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Fishery Report: 7th – 13th October.
The start of the week had a strong south/west wind and made the fishing challenging, but the wind calmed down nicely for the weekend for some near top of the water fishing. Water temperature is cooling down to 11 C at 6ft.and clarity is holding at a steady 3.5m on the secchi disk. Anglers have been using predominantly slow sinking lines. Areas that have been fishing well are Lochend bay, Kate’s brae the road shore, The Heronry and Hotel Bay. Fly’s that are doing well are the booby’s (black or white), red headed cats/ red headed damsel, Kate McLaren, the cormorant, blobs and sparklers.
On Sunday the final of the Daily Record Champion of Champions was hotly contested by 54 anglers, catching an impressive 206 fish weighing in at 419lb 7oz. The 4 top rods from the interclub competitions 14 heats fish this event which was won by Iain Earle from Bannockburn, who caught 12 fish weighing 28lb 6oz. Iain was fishing a cast consisting of a booby and 2 diawl bach`s on a slime line and caught them all in Lochend bay. He receives a cheque for £300, a Grey`s platinum rod, a gold medal, a box of Bowmore miniatures and the champions trophy. Not bad for an afternoon’s fishing.

Above Iain Earle with the trophy for winning the Champion of Champions Final

Club Results and other Notable Catches
7th Oct: G McClymont (Eaglesham) 6 fish 11lb 6oz. Moffat (east Kilbride) 4fish 10lb 3oz.
8th Oct: T ward (Cumnock) 8 fish 18lb 6oz Young (largs) 9 fish 20lb 8oz. J Horne (Tillicoultry) 8 fish 17lb 12oz. McGinley/Sichi (Glasgow) 8fish 16lb 8oz. Auchenhowie (3boats) 11 fish 22lb 7 oz.
9th Oct: Ormiston 6 fish 12lb 2oz. Russell/Stewart (Currie) 12fish 29lb Stoneley (Airdrie) 4fish 13lb 2oz biggest was 4lb 14oz. Davie/McGregor (Kelty) 7fish 13lb + 6 returned. Osborne/Ogborne (Irvine) 15 fish 29lb.
10th Oct: SSEB (11 boats) 47fish 96lb 11oz. Amicus (6 boats) 14 fish 30lb 3oz.
11th Oct: Creiff (4 boats) 25 fish 53lb. Milngavie (5boats) 19 fish 38lb.
Heriots (9 boats) 42 fish 84lb + 19 fish returned, congratulations to Stuart Barnes for becoming club champion. Kelvinside (5 boats) 14 fish 25lb 8oz. Congratulations to Tom Taggart for becoming club champion.
12th Oct: Daily record champion of champions final (54 anglers) caught 206 fish for 419lb 7oz 1st: Iain Earle (sana) 12 fish 28lb 6oz. 2nd: Jim Crawford (Grizzly Cats) 12 fish 24lb 3oz he was fishing boobys in the hotel bay and the heronry, he won a £200 cheque, silver medal, an Akuma reel and a box of Bowmore miniatures. 3rd: J Morrison with 8 fish for 17lb 4oz, he won a £100 cheque, an Airflow line, a bronze medal and a box of Bowmore miniatures. Heaviest fish of the day was caught by Willie Fulton it weighed 3lb 11oz winning him a Caithness crystal bowl. Due to being unable to attend last weeks interclub final Calum Fraser received the silver salver for catching the heaviest fish of the competition, it weighed 5lb.
Thanks are extended to the Daily Record for their sponsorship of the event. The Angling Centre Stirling for the donation of rods, reels and lines to the winners and Bowmore for the bottles of whisky.
13th Oct: McKinnell (Edinburgh) 5 fish 10lb. T Ward (Cumnock) 8 fish 21lb. Murry/Nicolson (Bearsden) 7 fish 16lb. Strathie (Croftamie) 6 fish 11lb.