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Relax in our Coffee Shop

Need we say more?. Chill out with a cup of coffee or tea and take in the beauty.

Image: Harelaw Trout Fishery - Young fisher caught trout
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Mission Statement

Welcome to Harelaw Trout Fishery and Coffee Shop

Built in 1844, Harelaw is a large shallow reservoir, extending to 102 acres and includes over 3 miles of superb wading banks, 4 dam walls, and three islands. An averaging depth of 5-9 feet ensures that fish can be found virtually anywhere on the fishery, with a maximum of 13ft of water. Harelaw’s moorland setting is also home to a variety of birds and wildlife.

Harelaw offers the boat or bank anglers some of the best top of the water fishing anywhere in Scotland. There are three islands and many shallow bays and peninsulas offering quality drifts and wading from both boat and bank. Harelaw is almost 600ft above sea level and fishing is best with a South Westerly wind with slightly overcast skies or into sunset. The Fishery is stocked weekly with grade 1 Rainbows and Blues from 2Ib upwards. A large head of natural wild brown trout are also present – caught in 2008 to over 7lbs and again in February 2009 to nearly 8lbs.

We Educate and Inspire

Seasonal Programme

What’s happening throughout the year.

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Fishing Tournament


Coaching Clinic

Image: Harelaw Trout Fishery - boats moored in the jetty

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Open Fishing Day



Active Fishers locally and beyond


Fishing competitions throughout the year. Check out our what's on page.

Curry Nights

Why not join us on our famous curry nights. You will be amazed at the quality of our curries.

Open to all

Open to all ages and skills. We have tution for beginners and a wealth of experience on hand from Ross and friends.

Convenient Location

Located just outside of Neilston and just 30 mins from Glasgow with easy access from the Stewarton Rd.

Let's Go Fishing

Did you know?

There are more than 38 million commercial and subsistence fisherman and fish farms in the world. Whether you are catching for sport or harvesting food, this skill dates back to the time of early civilization. Here are some good fisherman sayings that are perfect for the fell fisherman to enjoy.

Image: Harelaw Trout Fishery - Enjoy some food in the coffee shop
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Why visit Harelaw Trout Fishery?

No matter where you are in Scotland, from Canonbie to Cape Wrath, from Lerwick to Lanark, you will never be far from a trout. There are literally thousands of trout fishing waters in Scotland, 

Well, here at Harelaw you are not only faced with a brilliant place to fish we have some outstanding natural beauty right on the doorstep.

Before you start, when you finish, or even during, our Coffee Shop will provide you with good food and hot or cold drinks at prices you can afford.

What more could you ask for?


A few words from our vistors and fishers

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.

Thank you Ross and Sylwia for a great time at the fishery

We just love visiting Harelaw Trout Fishery, not only for the fishing but also for the warm and welcoming attention that you receive from the hosts themselves. The food is really good and homely with an excellent choice and prices you really would be surprised at. We love the fact that all of the fresh produce served is from local suppliers. What more can you ask for? It really is worth a visit.

- Donald Murdoch

Just a few Amazing comments

Phyllis Coffield
Phyllis Coffield
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Fabulous little haven. Great food and great prices and great service. Very relaxing wee place.
Maria Parker
Maria Parker
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An absolute gem of a place, lovely coffee and food with a very friendly relaxed atmosphere, sitting looking over the water with your latte is just perfect peace. 😍
Vanessa Hutchison
Vanessa Hutchison
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Such a lovely, friendly space for a bite to eat and a breather!
Kenny McClymont
Kenny McClymont
Local Guide
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Great management, great scenery and great quality fishing. Can't ask for more
Maggie Wong
Maggie Wong
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I love my walks. Most days I walk up Neilston pads and end up at the fishery for a lovely cup of tea and bacon roll served by smiling Sylwia. Nothing is ever too much trouble. A smashing place to go.

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Arthur Webb Via Facebook

Looks fab Ross. What a job you've done. Would just want to come for a shot on the boats.

Tracey Di Bona Via Facebook

How did I not know about this place? It looks lovely.

Colin Balfour Via Facebook

Some of the best quality fighting fish around

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