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Weekly Report
Issued 27th June 2005

Hot water has resulted in the fish seeking pockets of cooler deeper water. Water temperature at 6ft reached 21C on Tuesday 28th and Sunday 26th June. Clarity has hovered at just above 2m on the secchi disk but should improve if the settled weather continues. With some steady west winds, the holding areas have been the rookery, cages bay, Dog Isle and the Malling shore. Best tactics so far have been to draw them up to a lure on a floating line. Has anyone tried the booby with fast sinker and counting to 30 in cages bay? Another big hatch of course fry evident this week.

Scottish Club Championships Results: The eighth heat of the Scottish club championships sponsored by the Daily Record and Bowmore with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling; saw 28 boats land 48 trout for 98lbs 4oz. Qualifying teams: 1st Dunoon & District , 2nd Laurencekirk & District A and 3rd were Leslie and Glenrothes A. Individuals through to the Champion of Champions are 1st G.Mooney of Lochinch at Kates Brae with a sink tip and damsel, 2nd G.Duffy, 3rd S.Hargreaves and 4th R.Elliot. Biggest fish G.Mooney 3lbs 1oz.

Glenkinchie Boat League 6th Night 22nd June
Well the big news this week was that no had the bottle to stay behind to collect the Duck prize. Cabinet reshuffles for Gordon Hayward (biggest bag) and A.Mair heaviest fish. Apart from that, the Garner phase continues, and he has hauled himself up to number 7. Interestingly Paul's catch included a double take. He hooked a fish, played it for ten seconds, before the fish also took boat partner Kenny Heenan's fly (in the mouth). Paul caught his fish in the cages and Hotel Bay. James Litster continues to lead the pack with 31 points, Gordon Hayward Lies 2nd with 51 points and Peter Auchterlonie is in 3rd position with 59 points. However, with 8 more outings still to go and only the best 8 positions counting – a lot could happen.

SCOTTISH WATER raised in the region of £15-£20 000 by inviting their key customers and suppliers to a fly fishing competition at the Lake and afterwards for a meal at the Forth Inn in Aberfoyle. The catch was that a “wee donation” to the Scottish Water Aid Charity was required. 39 anglers landed 65 fish for 151lbs. Winners of the Martin Pipeline Shield were Ciba Speciality Chemicals of Paisley with 14 fish for 33lbs 2oz, 2nd were Scottish Water Orange Blobs with 12 fish for 27lbs and 3rd were Scottish Water Operations with 12 fish for 25lbs. Best Individual and one of the organisers was, Gordon Inglis with 7 fish for 16lbs. He is pictured left with Professor Alan Alexander (right), Chairman of Scottish Water and Wateraid activist. 2nd was Peter Wormald and 3rd Craig Roger.



Scottish National Fly Fishing Championship Semi Final:
In the second of the two semis at the Lake, 33 anglers boated 118 fish for 236lbs. The cut off weight for a place in the finals at Leven was 9lbs 15oz and 10 anglers went through. There were 3 limit bags and 5 blanks. A lot of anglers fished big bright flies on a floating line at the cages, rookery and dog isle. A.Mair was first with 8 for 20lbs 4oz (capped), 2nd was D.Paterson and 3rd S.Malcolmson.