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Menteith Fishery



3rd June 2008

6ft Water Temp: 17C, Clarity (secchi disk): 2.0m  - A big warming of the water in the last few days and a drop in clarity. The Lake is currently fishing well with many big fish of around 6lbs in the bags. Tam ward of Cumnock had 6 fish over the 6lb mark in his two outings last week. Alan Brock of Crieff took 5 fish for 28lbs 4oz and returned a further 5 in Wednesday Night’s Boat League. Steve Docherty of Fort William had 34 fish in one session with 31 returned. The fish are not necessarily deep and have been taken on sinker and floater, with blobs, diawl bachs and buzzers taking the majority of the fish. Hot spots of recent are Hotel Bay and behind Dog Isle but most of the drifts with perhaps the exception of the Butts have fish.

5th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling. 
21 boats landed 58 fish for 118lbs.  Top 3 man team were Rowbank (P.ONeill, G.Fleming, T.Burnett) AC with 13 fish for 28lbs, 2nd Kinross Ex Servicemen with 9 fish 15lbs 5oz and 3rd were IC1 Dumfries with 6 fish for 13lbs 11oz. Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were Paul O’Neill, Rowbank, 5 fish; G.Connelly , Kahts whisker, 5 fish; G.fleming, Rowbank, 5 fish and E.Barnes, Kinross Ex-Service, 4 fish. Top tactics were diawl bachs and damsels behind Dawg Isle. 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.
Eliminators for 2009 World Fly Fishing Championships
The qualifying rounds for the 2009 WFFC took place last week on the: Lake, Carron Res, Loch Awe, Tummel and Tay. At the Lake over the two sessions James Litster was 1st, Willie Leach 2nd and David Chalmers 3rd. The Malling and road shore were fishing well and most fish were caught on buzzers. Overall qualifiers over all the venues were; Calum Crosbie, Simon Cocker, James Litster, Donald Forbes, David Chalmers and William Leach.

On the Evening of 2nd June the first SANA Open Heat took place and 14 boats landed 83 fish for 191lbs. Of the singles, 1st,2nd and 3rd were Ernie MacKay, Martin smith and Ronald Gilbert. In the Pairs, Martin smith and Kevin McCabe were 1st with 10 for 24lbs 15oz, James Gardner and D.Bonnington were 2nd and and C.Morgan and D.Forbes were 3rd.

In the third evening of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Alan Brock won the night with a superb (capped at 4lbs) catch of 5 fish for 28lbs 4oz, 2nd was John Kaye and 3rd Andy Boylan.  The 39 anglers weighed in 134 fish for 313lbs (capped) 189lbs and returned 30 fish. Alan caught his fish on a blob at reedy point and was “going down a bit”. After 3 evenings the League Leader is Andy Dunn with 23pts, followed by I.Campbell, P.Auchterlonie and Ken Oliver all on 29pts.

Club Catches.
Longannet 3 boats 15 fish for 37lbs, Plumbcentre 49 fish for 125lbs 30 rtd, Lothian and Borders versus Central Scotland Police 6 boats 30 fish, ABC&D 6 boats 29 fish for 60lbs, Bridge of Allan 76 AC 5 boats 33 fish, North Berwick 5 boats, 35 fish for 81lbs, Ladies 2 boats 15 fish.. Photo left: “crossed lines” on 3rd June at the Lake.