Weekly report for 4th July 2005 and June Summary
Average boat catch for June was 2.7 fish per boat for a total weight 5
½ lbs. This was the lowest June catch in the last five years, although
a range of 3.1 to 3.5 has been recorded. June can be difficult but this
statistic was a bit surprising as more fish per boat hire were stocked
this year and a far greater number of fish were released by anglers. Higher
than usual June water temperatures, moderate clarity and good catches
early on in the season will be part of the reason. The average number
of fish caught per boat for the first 3 months is up from 3.74 fish per
boat in 2004 to 4 fish per boat in 2005.
Best areas this week have been the Malling Shore, the Gap and around 150
yards of the Road Shore. Best tactics are floater or floater with short
slow sink tip with dries and buzzers or blobs. Water temperature is 18c
at 6ft and clarity 2.5m.
Scottish Club Championships Results:
The ninth heat of the Scottish club championships sponsored by the Daily
Record and Bowmore with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling,
saw 27 boats land 55 trout for 110lbs 7oz. Qualifying teams: 1st Sunburst
A , 2nd Pinkertons A and 3rd were Beith St Inans A. Individuals through
to the Champion of Champions are 1st P.Thomson out in the middle with
wee wets, 2nd G.Gibson (Malling with dries), 3rd Jim Andrew and 4th S.Bett.
Glenkinchie Boat League 7th Night 29th June
Last years champ David Downie collected first place and a bottle for his
best bag of 7 for 16lbs. In second place was A.Mackay with 7 for 14lbs
and 3rd was J.Litster with 7 for 13lbs. Paul Garner was awarded the Duck.
In a sizzling end to the evening Jim hunter (2lbs 8oz) was awarded the
biggest fish bottle as Grant Mackay’s bus had already pulled out.
The 26 anglers caught 60 fish for 126lbs. J.Litster is in top place with
34 points. A.MacKay lies 2nd with 62 and P.Auchterlonie is in 3rd with
Anglian Water Fulling Mill 6 man Team International
heats and Menteith Final
The competition was held over 4 days. Winning team (evening) was Alba
Fly Fishers with 22 fish for 46lbs 4oz. Also qualifying for the UK final
was Team Sunburst with 21 fish (rod average was 2.05). In the Day final
Heron Flyfishers were top with 21 fish for 45lbs and second and also qualifying
were Orkney Trout B with 18 for 40lbs. Rod average was 2.7. Pictured below
are Alba Flyfishers with Anglian Water Officianado and Fisheries Manager
John Marshal (on left) and tackle supplierismo Simon Kidd from joint sponsors
Heron Fly fishers. Sorry for spoiling the photo guys.