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April Summary
Average catch per boat hire was 5.25 fish for 10.2lbs. Fish average weight was 1lb 15oz.

Fishery Report: 29th April to 5th May 2003
Current water temperature at 6ft is 11.5C and clarity 2.3m.

The downpours of the last week have brought in much cooler water and returned the Lake to near normal levels. Big hatches of black midge and olives have been occuring. Slow retrieve static buzzer (e.g. black epoxy ) and nymphs (e.g. black prince) when conditions allow, or lures ( blob, dancer) and traditional wets (kate mclaren, silver invicta) have been the order of the day. All the captors of limit bags have found fish in all the drifts. The fish have not been deep but if it is windy a fast sink line gets down to the correct level quickly.
Evening fishing (6 to 10pm) has commenced with some good results. Also a good time for otter spotting – take the binoculars.

Lilly leaves emerged this week

Club Results and other Notable Catches
29th April: Limit bags for M.Willis and C.Boyd. 30thApril: Curries (Bannockburn) 13 fish for 26lbs, Scottish Team (8 boats) 64 fish 119lbs, Longannet (6 boats) 14 fish 28lbs. 1stMay: Leiper/Ness(Glasgow) 12 fish for 20lbs, D.smith (Glasgow) 7 fish limit. 2ndMay: Edinburgh Civil Service (3 boats) 25 fish for 45lbs, Leith Fly Fishers 28 fish for 58lbs. 3rdMay: Basfords (3 boats) 37 fish for 76lbs, Railway Inn (7 boats) 29 fish for 65lbs, Kelvinside AC (5 boats) 37 fish 70lbs. 4thMay: Owen Ramsay (Kilwinning) 14 fish for 28lbs, Albert AC (5 boats) 34 fish 71lbs, Tap Shop AC (6 boats) 38 fish for 68lbs, Pencaitland AC (10 boats) 52 fish 101lbs. 5thMay: Morgan/Forbes (StrathLeven) 15 fish for 35lbs, Broughty AC (3 boats) 5 fish for 10lbs, Scottish Ladies (6 boats) 16fish for 35lbs.


Margaret Johnston of Inverkip with her first Menteith Trout.






Scottish Club Championships kick off this weekend (6pm Saturday 10th May) and the competing teams are Aberdour, Alder Fly B, Avonbank, Bridge of Weir River, Canmore, Craufurdland, Dunf. Artisans, Gartcosh, Glasgow Tel, Johnston Flyfishers, Luckies AC, North Berwick B, Newton Stewart A, Perth AC, Phoenix, Segdoune A, Strathgryffe, Tap shopA, Troon B.

Best regards from Quint Glen