Close Season

Harlaw and Threipmuir are now closed, no fishing is allowed on either reservoir. We open again on the 1st of April 2019.

The July prize draw took place at Harlaw reservoir in the bailiff's bothy on 1st August, the winner is Mr B Laidlaw, Edinburgh, permit number 26044, the draw was made by Ronnie Robinson MAA member and the box held Jim McComb MAA member and Boss Bailiff.

Tee prize draw this month was 'photo bombed' by a small white cat/dog creature (the one on the left).

Stevie Borwick landed this fantastic 6-7lb rainbow during a July Sunday afternoon session at Harlaw. The fish took an Olive Dancer fly, and was returned alive.

There was a bonus stocking of approximately 50 large fish (6 to 12lb) in June. The fish have remained largely uncaught due to the hot weather and hard fishing conditions. They should be well dispersed in the reservoir now so that next hit could be something really special.

Earlier in the month 9lb 14oz fish was also landed.

Thanks to everyone who made it along to the open day. By all accounts it was a great day, thanks to those who could spare their time and expertise to make it a success. Journalist Nigel Duncan was in attendance and has supplied us with some great candid photographs and interviews that were recorded for Crystal FM. Head Bailiff Jim McComb was on the BBQ (not literally, he was the chef) and took donations for £100 for Kids Love Clothes, a charity for which he volunteers. Many of our members gave up their time to provide fly tying information, casting instruction and general information.

Keep reading for sound bites, photos and a video.

This month the completed catch return winner is Mr J Muir of Edinburgh - thank you for completing your return. Mr Muir has already been in touch and his planning to take up his free day permit very soon.

For the last couple of years the job of drawing the lucky permit has always fallen on two individuals, the box holder and the permit picker. Les Ramage, season permit holder, has torn up the rule book for this months draw and managed to complete both tasks alone! Cheers Les!

Balerno Village Trust are hosting their AGM and open evening on Wednesday 27th June 2018, 7 to 9pm at the St Joseph's Centre, Balerno. Anyone interested in the future plans for Harlaw House is welcome to attend. There will be a presentation, refreshments and chance to discuss the project. Sam Foster appointed architect for the project will be at the open evening. 

Balerno Village Trust are investigating leasing Harlaw House Visitor Centre from Edinburgh City Council to improve facilities and develop or expand the services offered.