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6ft Water Temperature 17C,Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.5m.
The Lake is beginning to reach swimming temperature – which is good going for May. Most of the activity has been along the road shore to Kates Brae on dries and buzzers. Mayfly hatching is under way and larger dries and hoppers are also are now effective and the western drifts of Malling and the Heronry have also produced top baskets in the last week. This was the result of Colin Riach’s spooning of a fish from the “back of the islands” – mainly mayfly shuchs.
ROAD CLOSURE B8034 ARNPRIOR TO PORT OF MENTEITH IS SCHEDULED FOR CLOSURE DAILY (8am to 5pm) FROM 6-10TH JUNE.
SANACC Scottish Club Championship.
Heat 4 of the 2016 SANACC Scottish Club Championships took place on the evening of Saturday 28th May. 14 clubs were competing and netted 141 fish in total giving a rod average of 3.3. 63 fish were weighed in for 128lbsThe conditions where bright sunshine with a light easterly breeze which made the fishing hard for some of the clubs, the best areas were the Heronry, Loch End and the Gravel pits. Best methods was dries: yellow owls and Sedges on a floating line.
1st place was Alba FF with 30 fish for 60lb 13.5 oz, 2nd place Balfron Piscatorials with 17 fish for 35lb 1oz and 3rd place Tweed Valley Tanglers with 15 fish for 30lb 11oz. Top 5 individuals for Champion of Champions: Calumn Crosbie 13 fish for 26lb 1oz, Bob Robertson 11 fish for 22lb 3.5oz, Gregor Flemming 9 fish for 18lb 11.5oz, Bruce Chisholm 9 fish for 18lb 2.5oz, Steven Welsh 8 fish for 16lb 1oz. Heaviest fish was caught by Keith Logan 3lb 9.5oz. The winning team Captain received an engraved Menteith 50th anniversary swing top half bottle of malt and the 12 bottles of the Beer of Menteith were also dispersed among the top rods.
2016 BAYNES OF CALLANDER/ SOUTH SIDE DECORATORS MENTEITH BOAT LEAGUE RESULTS
34 anglers were out in the 4th heat of the Boat League and caught 151 fish (rod average 4.4). Anglers were out to 11pm in calm and mild conditions. Brian MacKenzie was again top rod fishing dries from Shear Point to Kate's Brae. Brian has now maxed out on the Heat prizes (he chose a Lake T-shirt last night). In second Place and winning the Baynes of Callander tackle voucher was Allan MacLachlan, also with 10 fish but taken mainly on a booby (fished with buzzers on a floating line) at the Malling Shore. In 3rd place was Andy Kemp with 8 fish , fishing with buzzer, booby and dries on a floater. Andy collected a bottle of Malt supplied by Andy Smith of Southside Decorators. Full league table atwww.menteith-fisheries.co.uk