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Lake of Menteith Report 24th Aug

The Water temperature and clarity at Gateside has remained steady at 15.5C and 2.3m. Despite the monsoon like conditions, dry fly was still the most popular method at the weekend, with good catches being reported from varying areas (Malling-plantation, Gateside Bay, Rookery, Shear Point and International Bay). Other tactics (buzzers, nymphs and blob) and sink tip lines also produced fine catches.
 
Catch Data
So far this season we have stocked 20500 rainbow trout of 2 to 2.5lbs and 1000 brown trout of 1-1.5lbs mean weight. Apart from a very hot spell in late June, catches have held up very well over the summer period (as they did last summer) and this is the best catch rate for July that I can recall in the last 10 years.

2009 CATCHES PER 2 MAN BOAT * - INCLUDES RETURNED FISH

 

 

 

 

MAR/APRIL

MAY

 

JUNE

 

JULY

 

 

 

 

 

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

Day 8hrs

 

 

5.5

11.3

5.0

10.4

5.0

10.3

5.5

13.5

Eve Short 4 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eve long 5hrs

 

 

 

3.1

6.5

3.1

6.4

3.4

8.4

% Returned

 

 

30.6

 

32.9

 

22.9

 

21.3

* Estimated from overall catch rate per hour in each month.

 

 

 

 

2008 CATCHES PER 2 MAN BOAT* - INCLUDES RETURNED FISH

 

 

 

 

MAR/APRIL

MAY

 

JUNE

 

JULY

 

 

 

 

 

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

fish no

wt(lbs)

Day 8hrs

 

 

6.5

14.0

5.0

11.6

5.3

12.6

4.4

10.6

Eve Short 4 hrs

 

 

 

2.5

5.8

 

 

2.2

5.3

Eve long 5hrs

 

 

 

3.1

7.2

3.3

7.9

2.7

6.6

% Returned

 

 

30.0

 

22.9

 

22.8

 

20.5

* Estimated from overall catch rate per hour in each month.

 

 

 

 

Last Weeks Catches
Dunbar/Dixon 14 fish rtd, Falkirk FC 5 b oats 24 fish 48lbs, Dundee FC 5 boats 23 fish 51lbs, SANACC 7 boats 50 fish 120lbs 60 rtd, Bothwell and Blantyre 7 boats 30 fish 60lbs 6 rtd, T.A.C 6 boats 34 fish 76lbs, West of Scotland 7 boats 17 fish 34lbs, Western AC 5 boats 16 fish 35lbs, L&B ‘F’ Division 3 boats 20 fish 39lbs,Thack AC 6 boats 57 fish 120lb 20 rtd, Rainbow AC 5 boats 24 fish 42lbs, Cove and kilcreggan 28 fish 73lbs, Gilbert and Auchterlonie 24 rtd, Lame Ducks 3 boats 12 fish 25lbs, St.Serf Ladies 5 boats 16 fish 31lbs.

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