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July Summary

The boat average catch for July was 3.25 fish for 7lbs 4oz - a little less than last year, probably due to the hotter weather, particularly early in the month, when water temperature at 6 ft reached 22C and the fish went deep. Anglers should look out for good fishing (over summered fish) to be had at the end of this hot spell. A massive hatch of roach and perch fry early in the month also made it easy for the resident trout. The fish have been in fantastic condition, and more recently have been averaging over 2 ½ lbs in weight – strong nylon is a must.

Fishery Report: 29th July to 4th August
Water temperature is currently reading 19.5 C at 6ft.and clarity is showing 2m on the secchi disk. A wee bit of a bonanza this week as water temperatures dipped. Best drifts have been Heronry, Malling Shore, Stable Point, Gateside Bay and off the Road Shore. The fish have fallen mainly to intermediate or floating lines and a variety of flies ranging from boobies, cats, blobs, diawl bach, CDC’s, nymphs, snatchers and traditional wets.

Club Results and other Notable Catches

29th July: Bett (Glenrothes) 15 for 36lbs, Johnson (Kilmarnock) 13 for 28lbs, McDade (Hamilton) 8 for 26lbs.
30th July: The Eleventh and penultimate night of the Glenkinchie boat league took place on the 30th July, 17 anglers landed 34 fish for 82lbs. Top rod was again A.Wallace with a superb 8 fish for 21lbs 13oz, 2nd top rod was John Buchanan with 6 fish for 14lbs 13oz. Adam caught his fish on an orange booby with an intermediate line in the cages. Hans Kane received a bottle for the heaviest fish and John Buchanan also will receive a bottle for the second top bag. League leader Alan Ronalds position might now be under threat if Mr.Wallace can produce another good catch. It is all down to the final night. NB The data has now been thoroughly checked but participants are asked to double check results. The results will only be finalised when the final league table has been signed off by myself, Ian Earle and AN Other League member.

1st August: St.Mungo AC (10 boats) 27 fish for 61lbs. S.Fenton (Markinch) 10 fish for 25lbs.

2nd August: ABC&D (6 boats) 47 fish for 113lbs.
On Saturday evening the 57 anglers taking part in the 13th and penultimate heat of the Scottish Interclub Championships caught 139 fish weighing 313lbs. The winning team was Ayrshire AA with 13 fish for 28lbs 9oz, 2nd were Eaglesham B with 12 fish for 27lbs 5oz and 3rd were Stirling Castle with 11 fish for 24lbs 12oz. The heaviest fish (4lbs) was caught by A.Gilbert of Strathclyde Police. Most fish came from off the road shore using boobies, white cat etc on intermediate lines. Further details of the top 4 individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions will be available in the competitions sponsor – the Daily Record. The winning club, best individual and heaviest fish all received Bowmore Whisky. The following teams are competing on the 9th August: Broughty, Castle, Dunfermline, Earlston A, Falkirk FC, Good Companians, Grizzle Cats B, Kinglassie, Largs and district A, Lindean, Mauchline Ballochmyle, Oban and Lorne, Rainbow warrior A, Invergowrie, Royalle Gamefishers, Ruthven, Standard Life Fly Fishers, Trossachs AC.

3rd August: Pencaitland AC (7 boats) 48 fish for 115lbs, Clarke (Glasgow) 13 fish for 34lbs, Strathgryffe (3.5 boats) 26 fish for 54lbs, Farmers and Assoc. (7 boats) 54 trout for 125lbs.