Harelaw Trout Fishery Hot
Built in 1844, Harelaw is a large shallow reservoir, extending to 102 acres and includes over 3 miles of superb wading banks, 4 dam walls and three islands. An averaging depth of 5-9 feet ensures that fish can be found virtually anywhere on the fishery, with a maximum 13ft of water. Harelaw's moorland setting is also home to a variety of birds and wildlife.
Harelaw offers the boat or bank anglers some of the best top of the water fishing anywhere in scotland and the prolific hatches of sedges and caenis produce some spectacular evening rises.
There are three islands and many shallow bays and peninsulas offering quality drifts and wading from both boat and bank. Harelaw is almost 600ft above sea level and fishing is best with a south westerly wind with slightly overcast skies or into sunset.
The Fishery is stocked weekly with grade 1 Rainbows and Blues from 2Ib upwards. A large head of natural wild brown trout are also present - caught in 2008 to over 7lbs and again in February 2009 to nearly 8lbs. An 8IB PLUS FISH HAS BEEN RETURNED already in may this year.
2010 will see the emphasis on fully finned hard fighting in the 2-4Ibs range with some big doubles for the specimen hunters among you.
Check the top flies and areas board outside lodge updated day to day.
All serving and ex-serviceman will recieve a 10% discount on any ticket on displaying I.D card or legion card.
HARELAW FISHERY is a Fly Only, Troutmasters Boat and Bank fishery, owned and managed by Alex Cairnie.