ROPES OFF AT GATESIDE
The pens were pushed ashore and the ropes came off at Gateside Bay today at 12noon and there was immediate action (watch out on facebook tonight perhaps). 537 fish were stocked today with a further load of large fish 3 to 5lb due to be stocked later in the week.
Boats Available: There are more fish than we thought – we estimate that there are around 1500 fish still left to be stocked this year. Many averaging 3lb plus. Plenty of boats available on-line midweek and for Sunday 27th and for the end of season fundraiser on Sunday 3rd November.
In the bright and calm conditions at the weekend it was a little tough but bung and buzzer tactics were successful in Gateside. In overcast conditions fish were happy to come up.
YOUTH FISHING AT THE LAKE.
In the Youth fishing scene Jake Gilchrist won the Cormorants Shield fished for in bright challenging conditions (pictured below on left) and Angus Robertson won the Cormorants Chase Cup for best rod over the summer evenings. Trophy’s presented by Cameron Smith. Holder of 5 past national youth caps. Cormorant Youth Coach Alisdair Mair thanked Dale Robertson owner of My Fishing Flies for his kind donations of fly fishing ancillaries for all competitors. Also thanked were Boatmen/coaches Kenny Whitehead and Scot Limond for giving of their weekend time. The Cormorants Youth fishing club Resumes first Tuesday evening in. May 2020 and every Tuesday till mid August A. Mair if you intend attending. Concession price at the Lake for the boats and fishing is £7 per evening. Coaching is conducted by qualified UKCC licensed coaches and some Qualified Instructors and is provided on a voluntary rota basis. The coaching offers various programs and also a more elite approach for those who would like to aspire to fishing at junior National and International level who in the course of events receive a Scottish cap if successful. The success rate in that field of Past Cormorants is quite impressive, looks great on a CV and indeed many lads have followed on at University in either environmental or sciences based positions or indeed working in the fishing industry throughout Scotland .
18 AND UNDERS FISH FREE WITH AN OLDER PERSON AT THE LAKE