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Menteith Fishery



30th June 2008

6ft Water Temp: 15C, Clarity (secchi disk): 2.2m .  Almost July and the water temperature is only 15C – a carbon copy of last year. Still a lot of buzzer and caenis activity. Areas where anglers have reported good catches in the last few days are; Shear Point, Reedy Bay, Portend Burn Mouth, Inch Cuan (Dog Isle), Malling Shore (Roman Bay), International Bay. Dry fly and small traditionals as well as buzzers, blobs and boobies have all been working.

English Disabled Flyfishers win International Match
The 7 man English disabled team caught 107 fish for 228lbs 11oz  over the 2 day event - 2 more fish and 5lbs in weight more than their nearest contenders Scotland. Wales were 3rd with 83 fish and holding up the pack were Ireland with 73 fish. The Scottish Disabled team have used Menteith as their home venue since the inception of the competition in 1979.

Mark Andrews (team captain) holds the flag at the weigh in. Above English Team Members discuss the days fishing.

Above Left:: Ian Murray (above on right) from Fife was presented with the Tournament Personality Trophy by Lake of Menteith Fisheries Director Jimmy Nairn (above left; on left).  Ian has helped the Scottish disabled anglers in and out of boats and on trips to the home countries for 25yrs. Above Right: The Scottish Team.

9th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record with Heat Prizes provided by Grouse Whisky. 
27 boats landed 118 fish for 274lbs. Top 3 man team were Change FF with 13 fish for 30lbs 13oz, 2nd Luggiebank AC 11 fish 26lbs 6oz and 3rd Alba Fly Fishers with 11 fish for 24lbs 8oz. The top four bag weights qualifying for the Champion of Champions were J.Crawford, 5 fish; J.Twaddle (5) (joint first), J.McBride (5) and R.Logan (4). The biggest fish was a 3lb 15oz bow caught by J.Crawford of Change AC. Top tactics were very small flies or dries in the Shear Point and Reedy Bay and Malling Burn.


Wateraid came to the Lake again this year, and thousands of pounds were collected (details later as the money is still coming in) by Robin Lambert and crew from company contacts of Business Stream who took part in the days fishing.

Pictured left is Chris Evans (middle) of Wateraid FF with Business Stream Staff. Chris was top rod on the day with 8 fish for 17lbs 8oz.

Best Team was Morrisons FF with 20 fish for 52lbs 6oz, 2nd was CIBA FF with 20 fish for 44lbs 14oz and 3rd were WaterAid FF

In terms of catches – it was a best for the fundraiser with 52 rods bagging 156 trout – and what a raffle!


In the Seventh evening of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Ronnie Robb was first with 5 for 13lbs 10oz, 2nd A.Boylan with 5 for 12lbs 14oz and 3rd W.Ramage with 5 for 12lbs 3oz. Top of the league is A.Dunn on 51pts, 2nd is I.Campbell on 56 and 3rd A.Boylan  with 59pts. The 18 evening boats landed 87 fish.

Left: George Pelini of Glasgow landed this 7lb plus rainbow and Jim Twaddle of Cumbernauld? took this fine picture of a Rainbow and the Lake Hotel.

Club Catches.
Luggiebank 6 boats 25 fish, Moncreiffe 5 boats 18 fish 44lbs, Tillicoultry 4 boats 20 fish, Retired Police Officers 16 boats 61 fish for 151lbs.

BOAT CANCELLATIONS – we now have 2 spare boats for Thursday 2nd July