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Report for week ending 26th April 2004

Temperature at 6ft 12C; Clarity 1.9m.

A 4 centigrade rise in water temperature this week will have put the fish on the move and will hasten the stratification of the water column on a temperature basis. The nutrients in the top layer will (hopefully) be soon exhausted, and as the algae settles out – clarity should improve giving ideal conditions for dry fly.

Some superb catches fishing with top of the water buzzer and nymph tactics this week. Other flies have included the booby, white cat, diawl bach, blae’n black, beetle, hare’s lug and kate mclaren. A combination of lure and buzzer being a good way to hedge your bets. Most catches are still coming from the top 6ft of water, and from all areas of the eastern basin.

Evening fishing commences on Monday 3rd of May. Good news for the last minute angler, as May is set to be a busy month with most of the day boats fully booked – except for the 10th, 11th, 26th, 27th and 31st .

The Lake of the Lake of Menteith Fisheries Board.

Pictured left to right: Alan Simpson, John Ingleby (Chairman), Jimmy Nairn, Sir Archie Orr-Ewing, Colonel Simpson. Not present were Board Members Jim Forbes and Sandy Callander.


Results: Frid 23rd April: Bill Ramage (Alva) 7 fish limit for 24lbs, Muir 15 fish for 34lbs, SSEB AC (13 boats) 57 fish for 122lbs, Edinburgh Fly Dressers (5 boats) 20 fish for 36lbs. Sat 24th Falkirk Municipal (12 boats) 100 fish for 210lbs, Falkirk Fly Dressers (6 boats) 49 fish for 103lbs, Jim Crawford (Grizzle Cats) 15 fish for 30lbs. Sun 25th: Johnson (Kilmarnock 3 boats) 34 fish for 62lbs, I&P Clarke 14 fish for 28lbs, Hunter/Barrie 15 fish for 36lbs, Midlothian AA (5 boats) 27 fish for 59lbs. Mon 26th: J.Litster 7 fish limit for 18lbs, Central Scotland Police (7 boats) 52 fish for 119lbs.