4th June: Lintrathen Dries and Pike on the Fly and Lure

Lake of Menteith 4th June 2019

Water Temp at 6ft 14C Secchi Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 2.30m

Kevin, Chris and Neil of Lintrathen AC

A gradual improvement in water clarity and the best sport at the weekend was on dries. In the Scottish clubs, last year’s winners Lintrathen (Kevin Neri, Chris McAllister and Neil Anderson) won the heat comfortably fishing dries at the Malling shore and the Plantation. The 33 anglers netted 133 fish. On the previous Wednesday the same area provided the best bags in the FARIO FLY boat league (top rod Bill Ramage) but this time with cormorants and a cat booby (21 anglers netted 134 fish).

The pike anglers have been out in force on the Lake. Dougie Loughridge had this beauty whilst pike fly fishing.

The Pike Anglers Alliance Scotland had the first of their lure outings (next one is Monday 24th June) and netted in 121 jacks and 9 double figure fish up to 17lbs. Duncan Glen had 3 good fish on a magnum toby whilst others were catching well on pig shads. Fishery member of staff Connor did well on his lure night with a good brownie (there was also an 8lb brownie caught and returned) and a good pike.

Watch out for the Road Closures next week as the A81 is scheduled for closure 10th to 21st  June between the Port and the Rob Roy. When this is completed, work will start on the A873 between Thornhill and the hill road to Callander (roads will be open before 9 and after 6pm apparently and 12noon to 1pm) .