Lake was slopping about in that wind 23/7/19

Lake of Menteith 23rd July 2019

Water Temp at 6ft 18.5C Secchi Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 3m

Fishing Well despite warm 6ft water temperatures (18C plus). Surface tactics (typically a midge tip or sink tip) have been working in Gateside and off the Malling shore……better, similar or worse than the classic hot weather Di7 tactics of chuck out in Gateside and count to 30.  The strong south westerly yesterday brought cooler water to the top at Malling and good clarity means the fish can come up from below. Next Wednesday is the youth international.

Stephen McCusker first (?) visit was most enjoyable and he took home these two fine bows of 4lbs and 2lbs. A lot of people are getting snapped by the stamp of fish which are around 2.5 to 3lb average weight. Anything less than 10lb is asking to be broken. Lures and nymphs and diawl bachs as well as the snake fished deep have all been responsible for top bags.  Lots of pinhead fry about. Congratulations to team Costa (Davie Mateer, Murray Hunter and John Buchanan) for winning the SCOTTISH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP HEAT AND ALSO TO Neil Barrett and Robert Gibson for winning the SIERRA PAIRS Menteith Heat.