Water Temp: 12.5C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.5m
Some strong westerlies this week have piled
the fish on to the Road Shore – which has fished well during the
calmer periods, but anglers have also reported good catches from all the
drifts. Despite the wind the boats managed to get out each day –
just. We have had huge hatches of buzzers this week and this is what the
fish are on, although the lures blob, booby etc are always tempting. Method
of the week when conditions prevail has been the static buzzer.
McVean (left) of the Port of Menteith and a member of the Lake’s
young angler’s fishing club the Cormorants, landed this 6lb 12oz
over-wintered fish from Gateside Bay.
On Thursday 17th the Lake hosted the Scottish Police
Fly fishing Championships. 36 boats landed 165 fish for 340lbs.
The new Police Champion is Alan Hill from Troon (below right) and he is
pictured receiving the trophy from Paddy Tomkins (on left of picture)
of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Scotland. Alan had his
6 fish by 11.30am and was fishing at Tod Hole/Butts with a static hopper
(size 14) and a floating line. 2nd place went to Brian Clifton of Lothian
and Borders. The winning team who go on to fish in the UK Championships
at Bewl was Jim McBride, Brian Clifton, Kenny Hall and Steve Lamb of Lothian
3rd Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results
– sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the
Angling Centre Stirling.
Another good evening saw 27 boats land 119 fish for 264lbs. Top 3 man
team were Sunburst AC with 13 fish for 27lbs 15oz. 2nd ICI Dumfries 12
fish for 27lbs 1oz and 3rd were Invergowrie 11 fish for 23lbs 3oz. These
teams go forward to the semi-final on 21/9/07. Top four individuals qualifying
for the Champion of Champions were W.Brown (ICI), G.MacGregor (Sunburst),
M.Soutar (Invergowrie) and D.Adams (Aberfoyle). Top tactics – Cortland
blue line and olive cormorant in Kates Brae. 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.
In the first heat of the Menteith Boat League
sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Dave Paterson finished top (Buzzers,
floating line, Kates Brae), Peter Auchterlonie was 2nd and J.Buchanan
3rd. Heaviest fish Jane Wright. The heaviest fish and best bag received
an Airflow Sixth Sense Line. Ritchie Feehan received the new look Duck.
Club Results: Edin Trout Anglers 6 boats
44 fish 91lbs, Fife Police 6 boats 35 fish for 73lbs, Bothwell and Blantyre
6 boats 28 fish, IBM 11 boats 17 fish, Stewarton 7 boats 48 fish, Falkirk
FD 6 boats 23 fish and Pentland FF 5 boats 30 fish.
For boat bookings Tel 01877 385664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information at www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk