Eglinton Loch


Kilwinning, Ayrshire KA13 7QU, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The people living in and around Ayrshire consider Eglinton Country Park their most treasured open space. This hidden gem in the Garnock valley between Kilwinning and Irvine offers something pleasurable to every visitor. Situated in the vicinity of the ruins of Eglinton Castle, the park covers 400 hectares. Fishing in the magnificent Eglinton Loch is one of the activities enjoyed at the park.

The loch at Eglinton Country Park offers anglers a picturesque location to cast their lines with 18 fishing pegs spread across the 6.5-hectare loch and a substantial stock of bream, roach, rudd, perch, tench, and pike. There are also low stocks of large carp, which are harder to catch. In the past, some carp caught were in the low to mid-20s, with rumors of others in their 30s.

The water is accessible all year long, and anglers even have the option of fishing at night. Several spots are off limits to visitors because aquatic birds nest and feed there. The fishing policy is catch-and-release only.

What size do the fish go to?

Roach and Perch up to 2lbs, Bream 10lbs, Tench 8lbs, Pike 25lbs, Carp low to mid 20s.

What tactics work well?

There are not very many of carp around, but if you want to catch them, the best time of year to do so is in the summer because they are so difficult to hook. If you pre-bait with high visual boilies that weigh up to 5 kilograms, you will increase your chances of catching a carp. If you want to have a productive day of fishing, pellet works best for tench and bream, and possibly carp as well. Maggots and worms are always the first best baits. Pike, on the other hand, are best caught using dead baits as lures.

What facilities are on site?


Toilet block

Picnic area


Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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