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Menteith Report

22nd May


6ft 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.

Steven 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 and Borders.

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.

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