13th May to 19th May 2003
Current water temperature at 6ft is an unseasonably cool 12C and has a
clarity of 1.5m (secchi disk). There are still vast quantities of midge,
olives and mayflies about but the high winds, rain and reduced water clarity
have meant that it is often the bigger brighter flies presented a few
feet down that get noticed. A variety of flies have been productive (damsel,
dancer, boobies, blobs, sparklers, viva and buzzers, small buzzers). Productive
areas this week have been Dog Isle, Heronry, Tod Hole, Lochend, Kate’s
Brae and Reedy Point. The extra warmth and lighter winds of recent days
should make for some pleasant fishing.
Bill Brown with a recent catch.
Club Results and other Notable Catches
13th May: RAF Scotland (9 boats) 26 fish 53lbs, Longannet (5 boats) 11
fish 23lbs, Edge/Crawford (Ayr) 15 fish for 27lbs. 14th May: Dundee West
End AC (8 boats) 21 fish for 43lbs, Loch Laggan AC 15 fish for 30lbs.
15th May: SANA National Prelim 28 boats landed 207 fish 398lbs.
Cut off weight was 5lbs 10oz (3 fish). Best limit bag was Robert Fullerton
of Strathleven who was pulling orange blobs, b/g viva and sparklers on
a high D line at Tod Hole. Full list of qualifiers available at www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk.
17th May: Wellington AC 45 fish for 98lbs, Glenrothes Kingfishers AC (4
boats) 19 fish for 35lbs, Phoenix (7 boats) 33 fish for 62lbs. In the
evening the 57 anglers taking part in the Scottish Interclub Championships
caught 80 fish weighing 140lbs. The winning team was Leslie Llanlar
with 12 fish for 23lbs 12oz, 2nd were Edin Trout Anglers with 10 fish
for 19lbs 8oz and 3rd were Farmers and Assoc. with 8 fish for 14lbs 10oz.
These clubs go forward to the semi-final on the 12th September. The heaviest
fish (2lb 14oz) was caught by S.Barclay of Heriots using a claret shipmans.
The Champion of Champions results will be available in the competitions
sponsor – the Daily Record on Friday, and also on these web pages.
The winning club, best individual and heaviest fish all received Bowmore
Teams competing on Saturday 24th May are: Ardrossan Eglington, Barrhead,
Ferry Fly A, Glasgow Deaf, Grizzle Cats A, Kilburnie B, Kilmarnock A,
Linlithgow, Lothian and Borders B, Norhet, St.Serfs B, Stanecastle, Stirling
Castle B, Thistle B, Vale of Leven B, Wellington, West of Scotland Fly
Dressors, West of Scotland AC.
18th May: Auchterlonie/McKay (Creiff) 14 fish for 27lbs, Falkirk Fly
Dressers (6 boats) 42 trout for 100lbs, Bridge of Allan 76 (6 boats) 25
fish 56lbs, Stewarton AC(5 boats) 33 fish for 62lbs.19th May: Heriots
(8 boats) 36 fish for 70lbs.
Regards Quint Glen