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Fishery Report

15th August 2006


6ft Water Temp: 19C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.8m

Menteith Rainbow Record Broken Again



Regular Menteith Angler Ian Colligan of Dalzell Steel Angling Club took this 16lb 13oz rainbow from the cages on the night of Friday 11th August. Ian caught his big resident on a cormorant fly with a sink tip line. His fish beats the previous record by 2lbs set in May.

Another week of superlative fishing at the Lake with cooler temperatures allowing top of the water fishing. Best areas are still Gateside Bay, Inchmahome Deeps, Dog Isle and the Rookery. For the first time in a month fish were caught on the Road shore and Shear Point Drifts but a couple of warm days moved the fish out of these areas. At the start of the week clarity was low which led to high visibility flies like the cormorant being used but clarity has increased steadily all week so buzzers, diawl bachs and even dries if cloud cover permits - will be worth a throw. The fishery have been releasing a lot of 5-8 pounders (maximum stocking size at Menteith) over the past month and many of these are now starting to show in the catch returns.

ACS Menteith Boat League – sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling.
The 29 anglers landed 105fish for 216lbs. Top bag on the night was Dougie Ingles with 7 for 15lbs 15oz. James Litster was 2nd with 7 fish and two returned. 3rd was G.Hayward with 7. The biggest fish (7lbs 12oz) was landed by Chic Brown. Best tactics – washing line and fast glass.

Clubs:Edinburgh Trout Anglers 7 boats 35 fish for 67lbs, Lothian and Borders Police 12 boats 94 trout for 190lbs, Fly Dressers Guild 8 boats 42 fish for 82lbs, S.A.C. 5 boats 24 fish for 47lbs, Ciba AC 5 boats 20 fish for 41lbs, Falkirk Fly 6 boats 50 fish for 103lbs, Hunterston Trout AC 5 boats 30 fish for 68lbs, West Linton 6 boats 12 fish for 23lbs, Balbeggie 7 boats 22 fish for 54lbs, Edin P.O. 5 boats 27 fish for 54lbs.

For boat bookings Tel 01877 385664 or email bookingenquires@menteith-fisheries.co.uk. Further information at www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk