Coarse Fishing on the
Scottish Lowland Canals
- Forth & Clyde
Roach, Perch, Tench, Common Bream, Gudgeon, Ruffe, Carp, Eel
Union Canal. Pike, Roach, Perch, Tench, Dace, Common
Bream, Silver Bream, Ruffe
coarse fishing. TWO RODS MAX, THREE MAX WHEN PIKE FISHING. Fishing
from tow path side ONLY. No fishing within 25 metres of any lock
or swing bridge.
Permits from LCAPS (Lowland Canal Angling Partnership Scotland)
C/o British Waterways, Lowland Canals. Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk.
Tel: 01324 671217. Their office is now located at the Falkirk
Wheel complex. Yearly permit (from date of issue) adults £15
Juveniles £3 (2005).
most promising area is currently Bonnybridge to Kirkintilloch
on the Forth & Clyde Canal as this was re-stocked
as recently as November 2003.
Castlecary Bridge (locks 18,19), Located off the A803
at Longcroft, turn onto Cumbernauld Road next to the Longcroft
Arms pub, follow road down to the canal bridge (dead end), ample
parking near to canal.
Wyndford Bridge (lock 20), Again located off A803 between
Banknock and Auchincloch, junction not easy to find, some parking
possible near to canal.
Craigmarloch Bridge, Take the road to Dullatur off the
A803. Quiet, rural location with small public car park next to
Auchinstarry Bridge, very busy area but some parking available
and canal access.
Twechar Swing Bridge, Again a busy area but some parking
available with canal access.
Tintock/Twechar, South, Access to this area is from the
A803 also, a small turning off this road leads to a tunnel UNDER
the canal (by car) onto a single track road the end of which
leads to another tow path to Twechar, limited parking is possible
on the grass verge (JUST!) at the end of this road.
- Disabled access may be possible to
some locations such as Craigmarloch Bridge, however some gates
may cause restrictions.
- Numerous other
locations and access points are possible both on the Forth &
Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, and if you enjoy walking the
possibilities are unlimited!
Constructed and maintained by: Richard Paylor - BRORA. Revised
Text images & layout - Copyright © Richard L. Paylor
- 1998 - 2005