1st to 15th May 2019

Rainbow/Blue trout : taken 141 : returned 292 : total 433

Brown trout : taken 4 : returned 79 : total 83

Total fish caught : 516

Total number of anglers: 293

The numbers are as accurate as possible, all anglers must complete a catch return, but sometimes there are errors or omissions.

From the 1st May to the end of August you can fish from 5pm on a reduced price evening permit. The cost is £15 with a two fish limit or £10 catch and release. Any paying angler can bring a junior angler, aged under 16, for free. You can buy a permit online, at the Balerno Post Office, or at the bailiff's bothy. Please remember that you must always sign in with the bailiff on duty before fishing, even if you have a permit purchased online or at the post office.

Another season, another month, another winner! The prize draw box has been dusted off and filled up with all the catch returns from April. In the photo you can see bailiff, Les Williams, is taking the picking duties pretty seriously whilst duty bailiff, Nigel Duncan, holds the box single handed! The winner is Mr Hamilton, permit number 0147. Mr Hamilton has won an all day catch and release permit worth £15. On his visit in late April he returned 8 fish, so I'm sure he'll be keen to come back.

Visiting the bailiff before and after fishing and completing a catch return is compulsory, and if that's not incentive enough, every completed catch return - even a blank - stands a chance of winning a free permit.

15th to 30th April 2019

Rainbow/Blue trout : taken 230 : returned 350 : total 580

Brown trout : taken 7 : returned 237 : total 244

Total fish caught : 824

Total number of anglers: 306

The numbers are as accurate as possible, all anglers must complete a catch return, but sometimes there are errors or omissions.

Great returns here. That is an average of 2.7 fish per angler per visit. The weather has been up and down, cooler days have produced, generally, less fish. Anecdotal feedback suggests lots of fish still falling to lures. 

I'll be posting catch returns this year as I receive them from our general secretary.

1st to 14th April 2019

Rainbow/Blue trout : taken 154 : returned 294 : total 448

Brown trout : taken 2 : returned 24 : total 26

Total fish caught : 474

Total number of anglers: 309

The numbers are as accurate as possible, all anglers must complete a catch return, but sometimes there are errors or omissions.