The Harelaw Dam is one of three significant water bodies on the Levern Water located close to the SW boundary of East Renfrewshire, the others being the Long Loch and the Commore Dam.
The dam receives a rivulet running 1¼ furlong northward out of Long Loch.
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 welcome seasoned fishermen/women from experts to those fishing for the first time and are open to anyone wishing to fish at our facility.
We offer a full range of hot food and drinks in the coffee shop, a free fish processing service, and sell a range of fishing essentials in the coffee shop area. A car park area is adjacent to Harelaw Trout Fishing but please note* owners park at their own risk.
– Scottish Youth Team
The best cook ever
Alba and Lucy
Well as you can see, we are a fairly compact team to take care of you all however, we have an amazing group of people around us who like nothing better to offer advice and help whenever it is needed. Just remember though, you might get plenty of conversations about who caught the biggest fish. 🙂