April and fishing seems a long way off, but its still a great to walk around the reservoirs on a frosty morning. Time to make plans, tie flies and think about the coming season.

A Frozen Threipmuir Reservoir

Sun rising over a frozen Threipmuir reservoir, Black Hill, East & West Kip and Hare Hill.

Bailiff Jim McComb ventured out of the bothy to get some snaps of this impressive rainbow (weather not fish). If anyone finds a pot of gold around there, it's mine I dropped it last week. ;)  Fishing for brownies is over for the year, but there is all the more time to think about next year's fly patterns! Lee Currie's beautifully tied Fiery Threipmuir Dabbler.

The prize draw winner for September is Mr Paul Kenny of Currie, permit number 21285. MAA member Sean Williams pulled the lucky permit from the hat on Wednesday 4th October. Not forgetting Duty bailiff Jim McComb who held the box.

Here's Balerno school boy 10 year old Lachlan with one of two Rainbows caught during a short session on Harlaw reservoir this weekend. Both fish fell to a Kate McKlaren fly. Lachlan said the fish were really hard fighting.

Paying permit holders can take one under 16 year old to fish with them for free. They even get there own 2 fish catch limit before having to fish catch and release! If you do take a junior fishing please ensure they have the correct tackle and follow the usual rules of the club. Novice casters should consider wearing hats and eye protection.


August Fly Fishing Ticket Winner

The August 2017 prize draw winner is Mr King of Edinburgh day permit number 18143.

Mr King has won a free day permit to fish on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs near Edinburgh, Scotland. To be in with a chance of winning a free permit please remember to hand in your completed catch return at the end of each day fishing at MAA waters.

The picture shows  the prize draw box being held expertly held by Duty bailiff Eddie Hiroz, winning permit was draw by Alistair Proudfoot, MAA member. The draw took place on Friday 1st September 2017.

Congratulations Mr King!