The Castle Angling Club controls fishing on both banks of the Black Cart Water. The river runs for some six miles from its source in the Castle Semple Loch catchment, near Lochwinnoch, to it's confluence with the River Gryffe at the "Junction Pool" which is located between Glasgow Airport and the M8 motorway. On it's way, it skirts Howwood, Johnstone and Linwood. Most parts of the river are freely accessible.
The Black Cart consititutes part of the Clyde system and as well as indigeneous brown trout and coarse fish species, it increasingly enjoys substantial runs of migratory sea trout and Atlantic salmon. Brown trout levels are maintained by means of a twice-yearly stocking of prime quality mature brown trout.
New Member (Adult) - Annual £45.00
New Member (Junior) - Annual £12.00
Senior Citizen - Annual £12.00
Day Permit (Adult) £8.00
Day Permit (Junior) £5.00
For permit sales please visit
Rods and Reels
17 High Street
Or call 01505 337601 for more information.
The Kelvin’s total length is 34 kilometres from its source at Wyndford to its confluence with the Clyde at Partick.The river offers a remarkable variety of fishing opportunities due to its length and nature – starting as a meandering stream crossing flood plains and ending as a dramatic river that runs through a wooded gorge through one of the UK’s largest and most industrialised cities
For a century its weirs and dams impeded the spawning salmon and the waste from industry killed all invertebrates and trout.
However, the river now teems with life – the Salmon are returning and good trout can be caught along its whole lengh.
A permit is required for the entire river – no section is excluded – the boundary extends approx a half mile below the mouth of the Kelvin and up to Dalmarnock Bridge on the Clyde.
Season permits are available at Glasgow Angling Centre, and online through www.fishkelvin.com. Currently the cost is £55 per season for existing members with concessions for people who are disabled or pensioners (£45). For new members the permit is £75 (concession £65)
Under 18s can fish for free as long as they are with an adult member who has a permit. Any under 18 (who wants to fish without an accompanying member) can obtain a permit for free, they must complete the form on the website.
Busby Angling Association has a Crown Salmon Lease for the middle stretch of the White Cart Water a belated tributary of the Clyde. Our lease extends from the weir just before the village of Waterfoot downstream to the road bridge at Crookston at Rosshall: that is approximately 9 miles both banks. As part of the same lease we also have, approximately, 4 miles of the Levern Water from the weir at Gateside downstream to its confluence with the Cart at Crookston plus all tributaries. eg Auldhouse Burn, Brock Burn, Broom Burn, Capelrig Burn, Kittoch Water and Thortonhall Burn.
There are 3 game species of fish in our waters, salmon, sea and brown trout as well as coarse fishes however the Association does not allow for coarse fishing within the river.
All legal methods are acceptable however the Association does not like set lining and insists that a) only one rod is to be used b) this must be hand held at all times and c) set lining is not appreciated nor is any form of ground baiting.
Membership season permits are available from Roddy Finnie eg by emailing or telephone 07904332868 or via our Facebook Page White Cart Angling.
Alternatively you can buy a non member permit from Village News, Busby, Cathcart Mini Market, Cathcart, Tackle and Guns, Pollokshaws Road, Inex Store, Victoria Road all Glasgow.
Note: season permits bought directly from the Association ie via myself or our Facebook Page, will automatically make you a member however if buying from a shop then you will be a non member. Also the membership permit is £5 cheaper.
Contact: Roddy Finnie, Secretary Flat 2/1 14, Brisbane Street Glasgow G42 9HX Tel: 07904 332868 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Adult £30,
Unemployed Students or Disabled £20
Non Member Season:
Adult Working £35
Unemployed Students or Disabled £20
Junior Free Day permits £7 (All juniors seeking a free permits must contact Secretary)
Other information is printed on the permit and we insist that all permit buyers read their permit as ignorance will not be accepted as an excuse.
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