Lanark Loch is a public park lake of about twenty acres located next to the racecourse on the edge of Lanark. It was the first water in Scotland to receive significant stocks of modern mirror carp. The lake has experienced a massive fish kill in the past, but the Scottish Carp Group (SCG) has invested heavily in restocking the loch. Lanark Loch has tench, including specimens over 6lbs, a large head of roach to specimen sizes, perch, and a few pike. The lake operates on a catch and release basis, and night fishing is allowed only for SCG members and Lanark-only season ticket holders.
What size do the fish go to?
Lanark Loch has tench over 6lbs, a large head of roach to specimen sizes, perch, and a few pike.
What tactics work well?
Specific tactics are not mentioned, but anglers can try different techniques based on the variety of species present in the loch.
What facilities are on site?
No specific facilities are mentioned, but Lanark Loch is located within a public park.
Is parking available?
Cars should not be taken to the lochside, as it is a public park. No specific parking information is provided, but anglers should park in designated areas outside the park and not block any paths.