Water Temp: 18.5C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.0m
A week of excellent fishing. The cold nights had the swallows gathering
on the wires and the loch steaming in the morning. The more clement water
temperatures have effected a four fold increase in catch rate, with club
boat averages reaching 10 fish, and limit bags common place. A lot of
beautifully conditioned big fish have been landed. Tactics have varied
from slow sink to intermediate to floating, with
the latter predominating in recent days. Traditional patterns, diawl bach
types, buzzer, white cat, cormorant and booby have all worked and the
best areas are still on top or near the deep water. Particularly the Gateside/Inchmahome
deeps and periphery, including the north shore of Inchmahome.
Left: Allan Whyte Jnr (Renfrew) with a 10 pounder.
Ward (Cumnock) with a 7lb bar of silver.
14th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results
– sponsored by the Daily Record
The 27 boats landed 153 fish for 295lbs. Top team were Edinburgh Troot
with 14 for 30lbs 2oz. 2nd Edinburgh Vets B with 14 fish for 27lbs 2oz
and 3rd St.Serfs with 12 fish for 23lbs 12oz. These teams go forward to
the semi-finals. Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions
were Ken Wood 8 fish for 17lbs 7oz, Alan Smith 8 fish, S.Corsar 8 fish,
K.Renton 2 fish. Biggest Fish 7lbs 2oz by J.Jeffrey, Stanley and district.
ACS Menteith Boat League – sponsored
by the Angling Centre Stirling.
Top rod on the night was James Litster with 7 fish and 3 returned (suspendor
buzzer – Malling). 2nd placed D.Paterson did not fish - thus James
Litster still lies in first position. He will be hard to beat.
ABC&D 6 boats 65 fish for 130lbs, L&B/Strathclyde Police 10 boats
97 fish 170lbs, St.Mungo 7 boats 72 fish 148lbs, Pitlochry 4 boats 40
fish 82lbs, Pentcaitland 8 boats 17 fish, Farmers 8 boats 38 fish, Bonnybridge
10 boats 22 fish, Police Interforce 17 boats 92 fish.
For boat bookings Tel 01877 385664 or email email@example.com.
Further information at www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk