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Menteith Fishery



11th August 2008
Menteith Weekly Report

6ft Water Temp: 19C, Clarity (secchi disk): 1.9m . The constant downpours and unsettled weather has reduced clarity recently - but kept the lid on the water temperature. The result is that fish are not lying deep and are being taken on intermediate to floating lines. The best areas have been the Malling and Portend Burns, Gateside, Dog Isle and the Rookery Point. Flies reported to be doing well this week have been dries, cormorants, boobies and crunchers.  

Dunn it Again but Charities are the main winners of Menteith/Angling Centre Stirling Boat League.

Boat League champion for 2008 is Andy Dunn. Andy who also won the comp last year is the first angler to be twice Champion. Andy from Ayrshire is pictured on left with competition sponsor Martin Grantham of the Angling Centre Stirling (centre) and Peter Edge (also from Ayrshire) who won the Alan Ronald Memorial Trophy for the heaviest fish (8lb 4oz) caught during the 13 heats. At the BBQ and presentation, Martin Grantham was warmly applauded for his generous prizes and his input into the competition. By the last heat the only man possible of pipping Andy to the finish was Dougie Ingles but on the night Dougie blanked and could only manage 3rd place overall, and Andy’s 4th place was enough to grab the title. Alan Smith from Kinross finished strongly and by winning the last heat pushed himself into 2nd Place. Charities will receive over £800 of the competition kitty whilst the first, second and third place received £150, £100 and £50 repectively.

Menteith Cormorants get fish in Youth National
In the Menteith Heat of the SANA Youth National (youthful anglers are fishing to qualify for the Youth International in Wales in 2009) the 12 boats landed 57 fish and returned 11. Top rod on the day was Scott Miller (9 fish), 2nd was Grant Ossler (7 fish) and 3rd Nicky Batchelor (7 fish). The Cormorant Young Persons fishing club based at Menteith, with Alisdair Mair as head coach, are well represented in the Squad with the qualifying of Steven McVean, Max McInstrie, Nicholas Coles, Nicky Batchelor, Craig Fullerton, Martin McAfferty and Tim Agnew.  

Notable Catches
Mr. Findlater of Stirling’s first trip to the Lake proved a good idea when he landed this 6lb 12oz resident at Sam’s Point.