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Menteith Fishery



26th May 2008

Menteith Weekly Report
6ft Water Temp: 14C, Clarity (secchi disk): 2.5m - Still cool at night but very bright and breezy during the day and these conditions (with a consequent reduction in water clarity) were perhaps the reason for the fishing to become a little more difficult than expected. Some massive hatches of buzzers with many mayfly, and daphnia still in evidence. Catches have again been good in a variety of areas, with a tendency for the North and Western drifts to be getting a mention, where the trend is for the use of faster sinking lines. However, with strengthening easterlies of recent the calm water on the road shore and Sandy Bay have (so I’m told) given good results with buzzer tactics and floating lines.

4th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling.
24 boats landed 72 fish for 178lbs. Top 3 man team were Thack AC with 11 fish for 28lbs 12oz. 2nd Tillycoultry AC with 10 fish 25lbs 10oz and 3rd were Change AC with 9 fish for 21lbs 13oz.

Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were Andy Anderson (Thack), T.McCartney (Tillycoultry), R.Gilbert (Thack) and W.Ramage (Tillycoultry). Andy’s top tactics were orange blob, two cormorants with a tricolour blob on the tail. Andy fished a DI3 line followed by a midge tip in the Heronry and at the Malling shore. The Angling Centre Stirling has a mobile shop on site before the start of the Scottish club Competition and further items can be brought to the venue by prior order.

In the second of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Andy Dunn grabbed the top slot with 5 fish for 14lbs 7oz , M. Grantham was 2nd (5 fish limit) and Alan Smith 3rd (5 fish limit). The heaviest fish was caught by Gavin Dunn of Condorrat (see picture). The magnificent 7lb 15oz resident broon was caught in International Bay on a red booby. The 38 anglers weighed in 76 fish for 189lbs. The heaviest fish and best bag received an Airflow Sixth Sense Line.

Club Catches.
Edinburgh Mechanicals 4 boats 9 fish for 23lbs. Kelvinside 4 boats 8 fish 18lbs. Rowbank 12 boats 55 fish for 153lbs. Cockburn AC 3 boats 6 fish for 18lbs. Stewarton AC 7 boats 24 fish for 59lbs. Falkirk fly Dressers 6 boats 18 fish 38lbs. Scottish Ladies 3 boats 14 fish for 25lbs.