1st to 15th June 2019

Rainbow/Blue trout : taken 85 : returned 200 : total 285

Brown trout : taken 2 : returned 13 : total 15

Total fish caught : 300

Total number of anglers: 305

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

Changeable weather conditions are perhaps the reason for a fall in the catch rate this last couple of weeks. The fishery is still being stocked regularly, and the total number of fish in the reservoir is climbing when compared to the numbers of fish being removed. We are expecting the catch rate to improve with the weather. 


Mr Ross Archibald (apologies if we got the name wrong, but hard to read on the permit) has won the prize draw for May 2019. He completed a catch return and was entered into the prize draw along with all the other complete catch returns for May. A visiting Day Permit angler drew the winning permit, and the box was held by Malleny Bailiff, Davie Sinclair. The club general secretary will be in touch Mr Archibald with details of how to claim your free fly fishing permit.

15th to 31st May 2019

Rainbow/Blue trout : taken 94 : returned 349 : total 443

Brown trout : taken 1 : returned 38 : total 39

Total fish caught : 482

Total number of anglers: 306

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

Numbers of rainbows was up on the previous report, brownies were down.




A few pictures from our open day held on the 2nd June. Vintage fly tackle, have-a-go casting instruction and  fly tying were the order of the day. Shame the weather wasn't so great this year, but thanks to all our volunteers and visitors. Photo credit, Nigel Duncan and others.

One of our specimen rainbows, the photo doesn't do this fish justice!

We recently had a stocking of large rainbow trout to top up our existing head of bigger fish. These fish have been coming out in numbers over the last week and I've seen some very happy anglers around the banks. One day permit angler, fishing on a catch and release permit costing just £15, was almost shaking with excitement after his short afternoon session. He'd landed several fish and amongst them were two of our specimen rainbows!

Another angler, pictured above (sorry I lost the name), landed two large rainbows within the first 30 minutes of purchasing his evening catch and release permit (£10). Lets hope his wee lad will be a convert to the sport after helping to land and photograph his dad's trout.

Its been great to see anglers being incredibly gentle and unhurried in their approach to looking after these magnificent fish. The large rainbows are difficult to handle and can on times really fight hard. We ask that you return any of the large rainbows with particular care, ensuring they have time to recover and swim away strongly before being fully released. A net is very useful for resting a fish before release although the fish should be supported in an upright position and in clear water. If a fish does turn belly up please be very careful if you decide to try and reach the fish. The banks are very steep in places with hidden drops and soft edges below the water line.  We do love our trout, but keeping anglers safe on the banks is our primary concern.