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Weekly Report 12th July 2010
Clarity 2.5m Water Temperature at 6ft 16C.
10 boats availble on Sunday 18th due to a club cancellation and booking cross wires.
The road is open.Food Van times at the Fishery next week; Every Morning (except Sunday), and in the evenings - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Wet and windy weather has reduced temperature and clarity – but the latter is still good. Great sport on the dry fly when conditions permit – if it windy the fish are still near the top. Best areas (in strong westerly and south westerly winds) have been Gateside, Malling, Dog Isle and Rookery but the other drifts are largely unfished. Today the fishery was nice and quiet and regulars Tam Ward and Jim Davie said they had their best ever day on the Lake with over 50 fish on dries.
Lexus European Open Championships
Pictured below are the qualifiers of the Individuals heat (1st Ken Oliver, 2nd Jim Watson, 3rd Brian Duffy). In the windy conditions Ken Oliver was fishing blobs on a di3 at the Rookery. The 39 anglers caught 182 fish and the av. Fish. Wt was 2lbs. In the team event; qualifying were Hungry Trout, Frozen North and Aberdeen and Dist.(see picture 2nd picture below). Peter Edge got top bag and the 47 anglers caught 187 trout.
In the 10th heat of the 2010 Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky 25 boats landed 85 fish. Winning teams were: 1. Thack, 2nd Canmore Forfar and 3rd. Clan Chiefs. Daily Record Champion of Champions: 1st J.Miller, 2nd S.McGilp, B.Robertson, F.Robertson. Full story in the Daily Record this Friday.
In the 9th heat of the Menteith Boat League (sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling): 28 anglers weighed in 96 fish for 181lbs. Davie Paterson was top rod and Jim Twaddle got the line for the heaviest fish. Gordon Hayward leads the league.
Fly Pike angler Dougie Loughridge sent in this great shot of a "menteith predator".
Grant Gillespie sent in this one of the sun coming up over the road shore, from the last of this year's dawn sessions.