FARIO FLY BOAT LEAGUE 2021
Boat League Report 14.07.21
Heat 10 of the 2021 Menteith boat league sponsored by Fario flies 12 anglers went out and caught 32 fish averaging 2.6 fish per rod. With the hot water temperatures, I think everyone headed to the deeps at the cages and rookery. 1st was Andy Kemp with 6 fish using a Di7 with a tequila fab and orange bodied cormorant. 2nd was Alastair MacGilvery he caught 5 fish catching his first fish at 6:03pm and 3rd was Jim Twaddle also with 5 fish but not catching his first fish till 6:29pm. Its got to that time of the league when the big points get taken of the scores. The top three are Craig Ingles in 1st, Donnie Mcbeth in 2nd with Stuart Ingles in 3rd.
Andy Kemp wins a Fario fly box with some flies and Calum Ingles wins a voucher for a free night’s fishing.
Boat League Report 07.07.21
On the 7th night of the Lake of Menteith fisheries boat league sponsored by Fario flies 13 anglers took part catching a total of 42 fish between them. Top bag on the night was Brian Quinn with 8 fish with his first being caught at 6.57pm, 2nd place was Jim Twaddle with 6 fish with his first at 6.15pm and 3rd place was Craig Inglis with 4 fish and his first at 6.19pm. Productive methods on the night were buzzers and snakes. The productive area was over the deeps from Inchmahome drifting into cages bay. The average catch per angler on the night was 3.1 fish. Brian Quinn wins the Fario fly box and his choice of 20 flies from the shop and Jim Twaddle wins a free nights boat league fishing.
Boat League Report 16.06.21
On the 6th night of the Lake of Menteith fisheries boat league sponsored by Fario flies 16 anglers took part catching a total of 89 fish between them. Top bag on the night was Craig Inglis with 23 fish, 2nd place was Calum Inglis with 9 fish and 3rd place was Donnie Macbeth with 8 fish and his first at 6.22pm. Productive methods on the night were damsels and dries. The productive areas were gateside bay and Malling Shore. The average catch per angler on the night was 5.5 fish. Calum Inglis wins the Fario fly box and his choice of 20 flies from the shop and Donnie Macbeth wins a free nights boat league fishing.
9th June Report
The Lake had been fishing really well to the dry fly in the last few days although other methods were working but it was no surprise when Craig Inglis was again top rod with 14 trout on an intermediate line and damsel pattern. In close 2nd place was Bill Ramage with a floatig line (?) and orange FAB. Bill Ramage gets the FARIO FLY BOX and Ken Oliver gets the Menteith voucher. The top hot spot is the Malling shore these days – by a country mile.
2nd June report
Heat 4 of the 2021 Menteith boat league sponsored by Fario flies 23 anglers went out and caught 75 fish averaging 3.2 fish per rod. It started with bright sun and a swirly wind then went cold later. Harry Craig went out on dries and had a good night on the road shore , he caught 11 fish. 2nd was Alastair MacGilvery he caught 8 fish. 3 equal was Craig Inglis and Donny MacBeth both caught 7 fish and timed their first fish caught at 6:10pm. Craig is still in first place with Donnie moving up to 2nd with Ken Oliver close behind in 3rd.
Alastair wins a Fario fly box with some flies and Harry wins a voucher for a free night’s fishing.
The Menteith Boat League is looking for new members and for confirmation from existing members that they will be taking part in 2021. Please phone 01877 385664 or contact the fishery (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Menteith Boat League has been running since 2002 and so we will be celebrating its 20th year (china) anniversary. The boat league was created with an emphasis centred on friendship and skill sharing. This year’s rules are shown below. The Boat League Committee members are Quint Glen, Douglas Fraser, Connor Fraser and Stuart Inglis.
We are pleased to confirm Fario Flies will again sponsor the League in 2021. The Menteith Fario Boat League kicks off on Wednesday 12th May with 15 heats. The final positions are based on the anglers top 9 heats. The final heat and presentation is on Wednesday 18th Aug. We plan to commence with the rules that we finished with last year. 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 Fario flies and a free heat voucher (£15.50 – £18). 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 2020 or by a member of the committee/or lake staff). The fishing will be catch and release to lake rules (eg debarbed or barbless hooks and no fly size limit). Catch cards will be issued and these must be filled in by your boat partner and signed by both parties. In the event of a tie in the number of fish released the winner is decided on the basis of the time of the first fish caught (also recorded by your boat partner). Boat pairings are randomly selected on the night and guests can take part but should be entered in the boat selection draw. The command of the boat changes half way through the shift and competitors can change ends or as may be mutually agreed. Any complaint arising during the course of the heats must be notified to the person in charge within 20 minutes of the end of the heat. Proposals for changes can be made to the committee if the proposer gets support from two other boat league members. These proposals along with letters of support should be in writing to email@example.com. This proposal must then be circulated by email to all members for their vote in favour or against. The decision being made in favour of the proposal with the majority of votes received within the stated time. If less than 50% of boat league members reply within the stated time period the ballot is invalidated. The committee reserve the right to disqualify any angler from the competition.
Wednesday 26th May Results
Boat League Report 26.05.21
On the 3rd night of the Lake of Menteith fisheries boat league sponsored by Fario flies 25 anglers took part catching a total of 74 fish between them. Top bag on the night was Craig Inglis with 12 fish with his first being caught at 6.13pm, 2nd place was Harry Green with 8 fish with his first at 6.32pm and 3rd place was Robert Wilson with 5 fish and his first at 6.14pm. Productive methods on the night were mini lures, buzzers and sedge. The productive areas were Shear Point and international bay down towards Lochend. The average catch per angler on the night was 2.8 fish. Harry Green wins the Fario fly box and his choice of 20 flies from the shop and Robert wilson wins a free nights boat league fishing.
12th May results
On the first night of the 2021 Menteith boat league sponsored by Fario flies 19 anglers including 7 newbies went out and caught 56 fish. Everyone said it was a frustrating night with fish rising everywhere. Craig Inglis sussed what they wanted using a Cortland blue with a red headed damsel, he caught 13 fish round Sam’s point into the rookery.2nd was Brian Quinn with 5 fish, he was using buzzers on a floating line down near Todd’s hole. 3rd was Ally Kennedy also with 5 fish but Brain caught his first fish sooner the Ally caught his first.
Craig wins a Fario fly box with some flies and Brian wins a voucher for a free nights fishing.