The Walton Angling Club

I am particularly looking forward to giving The White Cart a bash this year, another tributary of the River Clyde.

Wikipedia says:

The White Cart Water originates near Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire, where it flows north to Busby before entering the southern suburbs of Glasgow at Cathcart. Here, the river turns west, flowing through Pollokshaws and cutting through Pollok Country Park before leaving Glasgow at Crookston, where it is joined by the Levern Water. From Crookston, the river crosses into Renfrewshire and flows through the farmlands of Hawkhead, parallel with the Paisley Canal Railway line; on entering the town of Paisley, the river crosses under a number of roads, through bridges and covered aqueducts, to emerge in the town centre at Paisley Abbey. It then passes under Gauze Street, Paisley Shopping Centre and Paisley Gilmour Street railway station; emerging from a wide, high arched red sandstone bridge at Sneddon Street. From there it flows, mostly hidden from view, towards Glasgow International Airport and Renfrew.

The part of the river that I shall be fishing is owned by the Walton Angling Club which was established over 100 years ago by some wealthy businessmen from the city of Glasgow. The club manages approximately five miles of the White Cart Water as well as the fishing rights of the Earn Water, which is a small tributary.

The club has a lovely website with an active forum and I am looking forward to exploring its little nooks and crannies.


  1. Derek · February 9, 2007

    I was wanting to start fishing in the cart that runs by the airport. What is there to catch in that part and is a permit required for this stretch? Anything you could tell me would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers, Derek.

  2. Alistair · February 9, 2007

    Hi Derek – I reckon it is the Abercorn club that runs that stretch – check out

  3. Paul R · February 9, 2007

    Have you managed to get any fishing done on this water Alistair? How did you get on?

  4. Alistair · February 9, 2007

    Hi Paul – I took out a permit on it last year – a very well managed little part of the river. Sadly, I only fished it a few times due to time constraints though – caught lots of small trout although to be fair I only fished it in very low water.

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