Water temperature has decreased again in the last week to 13.5C at 6ft.
Clarity has continued to drop and is now 1.9m on the secchi disk. Last
weeks stocking (after the SANA heats) was 1300 fish including some bigger
fish. Hot spots of recent are Hotel Bay, International Bay, Gateside,
Stable Point, Dog Isle and the Malling Shore. Cold night time temperatures,
strong winds and bright sun made the fishing hard at times. With the increased
colour in the water it may pay to try on something a bit gaudier - but
the Buzzers are always worth a try for the fussier fish. Slime lines,
DI3, floating or midge tip lines have all been used to good effect. There
are big clouds of daphnia (water flea) and this year’s perch fry
are also making an appearance.
Scottish Club Championships Results:The Fourth Heat
of the Scottish club championships sponsored by the Daily Record and Bowmore
Whisky was held on the evening of 28th May . Strong westerly winds made
conditions a bit worrying for a while but luckily abated before beaching
time. 14 three men teams caught 35 fish for 62lbs. Qualifying teams: 1st
Hedgehogs, 2nd Perth Civil Service and 3rd were Invergowrie A Individuals
through to the Champion of Champions are 1st J.Moncur of Invergowrie who
was pulling a cormorant, blob and cat on a DI3 line at Malling, 2nd S.Stirton,
3rd J.Gardner and 4th C.Cowan. Biggest fish C.Cowan 6lbs 5oz.
Glenkinchie Boat League 2nd Night 25th May (Report by
The weather was atrocious with rain have fallen all day and continued
to fall throughout the evening. Mayflies. (Danica Vulgata I think) were
in abundance with reports of flies hatching off during the day just about
everywhere. When the evening rods arrived despite the conditions the mayflies
were still to be seen given the right conditions over the next few weeks
we might be able to fish the spent gnat to rising fish. Back to the conditions,
there was a good wind blowing from the West and it was a warm evening
with the air temperature of 12 degrees.
Fishing was good. A total of 51 fish caught by 32 anglers and the top
rod for the evening was John Kaye with 5 fish for 11lb oz. John fished
in the area of the butts, using a midge tip line and snatchers. Bill Ramage
was second with 6 fish for 10lb 15oz Bills technique could not have been
more different using muddlers and what was described as a “big cat”,
Bill fished the evening at Lochend . Biggest fish of the night was 4lb
9oz and caught by Jim Litster. League Placings:1st J.Kaye, 2nd, G.Hayward,
3rd equal A.McKay and J.Litster, 5th D.Paterson, 6th G.Fleming.
Scottish National Championship Results: In Heat 3 of
the SANA National Championships 54 anglers caught 163 fish for 312lbs.
The cut off weight for qualification was 5lbs 1oz. There were 5 limits
and 7 blank rods and the heaviest bag on the day was D.Stenhouse with
2 boobies. In Heat 4 (2 days later) 34 anglers landed 88 fish for 168lbs.
The cut off weight was 5lbs 2oz and the top bag was D.Mateer – again
using two boobies. There was 1 limit and 4 blanks.
Club Results:Glasgow Telephones 9 boats 24 fish 58lbs,
St.fillans AC (3 boats) 10 fish for 22lbs, ABC&D (6 boats) 28 fish
for 59lbs, Rowbank (12 boats) 58 fish for 114lbs, N.Berwick (10 boats)
25 fish for 65lbs, K20 Perth (5 boats?) 3 fish for 4lbs, Bridge of Allan
76 (5 boats) 16 fish for 30lbs.