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The people who got season tickets were the ones whose names were drawn from the hat in front of all members at the AGM they are never the "same as last year"
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 16:59:40 (BST)
who got season permits this year? same as last year!
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 22:21:12 (BST)
TamLook at the Tightlines section of the web site. Arthur has been updating the fishing. Water level is ok but the weather is poor. Gusty cold wind with rain,snow etc does not make for pleasant fishing.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 09:52:00 (BST)
has anybody been catching much?if so what did they take.what sort of level is the water at now ,is it still high or can we cast from all points again.
tam
edinburgh, UK - Monday, April 10, 2006 at 20:40:21 (BST)
< MitschOpening day was a hard slog with very few fish caught. The water is at an all time high and casting is very difficult. They are running water off but it will be a couple of days before it's fishable all the way round.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Monday, April 03, 2006 at 09:22:01 (BST)
how has the first day of the season been? a decent opening session?get the trout in safety, i am coming over on monday! who ever sees ivan, tell him i am coming, an that a repetition of the famous scotland vs. germany competition is long overdue! and once again it will be : scotland o : germany 1.... jiha.tight lines mitsch
mitsch
UK - Saturday, April 01, 2006 at 14:58:23 (BST)
The returns box should be back on the gate at the start of the season. Guys who buy day tickets have been very good at giving us returns sheets so thanks to you all for that.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 14:11:35 (GMT)
If you mean catch returns sheets for you to fill in they are on the website below the guestbook link you can fill them in and e mail them to us or print them off and post if you like
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 14:08:37 (GMT)
yeh dave, id like to see the returns box back on the gate too.perhaps a member reading this could bring it up at the a.g.m.
glen
edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 20:35:33 (GMT)
When is the catch returns going to be available
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 11:48:34 (GMT)
you are absolutely rigth there. and: never change a running system. at least not if theres no need to.tight lines mitsch
mitsch
UK - Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 22:06:22 (GMT)
Hi MitschThere are very few of these type of fisheries and again it would mean we had no control over how many were fishing and could overstep the mark with the amount of permits we are allowed to sell each day
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 13:41:16 (GMT)
i have never had a problem with your permit system.still i have heard of places similar to harlaw where the club offered a box where you dropped your money and filled in a permit yourself.relying on peoples trustworthiness that is. at least people without a permit couldndt claim that the postoffice was shut anymore!looking forward to coming over!tight lines
mitsch
germany - Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 09:07:28 (GMT)
DaveI don't want to get into an argument about this. If our system annoys you as much as it appears maybe you should consider fishing somewhere you can access permits at the waterside. We are doing our best
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Monday, March 13, 2006 at 13:38:14 (GMT)
Thanks for these comments about catch and release Mitsch.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Monday, March 13, 2006 at 13:34:58 (GMT)
Regarding: fishing update (comment on fishing with barbless hooks) as i almost exclusively fish catch and release i debarb all my flies and hardly ever lose a fish (in fact i cant recall the last fish i lost due to slack line/debarbed hooks)i think that a debarbed fly damages the fish far less, although there are people who claim that a barbed hook doesn't move as much in the fishs mouth and thus keeps the wound smaller.this advantage will lead to no avail though as once you remove the barbed hook the fish start bleeding very often.as you said it's far easier to unhook fish without even touching them this way, which to me is what everyone fishing c&r should be aiming for. the fishs slime layer just isn't made to be touched with our hands or anything else. so we should try to avoid it as much as possible.debarbing or fishing barbless flies in my mind is the only way to go when fishing c&r.tight lines from germanyMItsch
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 16:41:42 (GMT)
pikefishing in the canal:in my experience, there is quite a lot of pike in the canal.I last fished for them a couple of years ago in the gorgie/tynecastle area.you could for example enter the canal at the bridge around the corner from asda and the walk either way. I fished with perch/sprats and all other kinds of bait, but have tried pulling white minkie kind of flies with succes as well.try casting your bait in front of obstacles (trees/roots/under bridges etc), thats where the pike lie. fish very shallow, around 20cm and youll see the pike go for the bait. in my oppinion it didnt really matter where you fished, i used to walk either way from the above mentioned bridge.(there is one end of the canal called the basin isnt there?- caught fish there too) and also tried the bits around dalmahoy golf course (parallel to the A70? A71?).generally i think that the bigger pike used to lie in the deeper bits.( fished one of these deeper bits without success for a whole day, only to find out, that a friend of a friend cought a 20lb. fish the day afterwards.He released her too, so you still got the chance)apart from that let me know about your succes. Harla will be open in a couple of days too!
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 14:54:10 (GMT)
Get into the 21st century about permits availablity
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 22:46:10 (GMT)
As I have said in the past it puts too much pressure on the water bailiffs to sell tickets on the water, The club are quite happy with the present arrangement and people need to get tickets in advance. We cannot reduce the cost for the evening and ?10 for an evening session is great value
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 17:47:27 (GMT)
Boat fishing will not be re-introduced on Harlaw. There is nowhere to store boats and they would be vandalised. There is no provision for rescue boat as well.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 17:43:56 (GMT)
Introduce an evening permit avialable other than the post office, which would be closed. ?6 after 5.00 p.m, if a day permit is ?10
Dave McCutcheon.
UK - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 23:39:52 (GMT)
Is boat fishing on Harlaw ever going to be re-introduced again.If my memory is correct it was last done in seasons 85-87(roughly).
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 23:33:56 (GMT)
What flies do you recommend for the brownies in the coming season? Thanks
GP Goh
edinburgh, UK - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 11:22:40 (GMT)
which parts of the union canal did produce the pike you talk of.haven t fished that water for over twenty years,used to get plenty perch the odd roach and a very rare jack pike.what method did you use.give me something to fish for while i wait for harlaw to open.
glen
edinburgh, UK - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 20:24:51 (GMT)
DanielSeason starts on 1st April
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 14:19:10 (GMT)
DaveUse the e mail link at the bottom of the page under guestbook to supply us with contact details and we will get back to you
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 14:17:37 (GMT)
DaveThe reason there are only 10 permits available is thats the amount we are allowed to sell by our landlord. We have no say in that. Also your comments on members of this club who can't cast are well out of order. The 10 season tickets are drawn from a hat simple as that. Perhaps you should look at your own casting instead of worrying about everyone else
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 14:15:21 (GMT)
... mainly pike, pike and apart from that pike.you'll get the odd perch, rudd and roach, but they are even easier spooked than he pike.tight lines mitsch
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 12:07:02 (GMT)
< what types of fish are in the edinburgh union canal?
paul
edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 18:19:46 (GMT)
I agree with the moment from Dave McCutcheon, make more season permits available to the public.
silver fisher
edinburgh, UK - Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 16:11:50 (GMT)
< is it possible for non members to fish ? the mrs. and i are married 30 years oct '07 and are coming to edinburgh and wold love a chance to whip the water please resond to marman199@aol.com thanks again and Tightlines to ya!
marley
denver colorado, usa - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 18:09:03 (GMT)
I'd like to know if it is possible to make an advanced booking for around 10 rods to fish Harlaw on either a Saturday or Sunday during 2006? If so, who do I contact to discuss dates and place a booking? Regards Dave Tunnah, Mayfly Angling Club
David Tunnah
UK - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:28:09 (GMT)
Why are't there more season permits avialable to the general public. Only 10 permits isn't many, and I bet they go to the same 'old haven't got a clue how to cast clique every year
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Monday, February 13, 2006 at 21:59:37 (GMT)
Hello again. could someone do me a fovor and take some pictures of harlaw? i have never seen it this low and it might be interesting to find some deep holes or hills underwater that you normally couldn't see. thanks a lot in advance Mitsch
mitsch
UK - Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11:20:18 (GMT)
hi just wondering when the sesson starts
daniel
edinburgh, UK - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 23:39:35 (GMT)
Hi Mitsch Sorry to hear you are frozen. You would not be fishing here either as Harlaw is over 6 metres lower than normal just now but should be ok for the coming season.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 13:44:43 (GMT)
hello again. just wanted to express my frustration somewhere, as all german stillwaters are frozen at the moment and there is no chance to go fishing. ARGH. All the best, mitsch
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 10:39:59 (GMT)
Daniel Thanks for posting and sorry I have not been in touch sooner. Ticket prices for next season have not been set yet but hopefully they will stay the same as this year which was ?10 for a full days fishing. I will be only too happy to provide you with some casting help and fishing tips as will all the water bailiffs who are very helpful indeed. Please contact me again via the e mail contact at the bottom of the menu section on the left and we can go from there.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12:40:56 (GMT)
Thanks for that Helen. Can I also wish everyone all the very best for the festive season
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12:36:04 (GMT)
Still in the land of the living!! Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year for 2006. See you next season! Helen
Helen Simpson
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 09:56:37 (GMT)
@john: there definitely is pike fishing in the union canal, whoch, although unconventional (very much weed and shallow water) can proof to be very proliferous anyway. another place i have heard of is Roseberry Reservoir where you can bait fish for trout in certain parts of the reservoir and you can also fish for pike. I don't know too much about the size although i have spoken to people who said that decent fish were being caught regularly.I have seen them catch jack pikes myself, but i think there should be better ones as well with all the trouts to feed on! all the best mitsch
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 16:56:52 (GMT)
can any one tell me if there any pike fishing in the pentland hills
john
blairgowrie, UK - Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 18:41:33 (GMT)
i love fishing and have just started flyfishing havnt had any catches yet but would love to learn the art of it does harlaw have any tuition on flyfishing im a local lad and have only coarse fished. how much are day permits for next season? daniel
daniel
edinburgh, UK - Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 18:38:59 (GMT)
Hello, just want to thank everyone from the malleny angling club for a terrific season up at my "local" water, Harlaw reservoir. I fished really many different places and must still say Harlaw and Threipmuir are gems which can only be savoured! Although i had to finish my season with a blank this thursday I can still look back in amazement. Stunning scenery, great people and not least excellent quality fish. Fish which, although probabaly the greatest part falls to lures, can be caught on any method, from the size 6/o salmon fly on a two handed rod to tiny midgy imitations on the surface. I really loved my time up there and will definitely be back once the next season starts! (Maybe even as a new member! fingers crossed) Special thanks go to Arthur , Jim and my friend Ivan. I wish you all the best, take care and tight lines mitsch
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 19:38:08 (BST)
Thanks for that Ivan
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 14:13:20 (BST)
Ace of spades ,Yellow dancer ,with Pheasant tail , Peter Ross , Dunkeled , doing damage intermediate and fast sink late afternoon . John Bolton had seven on yellow dancer plus pheasant tails early afternoon . Three anglers had 18 fish on ace of spades between 10 am and 3 pm catch and release included.Good anglers are using boobies to get their bag limits as we all know its nearly impossible to do catch and release Im not against the booby but there must be a question mark on this method .
Ivan Finlayson
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 21:39:04 (BST)
Glen Well done ! There will be no stopping you now. Mike look at the info at the about us page for permits though theres not long to go now season closes end of October at Harlaw.
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, October 05, 2005 at 12:54:23 (BST)
Nice place to fish - how do I get a permit?
Mike F
UK - Sunday, October 02, 2005 at 20:25:37 (BST)
i finally managed to catch a rainbow at harlaw on wed 28th sept.thanks to the two gentlemen who gave me one of their unusual flies to try which worked a treat.the fly would not look out of place on a xmas tree never mind on the end of a fly line, but it was affective enough to land me a fish just short of 2lb.with strong winds and heavy rain casting was tough but thanks to the two guys along the bank from me the day didnt turn out a blank.thanks again,its good to be off the mark,glen,edinburgh
glen
edinburgh, UK - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 12:54:39 (BST)
Glad to hear you are enjoying your fishing although not catching much. Still water fishing differs from rivers mostly in the fly selection. Bright sun can see the fish go deep and a sinking line with a lure can do the trick. Try counting down 5 seconds then retrieve with various rates then 10 secs and so on till you connect with a fish many people employ this method.If fish can be seen rising try a small 12-14 dry fly on its own a sedgehog or a cdc pattern will sit up nicely and when slowly retrieved will create a nice wake to tempt them. Good old fashioned wet flies too will have their day kate McLaren, Soldier palmer etc pulled through a wave work well. As for lines generally weight forward to match your rod 9'6" is popular with weight forward 6 or 7 lines. I like a 6 for floating and 7 for sinking work. 6lb nylon or more and your set!Give me a shout next time your going maybe we could meet up. A the best

Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 10:22:58 (BST)
as a complete novice at still water fly fishing could any one give me a bit of advice on fly selection,line type or hot spots at harlaw in august.i have fished harlaw three times now and come away empty handed.i normaly fish the east lothian tyne among other rivers and find the change to reservior quite a challenge so any tips or pointers would be a great help.every one i've met there has been very helpfull and friendly and although i've not caught any thing yet its a great place and i will be back.i know there is plenty fish in there and they are a good bit bigger than the browns i fish for at the tyne .also its an alternative for me when the rivers are too coloured or after the brown season finishes.thanks to all conected with the club and with your help i'm sure to break my duck soon,glen,edinburgh
glen
edinburgh, UK - Monday, August 08, 2005 at 22:49:09 (BST)
<Fished Harlaw on Sunday after a couple of rushed and un successful trips so far this year and finaly managed to hook up with three nice bows to 3.5lb one on a dry sedgehog and the others to a size 16 winged ant pattern fished figure of eight subsurface, which seemed to produce the most violent of takes. Great fun and now looking forward to my next visit.
John Marshall
Edinburgh, UK - Monday, August 08, 2005 at 15:17:15 (BST)
150 times over 20years is only 7-8 visits per year.
Dave McCutcheon.
UK - Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 13:42:45 (BST)
<Hi Dave, With regard to your e mail "dour at Harlaw". I note from your mail that you have fished the water 130-150 times!Thats a lot but it's my experience that if you fish the 151st time the fish are rising all over the place... No seriously I know what you mean. There can be days when it's tough going. Depth probably plays its part. I will ask Arthur to only choose fish with the free rising symbol from now on though. Thanks for your e mail we could do with more feedback from the members and day ticket permits so feel free. A' the best
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Friday, August 05, 2005 at 13:36:48 (BST)
Ihave fished Thiepmuir and Harlaw on and off since 1983,and have probably fished them 130-150 times, mostly in the 80,s when Thiepmuir fished really well(and people said the muir was dour then which me and my friend never agreeded with. Anyway I said Harlaw was dour, which it is 7/10 times.The stocking policy now is no dought alot better than year gone by. I am more a nymph/dryfly fisher and just find the rainbows in Harlaw not the most free rising.Fish I do catch at Harlaw are 9/10 caugh on sinking line even in the summer.Maybe it has something to do with the depth of Harlaw, as it shelfs away quite steeply, but there can,t be much bottom feeding as Harlaw is mostly silt/muddy apart from behind Thiepmuir dam. You,ll just have to stock it with fish that are more free rising. Cheers Dave McCutcheon(alias)
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 21:08:12 (BST)
Hi there, You have said you found it quite dour why?? There are loads of fish in the water what was the problem? It is very much about finding what they want on the day what method were you using?
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Monday, August 01, 2005 at 10:56:53 (BST)
FISHED YOUR TWO RESERVIORS LATELY AND FOUND HARLAW TO BE QUITE DOUR
Dave McCutcheon
UK - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 20:22:19 (BST)
Arthur, Your stocking policy and the quality of the fish is first class (as usual).I have not caught as many fish as in previous seasons at this time of year ,though the ones caught have been very impressive (and big). I have upped the breaking strain of my line accordingly. Being keen on Catch and Release and having killed only one fish in over three years ,it is a wee bit alarming to see the amounts of these larger fish being killed as a matter of course . I saw one angler with six 3 pound+ fish ,filling two carrier bags. Does the breaking strain of Morrison's or Tesco carrier bags need to be upped too?
sean fitzharris
edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 13:29:49 (BST)
Great site, you have a very nice club with some fabulous waters. Markie www.gameangler.co.uk
Markie
UK - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 18:40:52 (GMT)
Good to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed your season with us

Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 10:00:24 (GMT)
Jim Contact us via the e mail address on the site and we will supply you with info prices have not as yet been set for 2005 but I can give you other info All the best
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 09:58:59 (GMT)
I have been fishing harlaw several times during last season and i never went home without having caught on of these beautifully coloured rainbows. i was welcomed really well by all the guys from the association i have met there. it was really great. i am looking forward to next season .... my best regards and special thanks to IVAN FINLAYSON.... wish you all the best, mitsch
mitsch
freiburg, germany - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 11:02:09 (GMT)
I was hunting around to see what is happening with Harperrig next year when I found your site. I work in Edinburgh and commute along the Lanark road so always looking for a spot of evening fishing in the summer. Your spots look good for a cast or two to say the least! Can you advise of permits and costs for next year on your waters? Do you run season tickets? Also do you know what is happening at Harperrig?
Jim Henderson
Carnwath, UK - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 19:04:47 (GMT)
I doubt it, on Saturday 20th Nov I counted 14 Cormorants on Thriepmuir and 3 on Harlaw.
Walter Bisset
Edinburgh, UK - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 14:29:09 (GMT)

Does the high level mean that next years fishing will be even better?
Ronnie
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:05:38 (GMT)
The water is as high as I have seen it this year!
Brian
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 12:02:43 (GMT)
Saw the reservoirs recently and they are looking very scenic at the moment - hope the fishing was good over the last season
rol
UK - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 12:35:55 (BST)
Thanks for those kind words JIM I'm sure you will be very welcome. All the best for the coming season to your club. Tightstring
Tightlines
Edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 10:44:18 (GMT)
Realy nice site just surfing the waves of the internet and up you popped, will need to pay you a visit sometime, I fish with the Jewel Angling Club thats the jewel miners club near ASDA on the otherside of our lovely city. Mostly fish places like Markle have been to some resvoirs like loganlea and the like would lve to make a web site like yous to and pictures of our fishing trips etc,etc
Jim Crawford
edinburgh, UK - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 10:22:23 (GMT)
Cramond A.C were visitors on Saturday and had a great day out .Diawl Bachs 15ft under an indicator , Booby , Okey Dokey under a dry sedge also doing very well . One angler had 18 + catch and release . Monday was even better a regular visiting Heriots angler had 30 + all catch and release using 20 ft leader with Diawl Bachs fished loose amazing stuff ! Weather conditions and low levels of water are certainly helping . Fish are in top condition.
Ivan Finlayson
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 19:52:49 (BST)
> Shoals of pin fry. Recommended intermediate lines small damsel and fry patterns above, speed up retrieve last 20ft. Top of the water daytime Peacock spiders ginked , Silver butcher , Kate Mclaren , Kingfisher butcher . Evening Ginked up sedge patterns still taking fish . Booby and Foamback enthusiasts also taking good baskets. I am sure all members would agree this has been the best ever season. Also pleasing is that catch and release is really in vogue.I am sure that at our A G M there will be lots of friendly discussions regarding catch and release and various other methods of fishing . Hopefully Threipmuir will be back to normal within 18 months .
Ivan Finlayson
Edinburgh, UK - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 21:57:25 (BST)
From mid July to end of August . The last two hours of the evening fishing has been excelent - wet flies - jungle cock Dunkeld , Alexandria , Red sedge, Red beaded stickfly all providing good sport another good method going into darkness weighted point Diawl Bach jungle cock Dunkeld , Alexandria letting the point fly go down very slow figure of 8 return on a 15 ft leader.
Ivan Finlayson
Edinburgh, Scotland - Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 21:18:38 (BST)
Fuzzy. The reservoirs lie just outside Edinburgh off the Lanark road about 7 miles from the city. There are car parks at each one and a short walk takes you to the water. Bank fishing only, good wading on Threipmuir but Harlaw is smaller and very deep. Brown trout and rainbows with tactics for the different species. Browns tend to rise later in the evening when the sun starts to go down. Traditional patterns include Kate McLaren Bibio, soldier palmer etc. On Harlaw for the "Bows" at this time of year there are plenty of rising fish. Dry flies and buzzers are doing well. Wet flies to have their moments pulled through a good ripple!
Tightlines
UK - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 14:31:11 (BST)
I have never been and would like some advice on location , flies and general tactics!!! Please Send help to fuzzy_mcbrotchen@hotmail.com!!! Thanks and good fishin' to you all !
Andrew Brough
UK - Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 16:32:15 (BST)
Sean I agree that there are a fair number of small Brownies which seem to have "escaped" over the weir from Threipmuir. I hope these grow on to a good size! Fishing at this time of year I find always becomes more difficult as trout can "Lock on" to very small flies. It's a test and we have to use more imatitive patterns during july and August. Give small Shipmans Buzzers a go they can be deadly. Tightlines
Tightlines
UK - Tuesday, July 08, 2003 at 11:13:29 (BST)
Looking back on June's fishing I must admit that I had quite a lean month with only 10 fish caught in seven visits to the reservoirs .As in the previous months,I caught a few small brown trout in Harlaw which were very lively and fit looking . Arthur has informed me that they have come via the overflow from Threipmuir though literally hundreds must have made this journey, as a fair percentage of rising fish seem to be browns. I hope July yields more fish for me than June,though I will be away for most of this month with fishing opportunities limited . PS. Is the Heron resident or just passing through?
Sean Fitzharris
UK - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 13:34:31 (BST)
my address is hugh.purcell@btinternet.com if any fancies dropping me a line with the latest news from the Ponds! It looks like i will be home in two weeks time - look-out Arthur!!
hugh purcell
UK - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 15:17:00 (BST)
sean, just stand close to Arthur!! but beware, it can be very soul-destroying! Arthur is one of the finest fly-fishers i know - he really could catch fish in the desert!
hugh purcell
UK - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 15:14:59 (BST)
Being an Association member I fish the reservoirs at least once a week ,and have recorded only two blank days since April 1st.The fishing has been good! Two notable catches worth mentioning are a Rainbow caught at the beginning of May(Fritz lure)approximate weight 5 lbs,and a Rainbow and Brown trout caught together on the same cast(Fritz lure and Black Pennel).There appears to be many Browns in Harlaw this season ,I assume they are from Threipmuir and not stocked? In total I have caught over 30 fish to this date,all have been returned to the water in good condition so watch out for the five pounder! Congratulations are due for the web site ,and no praise is too great for Arthur and Jim . Querie- How do you catch brown trout in Threipmuir during the day?
Sean Fitzharris <sean.fitzharris@amec.com>
UK - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 13:07:58 (BST)
Still down in Gloucestershire but cannot wait to get home in the middle of June. Tight Lines to all!
Hugh Purcell <hugh.purcell@btinternet.com>
Edinburgh, UK - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:46:24 (BST)

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