and stiles, parking areas are all clearly marked. In the main it is Fly fishing, there is however one area, a large extended pool at Langholm where gravel was extracted from the river where spinning fishing is permitted after 1st may each year. We have a full time Bailiff who polices the water and is available to answer any queries members may have.
This great river runs through the heart of Glasgow. It may not be the most scenic of rivers, especially in the lower stretches but it is very productive for Salmon/Sea Trout and Brown Trout. The club has no website but we sell season tickets which are only £15- per year.
St Johns Loch. Situated in the very north of Scotland about 5 hours drive from Glasgow is stocked with indigenous trout, this is one of the famed Caithness alkaline lochs with a marl bottom. The most northerly mayfly hatch occurs in June when fishing can be excellent. Boat and bank fishing, there is a wheelie boat available. Prime condition wild fish up to 4 and 5 lbs are common. 4 boats available, permits from the Northern Sands Hotel, call 01845 851270. Run by the St Johns Loch Angling Improvement Association. Phone 01847 896956 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The permit entitles the holder to fish for Brown Trout & Grayling only, from Bothwell Bridge upstream with only a few exceptions. A huge stretch of productive river for £30- per season. Day & junior permits also available. Sadly they have no website or email. We do however sell the permits. A contact number can be supplied on request.