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

Noticeboards displayed at Reservoir | Message from the Chairman

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.

Robert Ross
Company Secretary
19th March 2020

Please also see Changes to normal operating procedures | Signs to be displayed at the Reservoirs

On what seems like one of the first proper nice days of the year up here in the Pentland Hills you might find your mind drifting to thoughts of a summer evening: casting a dry fly at freely rising trout; line zipping through guides; the creak of carbon as a fine brown trout shakes its head and thumps its tail before rolling over and into the net. Ahh happy days.  Well here at Malleny Angling we've never had our minds off the coming season. We've been hard at work all through the winter, booking stockings and preparing for a great season.

Following 2018's drought and 2019's flood we're planning to relaunch the fishery with a bold stocking plan for 2020. Day Permits can be bought for opening day now, or if you want less complicated, more cost effective fishing, consider one of our Season Permits.

We strongly encourage you to consider buying a permit in advance, either at one of our permit outlets*, or online. As our bailiffs spend more time on the banks there is less availability for them to sell permits in the bothy.  

*New permit outlets! Day Permits available at Orvis and Edinburgh Angling Centre.

Mr Derek McGinty bought a day permit in late August and completed his catch return. The was draw made by bailiffs Eddie Hiroz and Ian McNicoll. Derek has won a free day permit!

1st to 31st July 2019

Rainbow/Blue trout : taken 72 : returned 99 : total 171

Brown trout : taken 15 : returned 42 : total 57

Total fish caught : 228

Total number of anglers: 345

The numbers are as accurate as possible, all anglers must complete a catch return, but sometimes there are errors or omissions.