FARIO FLY BOAT LEAGUE 2023
On the 15th and final night of the 2023 Menteith Boat League sponsored by Fario Flies, the anglers went out and found it challenging with only 19 fish getting caught by the 14 anglers. The top 3 all caught 3 fish with Jack Evamy catching his first fish at 6.22, Brian McKenzie catching his at 6.40 and Robbie Gibson catching his first fish at 8.51. Cameron Duncan won the Fly box with 20 flies and Jack won the Voucher.
FARIO BOAT LEAGUE FINAL POSITIONS 2023
This year was the tightest finish we have had at the boat league with 1 point separating the top three. Bill Ramage was 3rd with 23 points, Robbie Gibson and Brian McKenzie were tied with 22 points after the best 9 nights were totted up. So in this event it goes to the winner over their best ten nights and Robbie came out winner by 1 point. CONGRATULATIONS ROBBIE GIBSON. Robbie collected £247 and three airflo flylines of his choice (woth up to £200). Robbie after sleeping on it decided to donate the charity money to ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND – which was a bit of chokey moment for some of us. Robbie is from Dundee and has just got a law degree from the University there. His favourite method during the league was two buzzers and a fab on a 3ft midge tip (or two cormorants instead of the buzzers). His favourite spot – the Malling Burn/ Malling Shore. His tactics were to look for fresh fish/stay away from other boats. The blue highlighted boxes indicate the scores for Brian and Robbie’s next best night. The Alan Ronald Memorial trophy is decided by the Fishery and was given to Alastair McGilvery for being the only competitor who attended all 15 nights….and he finished in 4th place.
We had 29 competitors doing the league this year and the rod average over the 15 nights was 5 fish per rod up 1.5 on last year. Quite a marked improvement.
Before the prize giving we had Burgers and bacon rolls cooked perfectly by Connor along with some refreshments.
£580 received in angler subs, £245 received from donation of the last nights takings. Total income £825. This was split 50:50 between prize money and the charitable donation. The prize money ratio is 6:3:1 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (£247, £123, £41).
Chief sponsor Fario Flies who provided Flies and boxes worth £500 and £200 worth of Airflo fly lines. The Lake sponsorship was 15 prizes of free entry and the takings from the last evening (£535) and the catering for the last night £65. £600 in total.
The first night of the Menteith FARIO FLY Boat League happened last night on what turned out to be a beautiful evening. Bill Ramage was fishing off Sam’s Point with a fab or similar on a floating line with buzzers further up and a fairly fast retrieve. Bill wins the Fario fly box and Alisdair MacGilivery gets the voucher for a free heat in the boat league.
The 2023 FARIO FLY MENTEITH BOAT LEAGUE commences on Wednesday 10th May and runs every wed (commencing 6pm) until 18th August.
Entry to the League is £20. 50% of this subscription money will go towards monetary prizes for first, second and third places, split 6:3:1 respectively, the other 50% will go to the winners choice of charity (we still have last years charity money to present to Strathcarron Hospice).
There will be two prizes awarded at each heat – a box of 20 Fario flies and a free heat voucher (£17.50 – £20). Competitors can only receive each price once, prizes then being awarded to the next best angler who hasn’t reached a prize limit. All members require to be proposed by an existing boat leaguer (i.e. who fished in the league in the last two years or by a member of the committee/or lake staff).