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30th March 2004
Opening Day Report
The 2004 Menteith Season Opened on Saturday 27th March. A short welcome was given by Manager Quint Glen. Quint thanked all those involved for making the Lake such a successful fishing venue (past and present): the anglers, the club secretaries, the competition organisers, the press, the fisheries board and the staff.
The season was officially opened by Bette Haynes – the new owner of the Lake Hotel. Melody was provided by Port of Menteith Piper Donnie Cameron.
It was one of the mildest air starts to the season for many a year as
evidenced by the hatch of buzzer and last years record opening day catch
was surpassed – despite a small decrease in preseason stocking and
the Loch being 4C colder (6C at 6ft.). Clarity was not at its best (2m
on the secchi disk) but was similar to last year. Probably due to our
first decent rainfall for some time occurring in the previous week and
the input of the first real heat of the year.
Saturday 27th March: 33 boats landed 303 fish for 679lbs. Heaviest bag was P.Auchterlonie and G.Whyte of Creiff with 15 fish for 43lbs. They were using a green and white lure and a wet cell 3 line on the road shore. Other Hot spots were Hotel Bay, Kates Brae Bay and Lochend. Other limit bags were taken by Morgan/Forbes/Fullerton, Tom Howe and G.Ferguson. A lot of the fish were taken in the margins.
Sunday 28th March: Port Glasgow AC (15 boats) 65 fish for 155lbs and Dalziel Steel (7 boats) 10 fish for 28lbs.
Monday 29th March: ICI Dumfries (6 boats) 20 fish for 48lbs
Best regards from Menteith