Champ Keith Renton and 2020 Booking

Lake of Menteith 8th October 2019

Water Temp at 6ft 13C Secchi Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 2.5m


Keith Renton of Newton St.Boswells AC is the twenty third and 2019 Scottish Club Champion of Champions. Joiner and Builder Keith was fishing against all the other best placed anglers in the Scottish Club Championship Heats, and  netted over 20 fish, mostly from the Heronry. Keith was fishing a midge tip with cormorants and a fab type.  One factor which helped him and boat partner Archie McGilp catch so many fish – they were easily the best boat (catching 32 in total), was the fact that they had the whole bay to themselves for the most part. In second place was Scott Aitken of Tartan Tyers with 13 and in third place was Neil Barrett of Gateside AC with 11.

Reminders October Fishing

The two last Sundays of October 20th and 27th and 3rd Nov, start at 11am and finish at 6pm or dusk with pro rate cost depending on the hours available. Remember the Kirk and School Fundraiser on Sunday 3rd Nov (book online). The Kirk and School day is a charity day and all the proceeds are currently split between Kirk and School. The cost of the ticket is £50 for catch and release. This includes a free quality post-fish BBQ with soup etc, and some singing and music from the kids and a raffle – as well as ad lib refreshments.

Winter Fishing

We will as usual keep boats available midweek all winter. We need some time off, so weekends are not open to the general public. We do intend to make some weekend fishing available to a few known and competent anglers who wish to have regular weekend access on the Lake during the winter. The fishing will be more or less self-service with no staff in attendance or break down cover. If you are interested please email the fishery at for further details or to apply.


Fishing at the Lake in the year 2020 sounds kind of like science fiction but it needn’t be – if you follow our plans below.

Clubs (2 boats or more on an outing). Drop us an email ( as soon as possible and we will confirm hopefully by the end of November. If you are a club but don’t choose your dates till later,  we will allocate a similar day and number of boats as you had this year, and these boats will be reserved until we hear from you and confirm or until around mid Feb when we will release these boats (unless we hear from you) .

Individuals. All individual day booking will be done on-line. If you are an individual wishing to book fifteen boats or more for next season , email us ( and when the majority of clubs and competitions are confirmed – we will issue you with a pin number which will allow advanced private access to the website from mid December. For individuals wishing to book single boats (less than 15), this can be done online from early January when the website will be accessible  to all. Let us know your thoughts…

As usual any problems will be dealt with by telephoning the fishery 01877 385664.