Busby (White Cart Improvement) Angling Association

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The Fishings

Seven miles (middle stretch) of the White Cart Water; from waterfoot downstream to Crookstone.
Four miles (lower stretch) of the Leven Water from Gateside/Barrhead to Crookston (all tributaries).


By car 10 to 15 minutes south of Glasgow; bus takes slightly longer. From 2 to 7 miles from the city centre.


Salmon, sea & brown trout


Salmon and sea trout between 11th February and 31st October: both dates inclusive except when they fall on Sundays.

Brown trout 15th March to 6th October inclusive.

Coarse fishing not permitted at any time.

Additional Information

Days out arranged to other waters. Guidance/instruction for new members, beginners or visitors by arrangement with the Secretary. Full Membership gained through buying a season permit – no joining fees. Rules are printed on the permits. Permits must be purchased before approaching  the water. Warranted Bailiffs have their powers of search, seizure and arrest.

Heaviest reported (verified) salmon – 11 lbs,
sea trout – 6 lbs, brown trout – 5.5 lbs

Contact Information

Mr. Roderick Robert Finnie,Secretary,Busby (White Cart Improvement) Angling Association200/4, Sandiefield Road,


G5 0BL

NB new address from November 2009:

Flat 2/1, 14 Brisbane Street, Cathcart,
Glasgow G44.

Telephone:07904 332868 (Mobile – evenings best)



Permits must be purchased before commencing to fish.
Day Tickets£5.00
Season TicketsAdult £25.00O.A.P’s £20.00Junior (under 16), Unemployed, Students £15.00

Available From

Anglers RendezvousShelttleston Rd, Glasgow
Tackle & GunsPollokshaws RdGlasgow
Wine CellarMain St. Busby, Glasgow
Cartvale (pub)Main St. Busby, Glasgow
Drake CafeCastlemilk, Glasgow
Michael Marr with an 11 lb SalmonMichael Marr with an 11 lb SalmonBill Nicholl with a 4 lb Brown Trout

Bill Nicholl with a 4 lb Brown Trout

15 comments to Busby (White Cart Improvement) Angling Association

  • George

    Anyone know the cart well near the linn or buzby cathcart..
    my brothers been tightlines with fly for 40 years myself is just a few months .. is there anypart ideal for fly.. appreciate this as hes just getting a hip and cant travel well this is local.. thanks.

  • James ferguson

    Was fishing the white cart in Glasgow yesterday again. Got this on a home made angel wing spinner in rosshall park biggest fish I have personally caught all year. Nice sea trout along with decent browns on a tazmanian devil. All the hours have paid off

  • Gary

    I was going to start fishing at the river whitecart at the normandy hotel when it meets black cart and 1mile from clyde whats the chances of catching any fish here i only live 2 mins away and theres nice spots to do it thnx and all advice will help 🙂

  • S

    2lb brown trout cought at waterfoot with worm last week, fishing been good.

    To jim25 comment below, I don’t think that’s correct, think permit is needed for all waters, contact Robert Finnie by phone , number is above, he will keep you correct.

  • jim25

    i heard that you can fish in the parks of glasgow without a permit can anybody tell me if this is true or not thanks.

  • s

    whats the best rig/set up up to be using on the river?

  • scotty D

    hi im new to flyfishing and have been looking for somewhere to fish close to me . where in crookston dose the fishing start ,if you could let me know it would a big help because im thinking of buying a season ticket for 2013

    • david fisher

      you would be better to text the chap about this info as i posted on here and did not get a reply so text the mr r finnie i think it start from the bridge in busby and go`s down stream from there oh and the year fee is£30.00 and not 25.00 as this site says i dont think he is on this site much
      hope this helps

  • brandon

    just an inquiry on the trout and salmon fishings available, how productive are they compared to the river leven and the river endick which is where i usually fish but im finding the fishing there now poor for to much money .plus i only manage to get out the odd sat morning now so its financially silly for me to spend lots of money for a permit i dont use for most of the year .

  • rami

    hi there
    i want to to come with my firers to fishing can i know the time i hope e maill me fast is u can
    thank you

  • david fisher

    hi am new to fly fishing looking for info on place to fish ,
    could you confirm the day cost and season fee and if i could get a pass for a sunday fishing as i work mon-sat and any rules i may need to know

  • Jimmy

    Hi . If you go to the drake cafe and get a permit .they will lend you the tools you need for free . They also offer fishing day trips when the suns out .

  • shahrzad sharif

    Hi There
    I am interested in fishing,although i havn’t done it before.but i do like to get a membership and start fishing.is there anybody to help me and guide me and also do i need to get my own tools or i can borrow them at the sight.
    Kind Regards
    shahrzad sharif

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