||WEEKLY FISHERY REPORT|
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24th June 2008
6ft Water Temp: 16C, Clarity (secchi disk): 1.8m . Some big buzzer and Caenis hatches - and the pin fry are now in abundance. Best areas appear to be the Malling Shore and Reedy Point but most areas of the Lake (including the shallow areas e.g. Lochend) are reporting good catches and this is due to the comparatively low water temperatures for the time of year. Sink tip or floating lines are currently popular and the flies of the moment are diawl bachs or dries. A blob or booby is often included as an attractor.
THE LONGEST DAY We had our first of the two early morning sessions on the 21st June, the fishing was excellent and the 6 boats out on the Loch weighed in 54 fish for 109lbs and returned a further 58 fish – giving an amazing rod average of over 9 fish. We will need better uptake if we are to carry on with this option so hence the publicity! The final early morning for this year is on Sat 12th July (4am – 9am). Below: Andy Dunn from Ayrshire heads out into the dawn.
SCOTS GIRLS ON FORM The Scottish Ladies had a comfortable win in the recent Ladies Fly Fishing International at the Lake of Menteith. The 14 Scots women caught 65 fish for 147lbs, 35lbs 5oz clear of 2nd placed England. Ireland were 3rd with 86lbs and Wales 4th with 68lbs. In all the 28 boats weighed in 154 fish for 348lbs and returned a further 33. Best Basket was Wendy Miller of England with 9 fish for 20lbs 6oz. Best Scottish Lady was Jean Ferguson with 8 fish.
Sam Andrews of Wales with a fine 7lb blue.
Scottish Captain Ailsa Smith (right)
Scotland Ladies Manager takes a bath
The Welsh Arrive.
The English are piped in.
Haven't found a good photo of the Irish. Sorry.
8th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored
by the Daily Record with Heat Prizes provided by Grouse Whisky.
In the sixth evening of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Dougie Hek was top rod with 5 for 12lbs 6oz, 2nd was G.Whyte with 5 for 12lbs 5oz and 3rd Dougie Ingles with 5 for 11lbs 12oz. There were 7 limit bags and Peter Edge picked up the heaviest fish prize with a bow of 8lbs 4oz. Top of the league is A.Dunn with 44pts, 2nd is I.Campbell on 50 and 3rd K.Oliver with 55pts. The 18 evening boats landed 91 fish.