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FISHERY REPORT

Report for week ending 4th May 2004

 

Report for week ending 11th May 2004
Temperature at 6ft 14C; Clarity 2m.

An atmospheric week with plenty of torrential rain and lightening - causing spates in the burns, and early finishes for many and angler. Anglers should leave the water if lightening is imminent.

We had some big hatches of black buzzer, and mayfly have been evident since the 7th of May. Hotspots have been Lochend, Roadshore and the Heronry. It is nice to see sport extending to the further reaches. Successful tactics have varied from fast pulling (traditional or lures) on a wet cell 2 – often favoured as the fail safe bet by the competition anglers - to the tweaked buzzer or dry. Both styles have been the “most successful” on different days this week.

This week saw the commencement of the Scottish National Fly Fishing Championships at the Lake (27 boats 213 trout for 404lbs) and the Scottish Interclub Championships on Saturday night (26 boats 113 trout for 255lbs). We also had the camera crews here to film the SANA heat and the Ladies National Team. Screening of Troutandabout will be some time in July. Further details will be posted when available.

SANA Results – 6th May
1st J Singleton Pinkertons AC 8 fish 17-15
2nd D Downie D&B Flyfishers 8 fish 17-04
3rd J Kaye SANA 8 fish 17-02
7 anglers had limit bags, cut off weight for qualifying was 6lbs 8oz

Scottish Club Championships and Daily Record Champion of Champions – 8th May
1st Greenock and Dist A (Sorrie, MacLachlan, Hutchison) 21 fish 47lbs 8oz
2nd Lochgilphead (A.McGilp, D.McGilp, C.Crawford) 12 fish 28lbs 4oz
3rd Lindean Fisheries (Steel, Scott, Beaton) 10 fish 25lbs 11oz

Top Individuals qualifying for final were 1st D.Gibb (Dunfermline Railway), 2nd G.MacLachlan (Greenock A), 3rd W.Hutchison (Greenock A), 4th S.Headley (Invergowrie B).

Teams Competing on Saturday 15th May: Brechin AC, Creiff FF, CSSC, Dalzell Steel, Dunfermline Rusty Nails, Ferry F.D., Glasgow Deaf AC, Glenrothes Kingfishers, Leslie and Glenrothes, Mauchline & Ballochmyle, North Berwick AC, Penicuik AC, Rothes Oak AC, Stewarton AC, St.Mirin AC, Thistle AC, Troon AC, West Lothian FD.