Here's Balerno school boy 10 year old Lachlan with one of two Rainbows caught during a short session on Harlaw reservoir this weekend. Both fish fell to a Kate McKlaren fly. Lachlan said the fish were really hard fighting.

Paying permit holders can take one under 16 year old to fish with them for free. They even get there own 2 fish catch limit before having to fish catch and release! If you do take a junior fishing please ensure they have the correct tackle and follow the usual rules of the club. Novice casters should consider wearing hats and eye protection.


August Fly Fishing Ticket Winner

The August 2017 prize draw winner is Mr King of Edinburgh day permit number 18143.

Mr King has won a free day permit to fish on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs near Edinburgh, Scotland. To be in with a chance of winning a free permit please remember to hand in your completed catch return at the end of each day fishing at MAA waters.

The picture shows  the prize draw box being held expertly held by Duty bailiff Eddie Hiroz, winning permit was draw by Alistair Proudfoot, MAA member. The draw took place on Friday 1st September 2017.

Congratulations Mr King!

September is off to a good start with some nice fish to around 3lb 8oz. Pictures show regular G. P. Goh and a second timers, father and son, team Lewis with a couple of fine rainbows. Stocking of Rainbow and Blue Trout takes place regularly at Harlaw throughout the season.

On Sunday evening Andre arrived at Harlaw with his family and some brand new fishing kit. After some casting instruction and the gift of a couple of flies from Mark, the duty bailiff, Andre caught his first Rainbow. 

As you can see from the picture, Andre and his son were both delighted. 

Prize draw winner for July is Mr MacSkimming of Lanark, permit number 20711. Day permit angler Vincent Pastor picked the permit and bailiff Jim McComb held the prize draw box.

Each completed catch return gets entered into a monthly draw. If you would like to be in with a chance to win a free days fly fishing at Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs, Edinburgh - make sure you hand the bailiff your completed catch return when you leave the water.