10/03/2017 - Opening Week Update
Good turn out for the opening weekend, plus season ticket renewal information. Read More
04/03/2017 - LOCH NOW OPEN FOR FISHING!!!
The 2017 fishing season at the Lilly Loch begins today! Read More
06/02/2017 - Information For The New Season
Competition dates, members meetings dates and other information. Read More
27/01/2017 - SEASON TICKET SALES NIGHT
Tuesday 14th February, Springfield Community Centre, Clarkston. Read More
17/12/2016 - Happy 90th Birthday Danny Wilson
Birthday wishes to our long standing club member. Read More
Welcome to Lillyloch.co.uk, the website of Clarkston Angling Club.
Since being Established in 1982, we have ran The Lilly Loch, which is located at Hillend, just 10 minutes drive from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. The loch is a popular trout fishing location amongst many local anglers, and is conveniently situated for those anglers travelling from other areas throughout the central belt by road or rail.
The loch is stocked regularly throughout the season with rainbow trout and can be fished using a number of methods. Boats are also available for fly fishing, along with a section of the loch which is dedicated to fly anglers.
We hope that this website provides you with all the information you need about Clarkston Angling Club and fishing at The Lilly Loch, such as how to find us, ticket prices, competition dates and fishing methods. If you have any further questions, please use our Enquiries page, and we will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.
Tight Lines, Clarkston Angling Club.
*** REMINDER - RULES OF THE LOCH ***
Can we draw the attention of ALL ANGLERS - day ticket, season ticket holders and members - to the following:
The Brown Trout season began on March 15th, which means that livebaits such as maggots and worms can now be used and the burn is now also open to fly anglers. This will remain the case until October 6th when the Brown Trout season comes to an end.
In other words; when fishing outwith these dates, the use of LIVEBAITS is NOT PERMITTED, and FLY FISHING IN THE BURN is NOT PERMITTED.
A brief summary of the loch rules are below. Please familiarise yourself with these:
No Livebaits before March 15th and after October 6th.
No fishing in the burn before March 15th and after October 6th.
The bag limit is 4 fish.
No catch and release when bait fishing.
Fishing in the burn is by fly rod only, no catch and release and there is a 2 fish bag limit. Once 2 fish are caught, the angler must then move to the main body of the loch where a further 2 fish can be caught.
When spinning, you can catch and release until you kill your first fish. All fish caught thereafter must be killed.
When fly fishing, you can catch and release until you kill your first fish. All fish caught thereafter must be killed.
Only one rod fishing at a time.
A spinning/bait rod and fly rod may be assembled, however the rod not in use must be pointed away from the loch.
Club members and season ticket holders who do not abide by these rules will jeopardise their membership/ticket.