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Menteith Report

24th April


6ft Water Temp: 10.5C Secchi Disk Gateside: 1.5m
Southerly winds have blown the surface layers (and algae) into Gateside Bay, hence the low visibility reading today (yesterday it was 2.5m). After some excellent fishing over the weekend things were quieter today perhaps a consequence of the persistent rain. The shallow eastern basin has been fishing really well and good catches have been reported from the Butts, Out in the Middle, Lochend, Kates Brae and of recent International Bay and Shear Point. Good catches have also come from Gateside Bay, Stable Point and the Heronry – so you might say it is fishing well all over. Tactics have been DI3 with cat, booby or blob and diawl bach or floating line and cormorant with buzzer type combination. With the current clarity a high viz fly like the cormorant makes sense. Last week we received a stocking of brown trout – our first is some time (due to quality issues) and these are now appearing in the catches alongside the well conditioned rainbows. These two good looking overwintered fish were taken on Sunday afternoon by Ronald Gilbert (left) and Graeme Frew (right) both from Ayrshire.







Kenny Miller is thankful (but presumably £100 worse off) that his rods have been found. His caring daughter had posted them to Ireland and they remained in the post for some time!

Looks like helper ooter Paul Garner (3rd from left) has made his choice. This is a picture of him at his stag party at Ayr Races on Saturday. Hard lines you other girls!

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