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Menteith Weekly Report 16th May
6ft Water Temp: 14C Secchi Disk Gateside:1.5m

A week with predominant south easterlies has meant a lot of the hatching insects have ended up in the North West corner with the fish and anglers in hot pursuit and achieving some great catches with fish averaging 3lbs in some recent limit bags. Areas performing well have been the Heronry, Malling Shore, Gateside Bay and Rookery. A lot of action has also taken place else where with excellent fishing on the road shore and in Hotel Bay. Recently anglers have been taking fish close into the shore (10ft) on intermediate or floating lines with buzzers or lures (cat/appetiser/cormorant).

The big event this week was the launching of the Mark II wheely boat by Anne McGuire MP for Stirling and UK Minister for the Disabled. The new boat and engine was financed with the help of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, Robertson Trust, Lake of Menteith Fisheries Board and the Scotbelge Charitable Trust. Thanks were also made to the Wheelyboat Trust for co-ordinating the project. Anne McGuire commented that the boat was an excellent facility to enable the disabled to explore the great outdoors. Pictured left: Sean Roake (Jamestown), John Hood (Culross) and MP Anne McGuire.

Following the launch the National Fly fishing Competition for Anglers with a Disability was held. The winner with 7 fish was
John Bryce (pictured above right). Also qualifying for the National Disabled Team were A.Nelson, T.Lithgow, J.Daily, T.Ward, R.Mitchel and C.Lawrie.

2nd Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results
– sponsored by the Daily Record: The 25 boats landed 78 fish for 187lbs. Top 3 man team were Lothian and Borders Police with 13 fish for 31lbs 11oz. 2nd were Grizzle Cats B with 13 fish for 31lbs 3oz and 3rd were Stewarton AC B with 11 fish for 23lbs 10oz. These teams go forward to the semi-finals. Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were A.Hill 8 fish (Buzzers, rookery, midge tip), J.Walker 7 fish, B.Clifton 5 fish and J.Campbell 5 fish.

Scottish Anglers National Championship Prelim 11th May.
There was a catch limit of eight fish. Once this was reached all fish were returned with an assumed weight of 2lbs. 54 anglers caught 211 trout of which 208 were weighed in for 505lbs. The top 3 bags on the day were Mike Cordiner (Aberdeen & Dist) 9 fish, Ronnie Christie (Soldier Palmers AC) 9 fish and A.Kemp (Tulloch) 9 fish. There were 5 limit bags and the cut off weight for qualification was 9lbs 3oz.

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