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Lake of Menteith 21st August 2017
Water Temperature – 16C at 6ft, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.2m.

Still a bit of algae ready to appear on windward shores or when the wind drops – but it is only a thin skim if it appears. The fish are readily taking dries just know – especially if the flies are properly presented and the nylon degreased, but the current trendy method is a medium length sink tip with booby and diawls. Change A (Jock Kettles, Andy Dunn and Kevin McCabe used this to good effect Last Friday to win their Scottish Club Championship Semi Final. The fish are fairly spread out just now but good areas are Gateside Bay, Stable Point, Sam’s Point and Rookery. This 3 ½ lb blue took a fab and Stewart Inglis to the backing in International Bay on Saturday, before being safely returned.  Photo Billy Marsland.

 

 

 

Some strange images: Below left: Graham Lang and West of Scotland presented this caricature of fishery Manager Quintin Glen as a token of thanks for all their visits. Brilliant and thank you very much Graham. I love it. Also like the emphasis on cleaning the anglers rather than preserving them with lifejackets.

Paul Barr took this amazing photo of a redlegs. Enthralling to see this fly’s tantalising bloomers.