Menteith/Fario Fly Boat League 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to BILL RAMAGE (pictured central) from Alva on clinching the FARIO BOAT LEAGUE with two nights still to go. Bill had a fantastic time last night catching and releasing 27 trout at the Malling shore using his cat booby on a di 7 line. In 2nd place was Donnie MacBeth (won the Box of FARIO FLIES – pictured on left) ) with 13 and 3rd was Alex Galloway with 12. Gateside Bay also fished well. Grant Sutherland picked up the Lake fishing voucher (pictured on right). The 25 anglers landed 161 trout.

With temperatures set to soar over the next couple of days we will asking anglers to commence limiting numbers caught and released until the water cools down. They can catch and release 10 for example and record the time of their first fish and 10 fish to decide the winner….

The 2019 Menteith Friendly Evening Boat league kicks off on Wed 1st May. NEW ENTRANTS WELCOME welcome. We are delighted that FArio flies have agreed to continue the sponsorship and the deal is similar to last years brilliant one – when Michael Low of Fario Flies gave away 300 flies as prizes valued at £450 (these will be selected by heat winners (20 FLIES AND A WEE BOX) from the Fario selection in the shop). Last year Michael also put into the mix a box of flies valued at £700 (the one Brian is holding in the picture below).

For more info or register by contacting (call or text) Douglas on 07752128489 or Quint 07710 433464 or turn up on the night – but a wee bit of warning would be good. The competition kicks off on the 1st of May and runs till 7th Aug this year. The Anglers kitty money £20/head will contribute to the £700 of cash prizes and there will be a vote by all entrants on how this is best distributed. All in there will be over £2000 worth of prizes to be awarded (including a generous donation to the winners charity of choice) and when it is considered that this is shared out between 30-40 anglers the prize per angler ratio can be appreciated!! The randomised boat partner system continues and the competition will be fished to Lake rules (no maximum fly size). Placings are awarded according to the number of fish returned with similar catches separated by the time of the first fish caught. Anglers are of course free to keep fish also for the table – according to the limit purchased. For more information or to enter, contact Douglas on 07752 128489 or Quint 07710 433464 (see also Lake contact page). Lake rules apply and final placings are awarded according to the members top 10

2018 Menteith Boat League Results

Congratulations to Brian MacKenzie for his 4th Boat League win after a close run battle with 2nd placed Craig

Inglis. Alex Galloway finished 3rd. The total value of prizes dished out over the piece amounted to £2565 and a huge thank you to Michael Low of FARIO FLIES for his massive contribution of flies and boxes valued at £1300. Thanks also to Andy smith of Southside Decorators for supplying the whisky and also to Menteith Fisheries for their contribution.More discussion to follow but needless to say Brian has used Fario flies throughout the competition and tonight and said he will be in contact with Fario flies re future pattern development. Brian won £500 in cash and £700 pounds worth of Fario flies as well as giving £347 towards his chosen charity MND Scotland.

Brian took the last heat to take the championship. He had 6 fish on his 5wt rod on boobies (3) and diawls (3) in the far corner of the cages on a floating line before moving to out in the middle and catching (5) on dries. In second place on the last heat was Andy Smith and Gil Farid with 7 fish. Full results below and more detail soon. Brian secret could not be summed up in a few words …I guess it is years of experience. He said next year he would like to see a greater spread in prize money. You will have a vote on a few options. Thanks to all for taking part and to Paul for the photos.