The B8034 Arnprior to Port of Menteith is scheduled to be closed in the Lochend area between the 6th and 10th July for resurfacing according to the stirling council road closure page.................

If there are children playing on the shore at the chalets could anglers give them a bit of room.

WEEKLY FISHERY REPORT

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Menteith Fishery

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Lake of Menteith Report 29th June  
Gateside Bay:Temperature at 6ft -  17.5C, Water Clarity 2.7m on the NEW SECCHI DISC The old all white disc has been replaced by a black and white quadranted disc.  Clarity in Gateside has dropped this week but is still good and probably a lot better on the eastern shores as a consequence of the strong (at times) east wind. The catches show the Lake to be fishing well at Lochend, Kates Brae, Shear Point, Hotel Bay, Reedy Point, Rookery and the Malling shore. Tactics are variable but traditional patterns, buzzers, diawl bach types, boobies and dries have all worked. The transparent 15-20mm long pin head course fry are currently plentiful in the lake as are small midge and damsel flies.
New Chairman at Lake
John Ingleby of Malling Farm has officially stepped down as Chairman of the Lake of Menteith Fisheries Company. All those who worked with John will undoubtedly miss his input and leadership with regards to the Lake but thankfully he is still remaining on the Board. I can honestly say John (on left) has been an outstanding boss and we are all grateful for his generous contribution of time, effort and knowledge over his 14 years at the helm.
His successor Alan Simpson (on right) of Arntomie is a well known member of the Port Community, and a long standing Fisheries Board Member. Alan has recently retired from civil engineering and brings considerable business experience to the position. We all wish him well in his new post.  

WaterAid Fly Fishing raises more than £10000.
Well done to event organisers Robin Lambert and Gordon Ingles and all especially the participating teams and event sponsors UMS Underground Moling Services, Wavin Plastics, Border Utilities, Hutchison Group, Water and Pipelines Services and MWH. There was £1620 of prize money up for grabs and the 20 boats landed 95 fish for 236lbs with 14 fish returned. The winning 4 man team (pictured below, Josephine McLaughlin WaterAid Regional Organiser, Drew Carrie, Joe Murney, Peter Wormald and Alisdair MacNair) of s CIBA Specialities (£480) with 20 fish for 47lbs, 2nd were Wateraid Flyfishers 20 fish 43lbs and 3rd Morrison Fly fishers with 20 fish for 41lbs. Best Individual was Willie Warren (9 fish 17lbs 13oz) and 2nd was Gordon Inglis 9 fish 17lbs 11oz. Heaviest fish was a 3lb 7oz caught by Jim Oliver.

In the 8th Heat of the Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky, the 42 anglers 124 fish for 252lbs. First placed were Grizzlecats B (Crosbie, Edge, Muir) with 15 fish, 2nd placed were Falkirk Fly Dressers with 12 fish and 3rd were Aberdeen and Dist 13 fish.  There were 8 bag limits (again). The top four individualists were Gary MacDonald (Middleton), Calum Crosbie, Ian Preston (Farmers and Assoc) and Mike Cordiner (Aberdeen) there were 8 other limit bags. Winners, top rod and heaviest fish received bottles of Famous Angler (Grouse) Whisky.

On the 7th night of the Angling Centre Stirling Menteith Boat League the 29 anglers landed 93 fish for 203lbs with 13 limit bags. First on the night was Ian Skilling, 2nd S.Littlejohn and 3rd W.Rammage. Robbie Mather who finished in 15th position remains top of the League whilst all heat results count. For heat results and league placings see the boat league results on the website.    Quint Glen (Mgr).