Closed Season! Harlaw and Threipmuir are now closed, no fishing is allowed on either reservoir. We open again on the 1st of April 2021.

The weather through May and June was changeable, to say the least, and we had everything from cold winds and rain to bright sunny days. There was, however, plenty of fly life hatching and the weather did not affect the fishing as the trout took everything from lures to dry flies. There was a good hatch of Mayfly, Sedges and Buzzers and the odd Mayfly was still hatching well in to July.

The quality of the rainbow and blue trout has been outstanding. They have been hard fighting and also good to eat as we found out at the open day on Sunday 26th June with Rab Boyd, our resident chief, cooking delicious trout with his great sauces.

I have had many reports of both members and day permit anglers catching and returning many trout at one visit to Harlaw and also reports of some big trout being taken.


There has been a dramatic change to the fishing at Threipmuir this season! Members have reported to me that they have taken 8 or 10 brown trout in just a few hours. I am pleased to see that the number of anglers fishing at Threipmuir and catching fish has more than quadrupled this season compared to previous seasons and again the quality of the brown trout is excellent.

This, I believe, proves the success of our new stocking policy at Threipmuir and I am certain that the fishing will only improve in future seasons.


Please make sure you when you finish fishing for the day you take all your litter and used leader material with you, thank you.

Can both members and day permit anglers please report to the duty bailiff before you start fishing!

It’s very important for the bailiff to take a note of names and permit numbers for our records. If the bailiff is away from his vehicle when you arrive please fish from the dam wall until he returns, he won’t be far away.


Thanks for your support of Malleny Angling.

Tight Lines,

Alan Holbrook