Clarity on the up/Daphnia

Lake of Menteith 11th June 2019

Water Temp at 6ft 16C Secchi Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 3.1m

Big change in the water in progress with a daphnia (see scoop) explosion and a large increase in clarity. Top bags were on dries at the Malling shore on dries, lures and nymphs but there are signs that the buzzers might be coming on with the improved clarity. Peter Batchelor and Gary Hamilton lost count down at Lochend yesterday- whilst other boats at Malling etc found it more difficult. They were fishing these two buzzers tied by Peter (Annie’s buzzer variants) with a coral or red fab on a floating line.  

Congratulations to Greg McLaren for being top rod in the Anglian Water Airflow International Heat at the Lake and also to the best team on the day – Scottish Club Champions Lintrathen. Also qualifying for the International final at Rutlands were Alba Orvis AC, Change FF, Menteith Ospreys and Neilston Fly Fishers.  Greg is Pictured being congratulated by Jon Marshall of Anglian Water.

Scottish Club Championship Qualifyers this week were Saltire, Newton St.Boswells and Neilston FF all went through to the semi-finals.

In the Fario Boat League Top Rod was Bill Ramage was top rod with 20 fishing the plantation all night with cormorants and a cat booby. George Whyte leads the pack, one point ahead of Brian MacKenzie.

In the Fin-ancial scene Clydesdale Bank out fished the Danske Banke by 32 fish to 21.

Road closures are still affecting access to the Lake. Check the Stirling Council website road closures or phone the fishery for advice. Unusually it has been suggested that work might be ongoing over the weekends but this is not clear on the websites. We will find out and let you know.