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  1. Scotland
  2. Clyde
  3. Where to fish

Where to fish

The river flows 106 miles from its source near Beattock Summit to the Firth of Clyde firstly through open countryside in the upper Clyde valley then the populated urban areas south of Glasgow and the city centre.

The Clyde begins as the Daer Water which flows north from Daer Reservoir in the Lowther Hills of South Lanarkshire. A number of small streams, the Potrail Water and Clydes Burn run into the Daer above Elvanfoot to become the River Clyde. On its course the river flows past the villages of Crawford, Abington and Libberton where the Medwin Water enters the Clyde from the west at The Meetings. Below this junction the river flows west, then southwest to Hyndford Bridge. Downstream of the bridge the Douglas Water joins the river which then flows northwest to Bonnington Linn and Corra Linn known as the Falls of Clyde. Below Corra Linn the Stonebyers Falls west of Kirkfieldbank bar the passage of migratory fish to the upper river, however trout and grayling fishing above the falls is excellent.

Downstream of the falls the river flows northwest to be joined by the River Nethan just below Crossford at Nethanfoot. It then flows past the towns of Wishaw and Motherwell where the Avon Water joins the river at Ross House, then follows a circuitous route alongside Strathclyde Loch, past Bothwell and Uddingston enter the Clyde Estuary west of Glasgow.

Upper Clyde.

With a surface area of 270 square miles Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, and lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty with high mountain ranges on either side.

Below Arden the loch quickly narrows to it's outfall at Balloch and the River Leven. The narrow northern end of the loch has depths of over 500 feet but as it widens it becomes shallower and many islands, some of which a large, are a feature at it's southern end. The loch is fed by a number of small burns and two rivers, the most significant being the Endrick.

The Endrick Water or River Endrick is a river which flows into the eastern end of Loch Lomond, Scotland.

It's drainage basin covers a large part of the west of Stirling District. The Burnfoot Burn rising on the southern slopes of the Gargunnock Hills and the Backside Burn rising on the eastern slopes of the Fintry Hills combine to form the Endrick Water which flows south before turning sharply westwards at the foot of the western dam of Carron Valley Reservoir.

The river flows through Strathendrick, the village of Fintry and past Balfron and Drymen before entering Loch Lomond.

River Endrick in winter

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