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High Dam

The uppermost of three small reservoirs which were built to provide water to power corn and cotton mills in Eaglesham (East Renfrewshire). Extending to 1.4 ha (3.5 acres) and only 2.4m (8 feet) deep, the water supports a commercial recreational fishery for rainbow, blue and brown trout. Supporting a fishery on and off from the 1930s, the reservoir was stocked with brown trout from Loch Leven in 1960, some of which remain. The current enterprise opened in 2009. The lowest of the chain is Picketlaw Reservoir which is now used to supply drinking-water but the other, the Mid Dam, has been drained.


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