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Fishery Report Menteith Weekly Report 9th October

6ft Water Temp: 15 C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.5m


Buoys away at Gateside Bay
The trout holding pens were emptied this week, and pushed ashore allowing anglers full access to Gateside Bay for the first time this season. One of the first boats in held Tam Denholm (pictured left) with the resulting 12 pounder and Alastair Mair who boated a 6lb beauty (below right)

Sink tip lines with cats and cormorants have predominated – with fish again coming from all the drifts. After 50 years of fishing the Lake, regular Hugh Lusk caught his personal best trout (10lbs) this week (below right). Another week of bumper catches at the Lake.

August Catch Statistics
September was another warmer than usual month with no ground frosts and the water temperature of the Lake finished at 16C - the highest on record (records began 1998). The catch statistics for August were a healthy average of 4.63 fish caught per boat weighing 9lbs 13oz (for 8hrs fishing). The most productive areas in September were Roman Bay and the Road shore/Lochend drifts, with plenty of big fish in the 7-9lb range reported in catches.

Club Returns for the week:
CIBA Paisley 6 boats 47 fish 109lbs, Strathclyde Police 10 boats 75 fish for 205lbs, Edin FDG 4 boats 29 fish for 74lbs, Pentland 6 boats 50 fish 138lbs, Heriots 7 boats 20 fish 62lbs plus 37rtd, Falkirk FD 6 boats 28 fish 92lbs, Falkirk Municipal 12 boats 37 fish 97lbs, Broxburn 6 boats 23 fish 71lbs, Rainbow 7 boats 50 fish 125lbs.