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Fishery Report: 10th June to 16th June 2003
Current water temperature has risen 2 degrees and is now 19C at a depth of 6ft, secchi disk clarity is excellent at 3.5m. The hot weather is likely to mean the fish are beginning to congregate over the usual deeps (Heronry/Arnmach Deeps/ Roadshore Deeps/ Gateside Bay/ Inchmahome North and the Rookery. However the clarity of the water means that deeper lying fish can still see activity at the surface and thus all tactics are proving to be worth a try - depending on conditions. Recent best bags have been a high D and booby at Gateside and dries “out in the middle”.

Club Results and other Notable Catches
10th June: Longannet AC 6 fish for 12lbs 8oz, Edinburgh Trout Anglers (12 boats) 59 fish for 110lbs, Alloa AC (8 boats) 26 fish 48lbs. 11th June On the fourth night of the Glenkinchie boat league, 20 anglers landed 67 fish for 127lbs 2oz. Top bag on the night and winner of a the malt was W.Ramage with 8 fish for 16lbs 12oz . Bill was fishing dries on the road shore. 2nd placed was Alan Ronald with 8 fish for 16lbs - boat partner Dave Paterson was third with 8 fish for 15lbs 4oz. Dave was first to bag up on the night (8.30pm) and received a bottle of malt. W.Ramage also caught the biggest fish (2lbs 12oz). A.Ronald retains top place. 12th June: Retired Police (18 boats) 39 fish for 69lbs. New Retired Police Champion was K.Miller of Airdrie with 5 fish (see picture left). In the evening S.Cocker boated 11 fish. 13th June P.Aucterlonie and G.MacKay landed 15 fish for 32lbs and IBM (10 evening boats) had 29 fish for 56lbs. Saturday 14th June St.Mungo AC 15 fish for 30lbs, Rolls Royce (8 boats) 20 fish for 41lbs.

On Saturday evening the 54 anglers taking part in the 5th heat of the Scottish Interclub Championships caught 89 fish weighing 1181lbs. The winning 3 man team was Newtonmearns AC with 10 fish for 22lbs, 2nd Eaglesham ‘B’ with 9 fish for 18lbs 13oz and 3rd were St.Mungo with 7 fish for 15lbs 10oz. These clubs go forward to the semi-final on the 12th September. The heaviest fish (3lb 11oz) was caught by J. Buchanan. Most productive angler on the night was fishing a booby on a DI7 line initially and then a floating line in Gateside Bay. Further details of the top 4 individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions will be available in the competitions sponsor – the Daily Record. Top four from last week were P.temple, I.Runcie, I.Orr & K.Renton. The winning club, best individual and heaviest fish all received Bowmore Whisky. The following teams are competing on the 21st June: Ayr A, Bank of Scot (East), Canmore AC, Coldstream & Dist, Commore, Cove and Kilcreggan, Cowans Law, Dunfermline Railway B, Ferranti, Ferry Fly Dressers A, Fife Arms, Flannigans, Irvine Watersports, Northern Constab, St.Boswells and Newton, Stanley and Dist, Sunburst, Tullibole B. Sunday 15th Fly Dressers Guild (18 boats) 58 fish for 126lbs. Winning 6 man team was Edinburgh with 17 fish. Top bag was J.Twaddle. Perth RASC (6 boats) 51 fish for 116lbs.

Bill Waddle (pictured right) of Dunns with a 7 pound fish from Hotel bay on a Dawson’s Olive.