The average number of fish caught per boat in August was 3.78. The average
fish weight was 2lbs 5oz – giving an average bag of 8.74lbs (7oz
less than last year). The stocked fish have never looked better. August
was a month of record breaking water temperatures (23C at 6ft) and this
made fishing almost impossible on occasions, although for those able to
fish deep some very respectable catches were made.
Fishery Report 27th August to 1st September
Water temperature is 16 C at 6ft.and clarity is showing
2m on the secchi disk. Catches have been good to average this week. The
fish are spreading out again and falling more readily to surface tactics.
Best bags have been using a floating line and lure, buzzers or dries.
The Road shore is still receiving the most plaudits but Sandy Bay, Reedy
Point and the top end have also fished and the shallower drifts of the
east basin are now probably worth a cast.
Gill Forsyth of Methven has retained the Scottish National Ladies Championship
with 9 fish for 18lbs 14oz.
More cormorants have arrived at the lake this week, as have the first
of the overwintering pinkfeet geese. The swallows and housemartins have
not yet left and there is still the odd osprey to be seen.
Please book in advance. September is as usual shaping up to be a very
busy month and most of the days are fully booked. We currently have boats
remaining on 16th, 24th ,25th ,26th ,29th and 30th of September. The 23rd
September is a reserve day, in the event that competitions are postponed
due to bad weather. We will know whether this day will become available
Club Results and other Notable Catches
27th Aug: Glasgow Art Club (4 boats) 13 fish for 30lbs,
CSP 6 boats 51 fish for 110lbs. 28th Aug: Manion 7 fish
for 14lbs, L&B Police (14 boats) 53 fish for 111lbs. 29th
August: Strathie (Rothesay) 14 fish for 33lbs, West of Scot (4
boats) 10 fish for 20lbs, Western AC (4 boats) 13 fish for 31lbs. 30th
August: Wiremill (8 boats?) no record, Albert AC (4 boats) 26
fish for 58lbs, Heriots (8 boats) 28 fish for 56lbs. 31st August: Winchburgh
(5 boats) 45 trout for 109lbs, Glenrothes Kingfishers (4 boats) 22 fish
Scottish Ladies National Result
17 boats landed 91 fish for 197lbs. Champion for 2003 was Gillian
Forsyth of Methven (Perthshire) Gill managed to land her limit of 8 fish
for 17lbs 6oz. The ladies were allowed to catch and release after this
(no boobies or barbless hooks) and Gill managed another fish for which
she was awarded 1½lbs to give a total bag weight of 18lbs 14oz.
Gill was fishing an orange blob and white cat in International Bay. 2nd
placed was Barbara Fraser with 8 fish for 17lbs 11oz, on a white cat and
snatcher and 3rd was Liz Ellison with 5 fish for 11lbs on a white cat.
4th Lana Taylor (4 fish), 5th Irene Clarke (5 fish), 6th Wendy Mitchell
(5 fish), 7th Sheila Mannion, 8th Jess Mitchell, 9th Morag Wallace, 10th
Abigail Leonard, 11th Jane Wright, 12th Bunty Webster and 13th Margaret
Johnston. These anglers all qualified for the National Ladies Team. The
top five bags all fished a floating line and included a white cat. Best
Newcomer Sheila Mannion. Heaviest fish Margaret Johnston (3lbs 4oz).
left to right
Barbara Fraser, Champion Gill Forsyth, Sheila Mannion, Liz Ellison and
1st September: Helensburgh AC 25 rods landed 53 fish for 130lbs. (Joe
McCready and 3 pounder, is pictured right).
Quint Glen (Mgr)