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Menteith Report

6th August Weekly Report

June and July Summary
The average catch statistics for June 2007 were: 2 man boat day catch (8hrs) 4.4 fish for 9.4lbs; 2 man boat eve catch (5hrs) 2.8 fish for 5.9lbs; average weight was 2lbs 2oz. - fairly similar to last year. In July the stats were 4.7 fish (11.3lbs) for an 8hr 2 man boat and 2.9 fish (7lbs) for a 5hr evening 2 man boat. Number of fish released in July shot up from the usual 10% to 24%, largely due to the reduced limit in the Lexus Heats and the two days of practice by the international youths. Catches were the best in July for many a year - most likely due to the cool summer keeping fish in the catch zone. Stocking in July was down on last year due to the number being returned and also because catches were good. Average fish weight for July 2lbs 6oz.

6ft Water Temp: 18C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.2m
Some great looking fish in the bags (and breaking free) at the moment. Average weight is in the region of 2lb 9oz with many fish of 3lbs +. Top areas are the Rookery, Gateside, Stable Point, Dog Isle and Roman Bay. Best tactics have been a sink tip or intermediate line with a booby on the point with diawl bachs and buzzers higher up.

14th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling. 27 boats landed 78 fish for 201lb. Top 3 man team were Rainbow Warriors (12 fish), 2nd Jedforest AC (9 fish) and 3rd were Adrosson Eglington 7 fish. The Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were; Laurie Taylor, Robin Smith, Sandy Boag and D.Wright. Heaviest Fish was 3lbs 11oz, caught by S.Boag. Top tactics Gateside and Malling, booby, fast glass line.

12th heat of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, 32 anglers caught 72fish for 187lbs.Top bag on the night was J.Litster, 2nd A.MacKay 3rd T.Taggart. Only one heat left with the prize giving immediately after. The adjusted totals are as follows 1st A.Dunn 37, 2nd J.Litster 39, 3rd D.Paterson 51pts and 4th D.Ingles.