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Fishery Report 23rd May

6ft Water Temp: 14C Secchi Disk Gateside:1.3m

Drew Grant (left) from Glenrothes set a new Lake Fishery Record when he landed this 14lb 13oz resident from near the burn mouth in Gateside Bay.

The fish was hooked on the yellow apps bloodworm (see above) and floating line with 8lb nylon. It turned down a bibio and diawl bach which was on the same cast. The origonally fin perfect fish took around 30 minutes to land. The fish was weighed and photographed around 7 ½ hrs after capture and it is likely that it would have weighed over 15lbs. The photo shows it had dried out considerably causing wrinkling and cracking of the skin and tail fins. The fish was likely stocked in early 2005 or before.

Another cool week in a cool month in a cool spring. 2005 was a warm spring. 2004 was perhaps more usual and our Lily leaves are 2 weeks behind 2004 - now only just emerging on to the water surface. Fishing has been good in the last week with mean fish weight averaging over 2½lbs. Areas performing well have been the Heronry, Malling Shore, Gateside Bay and Rookery. Sparkler blobs, cormorants, buzzers have been mentioned in passing.

3rd Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record: The 25 boats landed 105 fish for 250lbs. Top 3 man team were Falkirk Fly Dressers with 13 fish for 30lbs 3oz. 2nd were Strathtyrum with 11 fish for 29lbs 9oz and 3rd were Ayr AC with 8 fish for 20lbs 2oz. These teams go forward to the semi-finals. Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were E.Clark 6 fish, J.Devine 7 fish, J.Ross 7 fish and J.Ferguson 6 fish. Top tactics on the night was buzzers in Gateside Bay, Heronry and Roman Bay.

Menteith Boat League – sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling. In the first outing of the 2006 Boat League; Dougie Ingles was top rod with a 7 fish limit for 15lbs 4oz, 2nd was D.Downie with 6 for 13lb14oz and 3rd W.Hutchison with 5 fish.


Club Results: Police Scottish Championship (36 boats) 150 fish for 360lbs.The new Scottish Police Champion is Jim Walker (pictured right). Strathclyde Police (10 boats) 75 fish for 186lbs, Fife Police (6 boats) 38 fish for 94lbs, Fire Service (21 boats) 88 fish 218lbs, Heriots FP (7 boats) 22 fish.

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