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Information on fishing in East Renfrewshire.

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Dams to Darnley Angling Club

To be successful the club needs the support of local and budding anglers. Please get in touch if you would like more information.

For generations the Barrhead dams have been a popular area for a spot of fishing. Recently Dams to Darnley Angling Club has formed to support local anglers.

It was decided by local users there was a need and desire to set up a formal club. The objectives of the club are; to improve angling, promote best practice in the sport and provide the opportunity for youth coaching.

Club events

in June and August of 2011 the club held events to promote membership at Waulkmill Glen Reservoir.  Anglers held demonstration set ups for catching different types of fish and there was free youth coaching available. The events are a good way to meet other club members and get some tips from our experts.  This spring the club is putting together a new programme of events for the 2012 season.

Types of Fish

There are several types of fish in the Barrhead dams. The most popular for anglers are pike, perch, roach and brown trout. The reservoirs are not stocked so if you are fishing at the Barrhead dams please practice catch and release so that another angler can enjoy the sport.

Where to fish in East Renfrewshire

There is a good fishing in East Renfrewshire with many lochs within easy reach of Glasgow. For information on where you can buy a ticket to fish go to:

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