Here's Malleny AA club secretary, Alan Holbrook, almost breaking into a full blow grin after catching this beautiful rainbow trout from just off the end of the Harlaw dam wall. Alan was fishing a floating line, the fish taking a perl back diawl bach. The fish was 9 to 10lb and made a great account of itself before being safely returned. Thanks to Scotty Abbott for the picture.

Day permits are available for the reservoirs at £25. This covers fishing from 8am to an hour after dusk (latest 11pm) - stay all day or fish a 'split shift'. You can catch and release all the fish you like on barbless hooks and take up to four home.