Following the slightly destructive and certainly impressive downpour earlier this week the reservoirs are full and overflowing. Unfortunately the deluge and recent sun hasn't been good for the fishing - its really hard fishing this week.
Harlaw is to the top of the banks and you'll find your back cast severely hampered. We've temporarily stopped fishing from the dam wall as this area is very close to the path. We expect fishing to be available there later next week as the level drops. The south shore of Harlaw is heavily wooded and there is shade and deep water close in. Wellies would be a good idea, but wading would be dangerous as the banks really drop away steeply. You should be able to cover plenty of fish by roll casting. However, they are very difficult at the moment.
We expect conditions to improve as the colour drops out of the water and the returns to normal. The levels of the reservoirs are managed for various purposes, such as flood prevention and energy generation, see Harlaw Hydro. Due to active management we've seen a drop of about a foot over the last 4 days.
Harlaw, looks pretty when its full, but the fishing can be a challenge!