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Lake of Menteith Report 16th Nov 09

big pikeThe Lake is now closed for trout fishing and pike fishing for the winter. The season will reopen for trout anglers on Saturday 20th March 2010.
The trout season finished on the 1st Sunday in November with the fundraising day for the Port Kirk and Primary School. Despite atrocious weather 26 boats went out.  When fishing, BBQ and raffle totals were added up a grand total of £1800 was raised (after costs) and this sum will be split 2/3rds to the primary school and 1/3rd to the Port Kirk. A special thanks to all those in attendance and there were a few fish caught as well! Also many thanks to Tam Ward, Alan Hill, James Litster, John Buchanan, The Lake Hotel, Forth Inn, Rob Roy, Lion and Unicorn, Stirling Angling Centre, Baynes Fishing Tackle, Scottish Woollen Centre Aberfoyle, Callander Golf Course, Go Ape Aberfoyle, McLaren Leisure Centre, David Marshall Lodge, Rednock Riding Centre, Co-op and also to those who donated the numerous other prizes.   

Pike angling this autumn was again notable for the large number of small pike taken  - 353 on the first pike day. The biggest fish of the three days was this 28lb 8oz fish taken by Jim Morrice (a new personal best) when he decided to try out a bull dawg lure. One of the pike days was a collection day in which the PAC/PAAS raised money (£372) for an emergency rescue system for Loch Awe, and they have now have raised £872 in total.

 

 

 

 

2009 Menteith Trout Catch Information
Numbers of trout caught for 8hrs in 2009 were at a record high in the past season at 5.36 fish.

 

MAR/APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

avg

 

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

2009*

Day 8hrs

5.5

11.3

5

10.5

5

10.4

5.6

13.8

6

13.1

5.2

11.5

5.2

12.1

5.36

Eve short 4hrs

 

2.5

5.2

2.5

5.2

2.8

6.9

3

6.5

 

 

 

 

2.68

Eve Long 5hrs

 

3.1

6.5

3.1

6.5

3.5

8.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.35

*These figures are estimated from overall catch rate (as recorded by anglers) in each month and include returned fish. The average trout weight for 2009 was 2.2lbs (2lbs 3oz) giving an avg. 8hr catch weight for the year of 11lbs 13oz. making this our second best year (best year was 2008 with 5.1 fish for 12lbs 8oz) in terms of total weight. QG