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Lake of Menteith Report 8th July
Gateside Bay: The Temperature is up to 20, C at 6ft, Water Clarity 2.7m on the NEW SECCHI DISC. The Hot water and the thunder and lighting storms has made the fishing difficult this week. Those that are catching fish are getting them up at the Malling shore, Hotel bay, Sandy bay, International bay along to Kate’s Brae. Flies that are doing well include cats whiskers, cormorants, diawl bach, boobies and blobs of various bright colours. The anglers can’t agree which line to use they are ranging from a Di7 up to a ghost tip line.
In the Scottish Anglers National Fly Fishing Championship semi final on Tuesday 30th, 47 anglers competed for 14 places in the final and the caught 218 fish for 451lb 1oz with 99 of them being returned. Top rod of the day was Stevie Nicol with an impressive 15fish weighing 29lb 4oz he was fishing dries down at Lochend. To qualify they needed 6 fish for 12lb 3oz.
In the last Scottish Anglers National Fly Fishing Championship semi final on Thursday 2nd , the anglers had to cope with thunder and lighting and it made a more difficult heat with the 21 anglers catching 17 fish. Top rod was Jim Gardner from Ruthven he caught 5 fish weighing 9lb 4oz the cut of weight was 3lb 12oz.
On the 8th night of the Angling Centre Stirling Menteith Boat League the 29 anglers landed 13 fish for 34lbs. First equal was Alan Smith and Andy McKay with 3 fish each and 3rd was Ian Drummond. Andy also caught the heaviest fish on the night weighing 3lb he is also leading the league now. Results and league placings see the boat league results on the website.
On the second early morning shift of the year it was a very foggy start for those getting up to go fishing at 4am, the fog soon lifted and turned out a pleasant morning. Gary McGinley and George Peline had the best boat with 20 fish.
World Champion bronze medallist Donald Forbes getting ready for the morning (left).
The 10thHeat of the Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky, the 35 anglers caught 33 fish for 64lbs. First placed were A,B,C & D (Brian Abel, Wullie Wilson and Stewart Hunter) with 7 fish, 2nd placed were St Mungos with 6 fish and 3rd were Dunfermline Artisans with 5 fish. The top four individualists were Jim Ferguson (St Mungos) Brian Abel (A,B,C& D) Gordon Fisher (Ferry Flyfishers) and Robert Leitch (Falkirk Municipal). Winners, top rod and heaviest fish received bottles of Famous Angler (Grouse) Whisky.
Douglas Fraser (Bailiff)