||WEEKLY FISHERY REPORT|
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10th June 2008
6ft Water Temp: 17C, Clarity (secchi disk): 2m . The lake has coloured up in the last few days but clarity is starting to increase again. The reduction in clarity and the strong westerlies made things difficult on Monday 9th. In a few weeks, depending on weather, we should be looking at much clearer conditions - if the usual cycle is followed. In the calm conditions Shear Point and Reedy Point have been doing well but in the stronger westerly winds anglers have been finding the fish on the Malling shore.
The catch statistics for April were excellent; 8 hr 2 man boat catches averaged 6.6 fish for 14lbs 5oz., 30% of fish were recorded as returned. The good catches were maintained in May with an 8 hr 2 man boat catch average of 5 fish for 11lbs 11oz and a return rate of 23%.
We were saddened to hear of the passing away of Tam Denham on Monday 9th June. Tam, the well known angler and personality from Milton, Glasgow, is pictured below with a 12lb bow from the Lake.
6th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored
by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre
In the Sierra Pairs (fished to a 5 fish limit followed by time bonus) Heat 1, 28 boats caught 186 fish for 402lbs. J.Lawson & E.Clarke, K.McCabe & A.Dunn, Orkney Pig Hunters, T.Chalmers & T.Bracey, A&K Porteous, A.Middlemas & D.Woodmore and W.Cowan & B.Able all qualified for the final. In Heat 2 qualifiers were; W.Sutherland &D.Loughbridge, J.Gardner & J.Ryan, M.Miller & S.Marshall, D.Inglis & A.Boylan, M.Moran & C.Brown, W.Morrison & C.Wiseman and W.Marr & D.Avery. In Day 1 of the Anglian Water 6 man Heats, high winds made things difficult, but the 30 boats landed 66 fish for 154lbs; Alder Flyfishers, Thalasa, Heron Fly fishers, Butcher Boys & ABC&D all qualified. Later, in the calmer first evening heat, 30 boats landed 102 fish for 257lbs, and qualifiers were; Menteith Ospreys, Alba Orvis Fly Fishers, Port Glasgow FF, Grizzlecats and Leslie & Glenrothes.
In the fourth evening of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, George Whyte of Crieff won the night with 5 fish for 13lbs 3oz, 2nd was A.MacKay with 4 for 12lbs and 3rd was Dougie Inglis with 5 for 11lbs 15oz. The 43 anglers weighed in 85 fish for 198lbs (capped) and returned 5 fish. Top of the league is A.Dunn with 27pts, 2nd is Dougie Inglis on 33 and 3rd Ian Campbell with 35pts.