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

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.

Boss Bailiff Jim McComb was delighted to land this great big rainbow trout on the dam wall at Harlaw. Jim caught the fish on a sedge pupa fly pattern. Jim, and the fish, were allowed to recover before being safely returned. These big trophy fish give the chance of a really special day and although they can be taken as part of your catch quota, please consider returning to give other anglers a chance at one.

The banks at Harlaw can be treacherous and wading should only be considered where you can ensure your own safety. 

Well done Jim and thanks to Ronnie Robinson for the photos (see below).

Stevie Borwick landed this fantastic 6-7lb rainbow during a July Sunday afternoon session at Harlaw. The fish took an Olive Dancer fly, and was returned alive.

There was a bonus stocking of approximately 50 large fish (6 to 12lb) in June. The fish have remained largely uncaught due to the hot weather and hard fishing conditions. They should be well dispersed in the reservoir now so that next hit could be something really special.

Earlier in the month 9lb 14oz fish was also landed.

Thanks to everyone who made it along to the open day. By all accounts it was a great day, thanks to those who could spare their time and expertise to make it a success. Journalist Nigel Duncan was in attendance and has supplied us with some great candid photographs and interviews that were recorded for Crystal FM. Head Bailiff Jim McComb was on the BBQ (not literally, he was the chef) and took donations for £100 for Kids Love Clothes, a charity for which he volunteers. Many of our members gave up their time to provide fly tying information, casting instruction and general information.

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