Coarse Fishing on the Scottish Lowland Canals


~ Forth & Clyde Canal. Pike, Roach, Perch, Tench, Common Bream, Gudgeon, Ruffe, Carp, Eel
Union Canal. Pike, Roach, Perch, Tench, Dace, Common Bream, Silver Bream, Ruffe
Any method 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).
INFO The 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 canal.
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 possible 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!
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