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Weekly Report 19th October 2010                

Clarity 1.9m, Water Temp at 6ft 10C. Food Van Present Every Morning.
500 rainbows going in today and this will be the last stocking of the 2010 season. We will then be sorting the pens out and pushing them into the shore in readiness for removing the exclusion zone marker buoys tomorrow afternoon.

Above: Seasonal shot from Colin Riach

Due to the nights "fairly drawing in", the last two Sundays are being discounted to adjust for the shorter fishing times and the prices will be £48 for the 24th and £40 for the 31st. There are plenty spare boats available for these two Sundays and also for Saturday 30th October.

Michael Low –2010
Daily Record Champion of Champions

Heating engineer, Michael Low from East Kilbride (centre) is this year's Daily Record Champion of Champions. 24 year old Michael netted 12 fish for 25lbs 7oz and was fishing mainly in Hotel Bay with a floating line, cat booby on the point followed up by a quill buzzer and a pearly cormorant with a very slow retrieve. The Champ, who is also the Commonwealth Individuals Gold winner this year, hooked no rising fish, had no practice days, and was enticed into Hotel Bay because of the lack of boats. Runner up was last year's top bag in the Clubs Final, Kevin McCabe (left) with 11 fish for 23lbs 10oz and third was Jim Crawford who had 11 fish for 23lbs 4oz. Our thanks to the Daily Record for Sponsoring the fishing and the meal, FAMOUS GROUSE for providing whisky prizes throughout the heats and to SNOWBEE for providing the prizes of rods, reels and lines. In all the 60 anglers weighed in 146 fish for 341lbs and returned 99 fish. More in the DAILY RECORD THIS FRIDAY, and below....

Some nice catches in the Champion of Champions....



Donnie MacBeth from Lochaber captured this 6lb 14oz specimen.




Ian Stewart (belowright) was unlucky (?) to catch this brown after the season was closed.




Cormorants Shield












12 year old Calum Stevens (above, on left) of Livingston, was fishing for the Cormorant youth club Shield the day before the Champion of Champions and won the day with a catch of 8 fish, fishing a floating line and pink blob at Stable Point. He is pictured being presented with the trophy by National Youth Champion Max McInstrie. All will agree this was an impressive catch by the youngman.Sam Newns from Falkirk was the winner of the Cormorant's seasonal chase.

Big thanks to cormorant's youth coach Alasdair Mair and his assistants for their work with the youngsters and helping them to get the experience which will benefit our sport.

Club Returns

St.Peters Paisley 7 boats 24 fish 68lbs, Kelvinside 21 fish 46lbs, HBOS Glasgow 6 boats 22 fish 54lbs Cormorants 4 boats 12 fish 28lbs plus 14 rtd, CSP 8 boats 27 fish 64lbs 8rtd, Falkirk Municipal 7 boats 23 fish 54lbs 10rtd - new Champ D.Paterson.

Below: Another autumnal action shot from Colin riach