Brief description of fishery:
Lanark Loch is a public park lake of about twenty acres next to the racecourse on the edge of Lanark. It was the first water in Scotland to receive significant stocks of “modern” mirror carp. Several hundred were introduced in the early seventies and prospered in the succeeding years. Many Scottish carp anglers grew up with Lanark as their first serious experience of the sport, and multiple catches were the order of the day. Sadly there was a massive fish kill in the mid-eighties when park staff accidentally drained most of the water, and all but about thirty fish from the original population were lost. The SCG has invested heavily in new stock for Lanark Loch over the years. Lanark also has tench – including some specimens in excess of 6lb – and a large head of roach to specimen sizes, perch, and few pike.
ALL FISH TO BE RETURNED TO WATER ALIVE, CATCH & RELEASE ONLY
Only SCG members & Lanark only season ticket holders are allowed to night fish.
Lanark Loch Day Tickets, (TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE FISHING)
Adults £6 – 3 rods max, Junior (under 16) & OAP’s £2 – 3 rods max
Day Only 7 am – 9 pm, NO NIGHT FISHING
Available from the following-
D & A Weir (The Paper Shop) , 75 Wellgate, Lanark, ML11 9DS, Open 5 am Mon-Sun, Tel: 01555 661956
West Lothian Angling, Unit 10, Nasmyth Court, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5EG, Tel: 01506 202066
South Lanarkshire Lifestyles, Thomas Taylor Avenue, Lanark, ML11 7DG, Tel: 01555 666800
Tickets are no longer available from the South Lanarkshire Council Q&A Office, Lanark, South Vennel.
Special Rules for this fishery:
- Cars should not be taken to loch side at all as it is a public park.
- Do not block any paths.
- No alcohol.
Lanark Loch is situated 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) southeast of Lanark town center. The nearest postcode to assist in directing you to the loch is ML11 9BJ
Access & Parking
Lanark Loch has very good parking access as the venue is a public park. Follow the postcode ML11 9BJ and this will lead to one of several parking areas overlooking the loch. Cars can be left overnight and are best parked at the hotel end which is usually well lit by street lighting.
- Common Carp
- Mirror Carp