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Menteith Report

29th May


6ft Water Temp: 13C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.5m
Colder northerly and north easterlies have meant for calmer days of recent. There would still appear to be a greater abundance of fish in the eastern basin and the road shore/reedy point have been the favoured spots. Still getting a lot of buzzers but the May fly are now appearing in numbers and the Canada chicks have hatched. The first round of SANA heats are over and after the Sierra Pairs this Wednesday and Thursday the Lake will enter a quieter phase in the calendar. Photo D.Mitchel.

On Tuesday 22nd in the 3rd SANA qualifier 28 boats landed 171 fish for 320lbs with 16 fish returned. Top rod on the day was Jim McBride of Lothian and Borders Police with 6 fish for 11lbs 2oz and 7 returned. Jim was in the road shore area and 8 of the fish were taken on an orange blob. He used a DI3 line “as it doesn’t get blown about so much”. 2nd top was Sandy MacConnachie of Merchister (9 fish) and 3rd Jane Wright of Kelvinside (8 fish). The cut off weight for qualification was 5lbs 12oz. In the 4th SANA Heat on Thursday 24th, 25 boats landed 132 fish for 249lbs and 7 rtd. Top rod was S.Menzies of Leith AC (9 fish), 2nd was G.Hayward of Balfron (9 fish) and 3rd Bill Ramage of Tillicoultry (7 fish). The cut off weight was 5lbs 2oz.

4th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling.
27 boats land 92 fish for 178lbs. Top 3 man team were Kinross AC. 2nd Thack B and 3rd Strathclyde Police. These teams go forward to the semi-final on 21/9/07. Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were R.Gilbert (Thack B), A. Smith (Kinross), R.Mcwilliams (Bridge of Weir Loch) and N.Mitchel (Strathclyde Pol). Top tactics - blobs on the Road shore and Gateside Bay. The Angling Centre Stirling has a mobile shop before the start of the venue and items can also be ordered and brought for the event.

In the 2nd heat of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, James Litster was top bag with 6 fish for 11lbs 4oz (and about 8 returned). 2nd was Jim Watson and 3rd Alan Smith. Heaviest fish Ken Oliver. The heaviest fish and best bag received an Airflow Sixth Sense Line. David Stewart got the cannie beer. The 32 anglers landed 70 fish.

Club Results: Trossachs League 14 eve boats 9 fish, Perth CS 5 eve boats 3 fish for 7lbs 9oz, Rolls Royce – no record, Tilly AC 5 eve boats 19 fish for 42lbs, ABC&D 6 boats 35 fish for 75lbs, Rowbank AC 13 boats 62 fish 123lbs, Br.of Allan 5 boats 34 fish, North Berwick 7 boats 33 fish, Invicta 3 boats 11 fish, Priory 4 boats 30 fish.

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