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Menteith Fisheries Ltd, Ryeyards, Port of Menteith, FK8 3RA.BUTTON














Lake of Menteith 24th July
6ft Water Temperature  18C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.1m.

Good news all roads leading here will be open from next week.

Additional early morning sesh this Saturday 28th btw (4-9am) electrics only.

Its been a mixed week with the weather ranging from damp to wet. A lot of fish rising to sedges, Damsels and other wee stuff I don’t know the names off. The fish are still been taken in the top foot of the water. Using either floating or a slow intermediate line the flies that are doing well include Cormorants, Yellow owls, Olives, Diawl bachs, Crunchers, buzzers as well as tequila booby’s. Areas that are doing well are Hotel Bay, Sam’s point though Rookery and cages up to Malling shore.
A wee reminder we have put an extra early mornings (4am to 9am) fishing on this Saturday 28th July.

Scottish club Championships sponsored by Famous Grouse and with additional prices from Active Angling.
and they caught 112 fish weighing 287lbs Top club was Saturday AC Gordon Walder, Steven Walder and Robert Ewing) taking 15 trout for 39lb 15oz. In second place was Rainbow Warriors "A" ( Laurie Taylor, Iain Earle and Alex McEwan) taking 15 fish for 35lb 15oz. The third place was taken by Alba Orvis FF "A" (Calum Crosbie, Gregor Fleming and Rory Crosbie) with 10 fish for 23lb 10oz. These three teams go through to the semi final on 21st September.

Champion of champion qualifiers (Left to right) Lawrie Taylor, Alan white, Iain Earle, Calum Crosbie and Gordon Walder.

The top individual was Gordon Walder of Saturday AC with 9 fish for 21lb. Gordon took all his fish in Hotel Bay where he was fishing an orange blob, cormorants and a candy booby on a fast glass line. In second place was Laurie Taylor of Rainbow Warriors who had 6 fish for 14lb 13oz. The third place was taken by Calum Crosbie of Alba Orvis FF who had 5 fish for 12lb 13oz.  the others to join them in the final of the Champion of Champions are Iain Earle (5 fish) of Rainbow Warriors and Alan White (5 fish) of West of Scotland AC.

The heaviest fish of the evening fell to Drew Carrie of Ciba AC and weighed 4lb 11oz.

On the 11th night of the Baynes Boat League  it was a flood warning night with 19 brave soles landed 48 trout. Best bag was Bill Ramage but as he was out on his own for the second time his score is not included.......Officially the winner on the night was Graham Steel at the top end on a midge tip with wets (damsels, cormorants, diawls). Bill R got his on the white cat in the cages. This sheet has been adjusted for being out on own.  George Whyte is still holding on to first place. Full details are on the website.
On Wednesday the 2012 Scottish Command Fly Fishing tournament was held for the fourth consecutive year many Anglers from HMNB Clyde took the water on what was to be a “WET WET” affair. Weather was not for the faint hearted, with heavy showers forecasted all day, overcast and a Biting N/W wind winter woolies were required or as Billy Connelly once quoted “ there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing”

A few fish were being caught despite the weather but it wasn’t until the afternoon all the anglers finally started to get tight lines. Unusual but not uncommon CPO Steve Losh and CDR Bill Jones both landed Pike the biggest being 9lb. CPO R Goram landed the first trout on a yellow and orange blob followed closely L/CPL G Henry.
Overall 27 trout were weighed in for a combined total of 78lb 8ozs with 6 trout returned. Best Novice of the day went to CPO Steve Losh from the gymnasium catching his first trout 2lb 12ozs on the fly as well as a pike. Heaviest trout went to CPO Clive “General” Lee (FOST CLYDE) 4lb 6ozs. CPO Ron Goram was bagged up by 16.00 and finished runner-up with a bag total of 14lb 12ozs. (Reported by Malcolm warren)



Champion Mr H Henry being presented the trophy from Malcolm Warren.

Other Notable catches include
Bill Ramage and Alan Witton (Alva) 6 fish for 20lb plus 12 returned, Fife police (5 boat) 30 fish 94lb plus 40 returned. Clifton/Mitchell (Edinburgh) 6 fish 20½ lbs Mr Horne (Tillicoultry) 9 fish for 30lb, G Answorth/D McAllister (Renfrew) 6 fish 18lb plus 8 returned. Loanhead and District (11 boats) 91 fish 285lbs.

Regular Tom Ward with a lake resident weighing 7lb 3oz.