Day permit regular Bryan Laidlaw landed this great big rainbow at Harlaw last weekend. Bryan says not much was rising, but there were plenty of caddis flies about so he put on a Sedgehog and twitched it across the surface. The fish made a couple of strong runs before being netted by Bailiff David Bertram. Bryan also had 4 other fish of the more typical 2.5lb to 3lb size. All fish were returned.


Jason Coles from Livingston landed the fantastic Rainbow at Harlaw last week. Reportedly 10lb+, but no further details at the moment.


Many of our anglers have been lucky enough to spot the Osprey at the reservoirs this last couple of weeks. There are at least two and they can be seen with some reliability over Threipmuir reservoir. 

No details on this capture, but this is Sean Williams, MAA member and bailiff, with a good fish, it looks 6lb+. Thanks to Scott Abbott for the picture.

Thanks to Bailiff Darren Hill for sharing the details of his recent big trout capture. Darren took the trout fishing static on a floating line a couple of feet down on a chartreuse Wotsit fly. The fish was safely returned.

I've had numerous reports of catches this last week. The recent cooler weather and rainfall seems to have brought on some more active feeding in the upper layers of water with many fish being taken on dry flies during short feeding spells.