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Menteith Weekly Report

29th Oct 2007

The End is Nigh.

The season is drawing to a close in two days time on Wednesday 31st October, perhaps the weather is hinting strongly that it is time to put the rods away or invest in some serious togs. PAAS (Pike anglers Alliance Scotland) tell me that they have had the most interest shown for years, with over 112 applying for their 60 available boats this winter. A 28 ½ pound pike was found dead at Lochend. It appeared to have been hit by a propeller.






The catching of big fish continues following the removal of the cages. The biggest chaps are still out there though. Fife policeman Andy Godsell (above) took this 11 ½ lb beauty last Tuesday from Gateside Bay on a black nomad. On Friday Alasdair MacNair (left) captured this 8 ½ pounder on a black and gold lure in Gateside Bay. Today Monday 29th Oct., Jim Davie from Cumnock (above right) landed his personal best (8lb 12oz) at the Lake. The fish took a minke in Gateside on his first cast. Three casts later he “lost the fly on a bigger fish”.





Tom Taggart (right) of Kilcreggan landed this fine 6lb 4oz fish in the Heronry. Campbell Morgan and George Mackenzie had the scale revolving more than twice with their bag of 12 fish for 31lbs 8oz (plus 3 returned). They got their fish mainly in Sandy Bay on yellow dancers.