|Alan Ronald Winner of the 2003 Glenkinchie League.|
The 2005 Boat League kicks off on the 18th May. More information here shortly.
Menteith Boat League 2004 - sponsored by Glenkinchie Malt Whisky
This weeks session was won by John Buchanan fishing at International Bay and Kates Brae using White and Black Booby and Daiwl Bachs, second was George MacKenzie and third was Jim Litster. Methods were all very similar Di-2/3’s and D-5’s with boobys, sparklers and daiwl bachs. Jim Litster was using a Di-5 withy a sparkler and covering rising fish with his sparkler.
Conditions were warm with little breeze and more fish should have been evident but the expected rise did not materialise which seems to have been the norm of late, an increase in the water temperature has made the fish collect in the deeper areas of the lake off the Road Shore, Rookery and Gateside Bay
The heaviest fish went to Andy Rough and the best bag bottle to Andy Smith, both received a bottle of Glenckinchie for their efforts.
Congratulations to David Downie (pictured left) as he tops the league after the final night and to Jim Litster who finished second.
Thanks should go to Quint, Douglas and the Lake for making such superb facilities available to us and for doing most of the hard work. A special thanks should also go to our sponsors Glenkinchie for their continued support of the league and the never ending supply of Glenkinchie. Thanks also to all entrants who have made it such a friendly event, I know that a lot of rods enjoy the league not just for the competition but also because they get an opportunity to meet and fish with new friends.
PS from Quint
The calculation of the best 8 bags is shown below the table below. All calculations have been carried out by Alberto and emailed to me for posting and checking. We are very much indebted to Alberto for his data handling. From last year - I know it takes a considerable amount of time - entering the data, collating the data, corrections and checking , putting a story together and posting. Congratulations to the winner Davie D., who took part in the competition as a way of remembering his good pal and last years champion Alan Ronald. Well done also to runner up John Litster and 3rd placed Gregor Fleming. Hope you all enjoyed it - and the summer!
The prize giving and buffet is all set to for Sunday 3rd October at 1pm. Registration for next year will also take place.Please can you inform Douglas or myself if you will be unable to attend and if you would like a change of format for next year to be proposed. We are considering a point system next year. Any new applicants please email Douglas (Bailiff)or Quint (Manager) .
FINAL CHECKED (25/8/04) PLACINGS GLENKINCHIE LEAGUE
RANKED IN ORDER OF WEIGHT OF BEST EIGHT BAGS
Glenkinchie League Rules and Background
Due to the popularity of the league it has been decided that members who failed to show for at least 4 out of the 12 nights would not be given priority selection for the 2005 event.
The Boat League was set up in 2002 as a fun mid week evening get together (boats available from 6pm). The heaviest bag and the heaviest fish on the night receive a bottle of Glenkinchie. The angler with the heaviest recorded 8 bags during the season is the League Champion, and is awarded the Classic Malts Trophy. 2003 League Champion Alan Ronald will be remembered by an Alan Ronald Memorial Trophy which will be awarded for the heaviest fish. Annual membership of the League is £20, and with 50 competitors entered for 2004, there will be £1000 in the kitty - all of which will be paid out in the form of various prizes, a presentation buffet and a donation to charity.
Meetings will be every Wednesday (19th May until the 4th August). This league table page will be updated weekly throughout the season.
The competition will be fished to Menteith Rules and bag weights must be confirmed by Quint, Douglas or Iain Earle. Presentation of Trophies and registration for 2005 will be held on Sunday 3rd October 2003 and refreshments and a buffet will be provided.