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Menteith Fishery



2008 Scottish Club Championships

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6ft Water Temp: 11.5C, Clarity (secchi disk): 2.5m. Recent hot spots at the Lake are Hotel Bay, Reedy Point, Heronry, Shear Pin Point. Last week and in the final it was a day for the blob and blob variants. This week the anglers have been talking more of white cats and cormorants. The action is near the top when dull but a bit deeper is also working.

Pictured Below: The new Scottish Champs, after 13 heats and two semi-finals involving 230 clubs – were; Jimmy McBride, Willie Leach and Jim Crawford of Change Fishing Club ‘B’ Team. The team fished some sunburst blobs and the odd cormorant on or near the top of the water at Reedy Point and Hotel Bay. In second place (but with one more fish) were 2006 club champs Edinburgh Trout Anglers(Kenny Wood, Walter Archiebald and Dave Bonnington)and 3rd were Change A Team(Kevin McCabe, Andy Dunn, Jock Kettles).  Top bag on the day was Change B Secretary - Kevin McCabe of Change Homes - Kevin netted 14 trout.  Championship Secretary Kenny Miller tells me that 12 clubs donated their cheques (as did the staff with their tip at the Forth Inn Hotel) to the Scottish Clubs Charity - the Cardiac Unit at Yorkhill sick Kids, and this amounted to £1135. He and the charity are extremely grateful. The 54 anglers landed 280 trout for 599lbs. The winners received £500 (for a while) and an HM3 fly rod from the Angling Centre Stirling and the runners up Sierra reels.   
Placings: 1st Change B 22 fish 50lbs 11oz £500, 2nd Edinburgh Trout Anglers  23 fish 50lbs 7oz £300, 3rd Change A 21 fish 46lbs 5oz £200, 4th Leslie and Glenrothes 21 fish 43lbs 2oz £100, 5th Newtonmearns 19 fish 42lbs £90, 6th Strathleven 20 fish 41lbs 12oz £80,  7th Crieff 19 fish 40lbs £70 8th Grizzlecats 17 fish 36lbs 11oz £60, 9th Rothes Oak 15 fish 33lbs 4 oz £55, 10th Balfron Piscatorials 15 fish 31lbs 4oz £50, 11th Aberdeen and Dist 14 fish 30lbs 1oz £45, 12th Thack 14 fish 28lbs 15oz £40, 13th Avonbank 12 fish 28lbs 5oz £35, 14th Greenock and Dist 11 fish for 23lbs £30, 15th Rowbank 11 fish for 21lbs 1oz £25, 16th Townhill AC 9 fish for 18lbs 9oz £20, 17th Strathtyrum 8 fish 7lbs 15oz received £15 and 18th Rainbow Warriors 7 fish for 15lb received the wooden spoon.