Harelaw Trout Fishery


Station Rd, Neilston, Glasgow, Scotland G78 3EE, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Harelaw is a large shallow reservoir constructed in 1844 and located on the south-western side of Glasgow, to the south of Neilston, and close to Paisley. The trout fishing reservoir is also home to a good number of roach and perch. It covers 102 acres and features more than three miles of superb wading banks, four dam walls, and three islands.

With water reaching a maximum depth of 13 feet, a depth range that averages between 5 and 9 feet means that you can find fish nearly anywhere on the fishery. Because of its moorland setting, Harelaw is home to a wide diversity of birds and other animals.

Harelaw provides boat or bank anglers fishing with some of the best top-water fishing available anywhere in Scotland. The islands, small coves, and peninsulas provide excellent drifting and wading opportunities.

What size do the fish go to?

Perch up to 5 lbs, Roach up to 2 lbs, Brown Trout up to 9 lbs 8 oz. Rainbow Trout up to 12 lbs 12 oz, Blue Trout up to 14 lbs 12 oz, Tiger Trout up to 6 lbs, Brook Trout up to 5 lbs 8 oz

What tactics work well?

Float and Fly fishing

What facilities are on site?

Coffee shop

Tackle, bait and flies shop


Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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