Water Temp: 19C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.5m
Scots lads take the medals in
Youth Fly Fishing International. The recent match at Menteith was won
in convincing style by the team of 14 Scots who landed 43 fish for 106lbs.
2nd were Ireland with 32 fish for 81lbs, 3rd England with 28 fish for
74lbs and 4th Wales with 26 fish for 63lbs. Most of the action was in
Gateside Bay, Stable Point and the Malling shore where slow retrieve washing
line set ups of cat boobies and diawl bachs seemed to do the trick. Best
basket (6 fish) was taken by Scott Miller from Perthshire (pictured right)
- one of his team mates Kris Bates was the only other competitor to boat
6 fish. The difference between the bags was down to Scott landing a nice
6 pounder the heaviest fish of the competition. Well done to all for taking
part and to manager Arthur Wilkie (below in the blue shirt) who certainly
motivated the team and won his first gold whilst in charge. To cool off
Arthur and the team all went for a dip in the Lake.
Top: The Winning Scotland Team. Above right Scott Miller.
Left - In Charge Manager Arthur Wilkie.
13th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results
– sponsored by the Daily Record with additional
prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling. 25 ½ boats landed 101
fish for 258lb. Top 3 man team were West Lothian AC (9 fish), 2nd Edinburgh
Trout Anglers (7 fish) and 3rd were Rothes Oak 8 fish. The Top five individuals
qualifying for the Champion of Champions all had 6 fish limits; M.MacKenzie,
P.Clarke, D.Bonnington, G.Gall and W.simpson. Heaviest Fish was 4lbs 15oz,
caught by J.Buchanan. Top tactics Diawl bachs sink tip or dries in the
NW corner, Gateside and Reedy point areas.
11th heat of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling
Centre Stirling, 25 anglers caught 51fish. Top bag was Bill Ramage
with 6. With only 2 more heats left of this year's league, and considering
the top 9 bags Andy Dunn (2nd on the night) lies in 1st position with
40 points, 2nd James Litser 50pts (4th on night) and 3rd David Paterson
51pts (13th on night). Please let us know if you will not make the final
night and BBQ on 8th august.
7 Boats available for the early morning shift