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Menteith Report

21st August Weekly Report


6ft Water Temp: 19C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.4m Areas fishing this week have been the Rookery, Reedy Point, Gateside, Stable Point, Dog Isle, International Bay and the Road shore. Average weight of the fish was a hefty 2lbs 8oz. The terrestrial bibio flies (aka Bibio pomonae, the heather fly; pictured right) have been hatching in a big way this week and a change to a north wind resulted in showers of the wee “Bibionidae” coming down on to the Lake on Monday 20th, also apparent were other larger species of Bibio. Best tactics: floater, sink tip or intermediate line with a bibios, snatchers, cormorants, hoppers or a lure.


Brian Adam (left) holds the SANA Open Singles Trophy. Brian caught 6 fish for 16lbs 14oz (and returned two after he had reached the six fish limit) fishing at Gateside with a midge tip and fast intermediate line. His flies were a snatcher, bibio, cats and a uv cormorant. 2nd was Douglis Inglis and 3rd Ernie MacKay. In the Open Doubles, the new top pair from Aberdeen and District AA were Ernie MacKay (below on left) and Kenny Riddell (on right) with 12 fish for 32lbss 13oz. Ernie was on the Road Shore with hoppers and a midge tip line and Kenny was fishing in Gateside with a floating line and a snatcher and a hopper. 2nd in the pairs - Morgan and Forbes and 3rd Watson and Inglis. The 19 boats caught 137 fish for 340lbs.

Catches: Longannet (10 boats 10 fish 29lbs, Fife Police 6 boats 36 fish 94lbs, Pentland 5 boats 12 fish 34lbs, St.Mungo 10 boats 26 fish for 56lbs, Rowbank 9 boats 49 fish 108lbs, Thack 6 boats 30 fish for 90lbs, Cove and Kilcreggan 6 boats 33 fish 100lbs, Gartmore 23 fish for 55lbs, Lame Ducks 8 boats 40 fish 112lbs, St.Serfs Ladies 5 boats 10 fish 21lbs, Leslie Llanilar 4 boats 33 fish 82lbs.








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