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Fishery Report: 17th June to 23rd June 2003
Current water temperature at 6ft has fallen back to 16C and some strong winds have helped to reduce clarity from last weeks high of 3.5m. Out in the middle is still doing well, as are the Rookery and Gateside Bay drifts. Successful tactics vary from dries to mini-lures.

Club Results and other Notable Catches
17th June: SANA semi-final: 27 boats landed 98 fish for 183lbs Top rod was Campbell Morgan of Strathleven, 2nd best bag was defending champ Craig Cowan. 27 anglers qualified and the cut off weight was 3lbs 4oz. Campbell caught his fish on a white cat and slime line. 18th June On the fifth night of the Glenkinchie boat league, 18 anglers landed 43 fish for 94lbs. Top bag for the second week in a row was W. Ramage with a muddler and a Wickams on a floating line on the road shore. A.Ronald retained the top position in the league, was second on the night. 20th June Grangemouth (7 boats) 36 fish for 77lbs. 21st June: Leslie and Glenrothes (4 boats) 39 fish for 78lbs, Luckies (4 boats) 15 fish for 28lbs, Thack (6 boats) 67 fish for 148lbs, Largs (5 boats) 50 fish for 102lbs.
On Saturday evening the 48 anglers taking part in the 6th heat of the Scottish Interclub Championships caught 79 fish weighing 169lbs. The winning 3 man team was Sunburst with 11 fish for 25lbs 5oz, 2nd were Ferranti with 12 fish for 22lbs 15oz and 3rd were Stanley and District with 11 fish for 22lbs 4oz. These clubs go forward to the semi-final on the 12th September. The heaviest fish (3lb 10oz) was caught by J. McReady of Cove and Kilcreggan.. 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 S.Cocker, J.Buchanan, S.Kelly & J.Ferguson. The winning club, best individual and heaviest fish all received Bowmore Whisky. The following teams are competing on the 28th June: Canmore AC – Forfar, Dunfermline Railway A, Edin Alliance, Falkirk Flydressers A, Keithick A, Kilbirnie, Laurencekirk & dist, Luggiebank, Newton Stewart, Scottish Pulp, Segdoune B, Soldier Palmers, St.Serfs Ladies, St.Serfs A, Strathleven B, Tap Shop B, Troon A, West Linton B. Sunday 22nd Ed.Alliance (6 boats) 25 fish 50lbs, Tillcoultry (4 boats) 19 fish for 40lbs, Dalzell Steel (6.5 boats) 36 fish for 72lbs.


Port of Menteith artist John Walker presents Fishery Director Jimmy Nairn with his work which was commisioned by the fishery for the fishery cabin.