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Barcraigs Reservoir

A reservoir crossing the boundary between Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire, Rowbank is located 2 miles (3 km) south southwest of Howwood and 2½ miles (4 km) southeast of Beith. It was opened in 1916 immediately to the west of the existing Rowbank Reservoir by Paisley Corporation Water Works to supply drinking water to the town. Retained by an earth embankment dam, the reservoir covers an area of 102.5 ha (253 acres). Today the pair are recorded on the Ordnance Survey map as Barcraigs Reservoir and are owned and operated by Scottish Water. Together, they support a well-established recreational fishery, with brown, rainbow and blue trout, together with perch and pike, which is managed by the Rowbank Angling Club.


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