Boat bookings: Tel.01877 385 664

bookingenquires@menteith-fisheries.co.uk

FISHERY REPORT

10th March 2004

Dear Fisher,
Once again, The Lake of Menteith Fisheries would like to thank all their customers for their support in 2003 and to wish all a good 2004.

We had plenty of fine weather last year, which contributed to an increase of 4% in angler numbers visiting the Lake. Average catch per boat hire in 2004 was 3.87 fish for 8lbs 6oz. More information on results and plans will become available on the website www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk, over the next couple of months. Our prices for next year have been increased to cover inflation and are under tariff.

 

The winners of the Scottish Club Championship in 2003 were Beith St. Inans. This is the Fourth time the club has won the champion -ship. Pictured left are Jim Andrews, Robert Aitken and Tom Brown.

 

 

 

Ian Earle (pictured right) was 2003 Daily Record Champion of Champions.

We expect to have another busy year ahead so remember to book in advance to be sure of a boat. Important dates in the diary for next year are: 27th March Opening Day, 20th April Troutmaster Fish Off, May 3rd Evening fishing commences, 8th May Scottish Club Championship Heats Commence, 6th 18th 20th 25th May & 25th June and 2nd July SANA Heats & Semis, 16th May Disabled National, 19th May Glenkinchie League starts, 21st May Civil Service Final, 7th and 14th June SANA Open Qualifyers (Evenings),14th-17th June Ladies Practice and International, 21st-23rd June Disabled practice and International, 28th and 29th June Scotland v England Select, 13th July Anglian Water, August 23rd (Day) SANA Open Final, 5th September Ladies National, 7th September Health and Safety Executive Recreational Association, 8th-9th September Police International, 17th and 24th Sept Scottish Club Championships semis, 1st October Scottish Clubs Final, 8th October Champion of Champions, 31st October Chairman’s Day and Last Day of Season, 7th November Port Kirk and School Fundraiser day.

 

We will all miss our friend and renowned fly fisher, Alan Ronald (pictured left), who died tragically at work in December of 2003. Alan was the reigning Glenkinchie League Fly-Fishing Champion. Alan’s hard work, fishing expertise and sense of humour were well known to us all.