Water Temp: 11C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.2m
A slight dip in water temperatures this week, followed by easterlies
over the weekend with a day of west on Monday 14th. Hotspots over the
weekend were the Heronry, Kates Brae/Lovhend and Malling shore. On Monday
and Friday the Butts fished well. Depending on conditions various methods
have produced top bags; Booby on the point of a sink tip line, buzzers
and also a fast glass with lures.
On Sunday 13th Jim Crawford (left) from Ayr became
the new Scottish Disabled National Champion. Jim landed
From the Heronry and Lochend using a fast glass line a blob, cat double
and a black diawl bach. Stuart Fraser was second with 11 fish and last
years Champ john Bryce was 3rd, also with 11 fish. The 15 boats had (what
some were saying) was a record catch in the Disabled National of 82 fish
for 195lbs for the 15 boats. Jim also got the trophy for the heaviest
fish (4lbs 4oz). Best Boatman was Willie Hutchison from Greenock. Fraser
Renwick thanked the Staff and Fisheries Management committee for their
help over the years and also the boatmen and caterers. Qualifying for
the Scottish Disabled Team for Menteith in 2008 were Jim Crawford, Stuart
Fraser, John Bryce, Tom Ward, John Daily, Ossie Smith and Fraser Renwick.
2nd Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results
– sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the
Angling Centre Stirling.
On a better fishing night, the 25 boats landed 118 fish for 258lbs. Top
3 man team were Rothes Oak AC with 17 fish for 35lbs. 2nd were Eaglesham
AC with 14 fish for 33lbs and 3rd were Kilmarnock with 14 fish for 32lbs.
These teams go forward to the semi-final on 21/9/07. Top four individuals
qualifying for the Champion of Champions were S.Cocker (Eaglesham) 6 fish,
J.Litster (Rothes Oak) 6 fish, E.Craig (Laurencekirk) 6 fish and W.Munn
(Beith) 6fish. Top tactics – midge tip, cormorant, white booby -
Heronry. The Angling Centre Stirling has a mobile shop on site before
the start of the Scottish club Competition and further items can be brought
to the venue by prior order.
Club Results: Northern Constab (7 boats) 16 fish, Tayside
Police (4.5 boats) 16 fish, Strathclyde Police 9 boats 41 fish 2 rtd,
HMRC 13 boats 31 fish, Wellington AC 6 boats 53 fish.
And Finally CCTV pictures captured this errant fly fisher - a suspect
in our on-going “mess left in the boat” inquiries.
April Monthly Summary
Anglers have enjoyed a good start to the season. Catches are up on last
April. This year 2 man boat average catches for an 8hr session were 5.4
fish for 12.6lbs, 18% of the fish were recorded as returned. Last year
the figures were 4.7 fish for 9.9lbs with 10% returned.
Has the main reason for this been the warmth of the spring with fish and
angler alike putting in more effort? Water temperatures ran at almost
double our cold spring of 2006.
For boat bookings Tel 01877 385664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information at www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk