There is a lot of non-angling related litter at the moment, discarded BBQs, camping gear, alcohol containers. As soon as we can Malleny Angling will resume doing our bit for the park, keeping the banks clean and safe for all who use the reservoirs, but in the mean time, please do what you can by ensuring you leave the bank clean and tidy.
There has been a noticeable increase in the the amount of discarded nylon on the banks and this can only be attributed to anglers, it may seem insignificant compared to the other litter problems, but its something that can be easily avoided with a little care. We are not conducting our usual organised and ad hoc litter picking sessions due to COVID, so its even more important that everyone is vigilant and ensures any dropped line is collected.
There are bins at both car parks.
Our volunteer bailiffs have been particularly active over the last few weeks. We've seen an increase in the number of people fishing unlawfully. We work hard to protect the fishing for our members and permit holders and we receive regular support from The Regional Park and Edinburgh Police. Don't risk arrest and prosecution, make sure to fish with a permit in the manner and at the times allowed. Permits start at just £10 and an under 16 year old can fish for free with a paying adult. We ask that you fish considerately and abide by our rules. We are a non profit club operated by volunteers and all the money we make is reinvested directly into the fishery.
We recently had reports of Poaching (Fishing without Permission/Permit) at Clubbiedean & Harlaw Reservoirs. Local officers carried out patrols & on 21/05/20 an 18 year old was traced & charged with Section 11(1) - Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Cons)(Scot) Act 2003. pic.twitter.com/zPvbMA0vwm— EdinburghPolice (@EdinPolSW) May 27, 2020
I am pleased to inform you that fishing at Harlaw Reservoir and the area of bank at Threipmuir controlled by Malleny Angling Ltd will open on the 29th May.
This has been a difficult time for all of us and in particular for those who may have lost a loved one or friend to COVID-19. My condolences to those who have incurred a loss.
The battle against COVID-19 is far from over and therefore restrictions still apply and must, for the good of all, be strictly maintained.
MA Ltd can only remain open for fishing if the guidelines are strictly followed by ALL, any deviation could result in a personal financial penalty or closure of our fishery.
Day Permits MUST be purchased in advance, as they are not available, as before at Harlaw. Fishing without a valid permit is illegal.
A message from the Chairman
The spread of the Coronavirus outbreak continues to impact on our daily life with even greater restrictions on movement of people.
We all have a commitment to play our part, no matter how difficult or inconvenient that may be. We have a duty of care to ourselves and those around us and the more vulnerable in our society.
Malleny Angling Ltd recognises how devastating this action will be on our ability to fish at Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs.
The action by the Government is necessary and Malleny Angling Ltd fully supports any action, no matter how difficult that may be to facilitate, to control and eliminate the spread of this disease.
The sooner Coronavirus is brought under control the faster we will get back to the sport we love.
Access to Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs remains, at this time, open but the car park is closed and visitors are subject to the government restrictions.
Harlaw and the section of bank at Threipmuir controlled by MA Ltd is closed for fishing. Day permits are no longer available until the Government lifts the current restricts or until notified by Malleny Angling Ltd.
The official policy of Malleny Angling Ltd is to stay at home, protect yourself and those around you.
When this medical emergency is over Malleny Angling Ltd will reopen, commence stocking and attempt to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Please keep well and stay safe.
Jim McComb, Chairman
24th March 2020
These are unprecedented and unpredictable times which alter our focus and perspective on how we work and use our recreational time.
Coronavirus represents a serious risk to everyone, but in particular the elderly and more vulnerable in our society.
MA Ltd offers trout fishing at Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs, presenting a limited means of escape into the open air. This should not allow complacency to feature, as the virus can be spread by surface contact or droplets in the air from an infected person.
MA Ltd recognises that social distancing, even in open air, is necessary and seriously advises all anglers to follow the Government guidelines in full, as and when implemented.
We must all look out for each other and recognise that everyone has a key part to play, which may involve self-sacrifice of personal freedom for a period of time.
MA Ltd is unable to implement any formal instruction other than of an operational basis that is applicable only to MA Ltd, but supporting in full any and all rules or restrictions implemented by local or national Government.
19th March 2020
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