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Lake Blog 25th July 2017
Water Temperature – 18C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 3m .
Some hot and calm weather for a change with east or northerly winds. Clarity is good but there is a little algae on some of the windward shores. On Monday 24th the pens were blown up to the exclusion zone rope barrier by the light northerlies and some great sport was had “along the rope” on dries, dries and buzzer/nymph combo and lures. Over the weekend the warm water made things a little trickier than usual especially when air temperatures dropped during heavy showers but again there were still some anglers reporting brilliant catches on mayfly imitations like the double humpy hares ear and on lures eg booby and red head damsel. Best areas were Hotel Bay, Reedy Point Rookery, Gateside Dog Isle, Malling Shore and Sandy Bay.
Jim Crawford from Ayrshire was out on Sunday 23rd and sent in this photo. A video by Paul Barr of the free swimming big bows in the vicinity of the fish pens can be seen on our Facebook Page.
Heat 12 Scottish Club Championships Saturday 22nd July.
Mixed weather conditions for heat 12 of the Scottish Club Championships, Gusty winds and some heavy downpours made fishing conditions hard on the night. Once again most boats headed to the rookery and Gateside bay to escape the conditions. A total of 50 fish where caught by the 33 anglers and 11 of these where returned for a total weight of 125lb 9.10oz. Hoppers and small nymphs on midge tips and floating lines where the best methods on the night. The top 3 teams which qualified for the second semifinal on the 25th August are. 1st place Glencorse RSV “B” 9 fish for 18lb 14.9oz 2nd place Gateside Fly Casters 7 fish for 18lb 14.8oz. 3rd place Coldstream & Dist 7 fish for 18lb 8.3oz. The top 5 anglers going through to the Champion of Champions are 1st Stevie Whitehead, Glencorse 5 fish for 10lb 0.9oz, 2nd Campbell Morgan, Strathleven 4 fish for 9lb 5.4oz, 3rd Jock Craig, Brechin 4 fish for 9lb 5.4oz, 4th Bradley Chalmers, Gateside 3 fish for 8lb 12.2oz, 5th Derek Hessett, Gateside 3 fish for 7lb 0.9oz. The best fish of the night fell to Dick Logan, Coldstream a 5lb 12.9oz rainbow. The top club, top angler and captor of the best fish all received a bottle of whisky from our sponsor Loch Lomond distillery.
2017 Boat League Results 19/7/17
It was a quiet night with only 15 turning up for the 12 night of the boat league, however the catches were reasonable with 67 fish netted. It was a closely contested evening with 4 guys getting 8 fish so it came down to who caught there first fish first. William Ramage was the one to get his fish at 6:15, 2nd was Willie Campbell he got his first at 6:40, 3rd was Alistair Fountain who caught his first at 6:53 and then at 7:43. This weeks prizes went to; Alistair Fountain - £25 voucher from Baynes Tackle shop in Callander and Willie Campbell won the bottle of whisky from Andy Smith of Southside decorators.
With only 3 nights to go William Ramage is now in a strong position with Brian Mckenzie in second and Alistair Fountain in third. Top areas were cage bay using a floater or midge tip with Boobies (coral or cat) cats whisker appitizer, Diawl bachs.
Plenty of boats available for this Sunday 30th July.