Loch Libo

Brief description of fishery:

Loch Libo lies adjacent to the village of Uplawmoor on the main Barrhead to Irvine road. It is at the end of a fairly narrow valley containing a small burn and seems to have been formed by collapsed mine workings. Depths, however, are not substantial, generally around four feet with a silty bottom in most areas. The loch is owned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and around half of the bank area is a nature reserve and out of bounds to anglers.SCG members have exclusive access to fishing, although you may see the occasional birdwatcher from SWT on the water. Carp stocks are fairly light but well established, and there are fish to 20lb+. In addition, there is also tench and roach are present, though not in the numbers that were found up to the eighties. There is also a big head of perch and some pike, the largest of which have been caught to just under twenty pounds.

​Anglers MUST use the level crossing for access to the loch & please take care when doing so.

Special Rules for this fishery:

• Access is via the level crossing only; members must not cross the railway line at any other point. Fishing from permissible areas only. (See water guide on website).


The loch is located next to the town of Uplawmoor, about 4.5 miles southwest of Barrhead on the A736.

Access & Parking

Approached from Barrhead, the reserve is on the right about 0.6 miles after Shillford. Park in the layby. Satnav set to G78 4DG will take you to the Level Crossing at the railway.



  • Common Carp
  • Mirror Carp
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Roach