Head along the Forth and Clyde for some canal fishing. Species
include roach, bream, rudd, gudgeon, carp and particularly tench.
Perch, pike, trout and eels are also present.
Get started with a spot of canal fishing. Roach and perch are
the most common species throughout the canal, and can easily be
caught using maggots, pinkies, worms or bread as hookbait. Great
beginners' fishing experience.
Check our Canal Works &
Boater's Updates page for details of current canal and towpath
works along the Forth & Clyde Canal.
The canal is especially noted for its tench. Carp
approaching a colossal 20lb in weight have been recorded, and
Firhill Basin in Glasgow is the noted hotspot for this species. The
current Scottish Carp record of 34lb 12oz was captured on the Forth
& Clyde Canal in May 2010. Pike are present on most sections of
Need to know
Only fish from the towpath side of the canal. Stay at least 25
metres from any lock or swing bridge. 2 rods max or 3 for pike
fishing. Tackle shops and angling clubs can all offer good local
advice and help you get the best out of your fishing. Remember that
all fish caught must be returned alive.
In order to go fishing on the Forth & Clyde Canal,
membership with the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling is
Try the stretch from Bonnybridge to Kirkintilloch.
Become a member today...
Did you know that Canal Season Tickets are free with the SFCA's Annual Individual Membership? At only £5 for an adult annual membership you can also help support and protect the future of coarse angling in Scotland.