||WEEKLY FISHERY REPORT|
Boat bookings: Tel.01877 385 664
We have had a number of complaints from holiday makers at Lochend Chalets regarding kids being unable to paddle due to angler proximity - even of children having to retreat due to anglers drifting and casting towards them. Please give the children room to play!
We have around 6 free boats on Sunday 19th July due to holiday cancellations. The Lake is currently fishing well with a mean weight over 2.5lbs.
Lake of Menteith Report 14th July
Gateside Bay: The Temperature is down too 18 C at 6ft and water clarity 2.1m on the secchi disc. Water temperatures have dropped a couple of degrees and the fish appear to have spread out from the deep water holding areas of last week and catches have improved significantly. The Road Shore, Malling shore, Gateside Bay and Lochend - and just about anywhere have produced fish. Many pin head course fry in evidence.
Lexus European Team fly Fishing Championships
In the Individual Heats top rod was Kenny Adams from Orkney with 12 fish for 25lbs 12oz, 2nd was John Richmond with 9 and 3rd Agnes Thomas with 8 fish. The 36 anglers landed 149 fish for 213lbs. In the team event Alba Orvis Fly Fishers were easy winners (see picture below; l to r: Jock Royan, James Gardener, Ronnie Glass, Paul Garner, Davie Bonnington, Calum Crosbie) with a total of 64 fish. Nearest rivals were Hungry Trout with 39 fish and Aberdeen and District with 35 fish. The top rod was Dave Bonnington with a fine total of 25 fish on the “washing line”. The total catch for the 54 anglers was 189 trout for 436lbs.
On the 9th night of the Angling Centre Stirling Menteith Boat League the 26 anglers landed 78 fish for 171lbs. First on the night was Jim Twaddle from Bridge of Allan, 2nd D.Ingles and 3rd was A.MacKay. There were 6 limit bags. Top of the league is currently Andy MacKay, 2nd Ken Oliver and 3rd R.Mather. As only the best 9 nights count anglers can drop their poorest results from next week. For results and league placings see the boat league results on the website.
The 11thth Heat of the Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky, the 40 anglers caught 75 fish for 172lbs. First placed were Rothes Oak (Willie Simpson, G.Ormiston and Bill Patrick) with 11 fish, 2nd placed were Rainbow Warriors also with 11 fish and 3rd were Beith St.Inans with 9 fish. The top four individualists (there were 4 limit bags) were Paul Barr (Central Scot. Police), L.Taylor (Rainbow Warriors), Bill Patrick (Rothes Oak) and Sam Montgomery (R.Warriors). The biggest fish was a 3lb 8oz rainbow landed by Gary Ormiston. Winners, top rod and heaviest fish received bottles of Famous Angler (Grouse) Whisky.
Quint Glen (Manager)