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Menteith Fishery

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23nd July 2008
Menteith Weekly Report

6ft Water Temp: 17C, Clarity (secchi disk): 2.7m .  Masses of black buzzer, and small mayfly (Ephemeridae) typically the caenis but also other small flies with a green body (Isonychidae?) being blown off the loch in the evenings. The course fish fry are also developing quickly.  Areas fishing well remain unchanged. Shear Point, Sam’s Point, Gateside Bay, Dog Isle and the Malling Shore. Best methods diawl bach in combination with a lure, fished on a sink tip line, dries or buzzers. Another quiet week at the fishery with very few club bookings and no competitions – traditional for the Glasgow Fair.

Fredrique Smit from Paris came to Scotland to fish the Lake of Menteith in the Lexus European Open Championships.  As well as coming 3rd in the individual event he also landed this fiue rainbow.

12th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results. Sponsored by the Daily Record with Heat Prizes provided by Famous Grouse whisky. 
On a hard night, 25 boats landed 54 fish for 134lbs. Top 3 man team were Crieff (P.Auchterlonie, A.Brock and G.Whyte) with 12 fish for 31lbs 9oz, 2nd Avonbank, 3rd SANA. The top four bag weights qualifying for the Champion of Champions were George Telford (Avonbank), Peter Auchterlonie (Creiff), A.Brock (Creiff) and S.Nichol (rainbow). Brian Sutherland landed the heaviest fish (3lb 6oz). The winning team, best bag and heaviest fish all received a bottle of Grouse.
In the tenth evening of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Andy MacKay was 1st on the night, Ian Skilling 2nd with Dick Feehan 3rd. Robbie McLay had the biggest fish. With competitors now able to weed out results (only their top 9 results count), last year’s winner Andy Dunn from Ayrshire is heading the pack on 58 points, 2nd is Andy Boylan (68pts) and 3rd is Dougie Ingles (69pts). The 14 ½ evening league boats landed 88 fish for 229lbs.

Club Catches.
Loanhead and District 12 boats 71 fish, St.Serfs Ladies 7 fish and Lame Ducks 12 fish.

Holiday Snappers
Glen children mackeral fishing in Ardnamurchan, and Duncan Glen with the catch of the day (and week) from the creels.