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Menteith Report

16th July


6ft Water Temp: 17C Secchi Disk Gateside: 2.2m
A week of good catches at the Lake and with over 30% of the fish returned in the Lexus heats - not a set back for future catches. Notable congregations of fish in International Bay, Inch Cuan (Dog Isle), Gateside Bay, Rookery and the Malling shore were reported today. Small flies on a sink tip or dries have been popular. Huge shoals of fry are now evident (pin head and around 3g). There are still some boats left for the early morning shifts on the 21st of July and the 4th of August, the times are 4am to 9am (gates open 3am). Electric engines only (before 8.30am).

LEXUS European Flyfishing Championships.


On Wednesday 11th the Scottish Lexus Individual Heat saw 54 anglers catching 157 fish of mean weight 2lbs 5oz (rod average 2.91fish). Top rod was Ian Campbell of Port Glasgow (pictured left) with 11 for 24lbs 9oz, 2nd Nigel burns, 3rd Greig Davies. Thursday was the first of the 6 man team heats; 42 anglers caught 276 fish – a rod average of 6.57. Top rod was David Chalmers with 12 fish for 26lb 6oz, 2nd Kenny Thom and 3rd Kevin McCabe. The two qualifying teams were Change Fly Fishers AC and Team Wellbank. On Friday in the 2nd of the team heats 36 anglers landed 197 fish (rod average 5.47). Top rod was George Gall with 10 fish for 22lbs 9oz, 2nd Dougie Inglis and 3rd Les Shepard. The two qualifying teams were Angus Lads and Strathleven Flyfishers.




Change Fly Fishers

Angus Lads

11th Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results
– sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling. 24 boats landed 38 fish for 85lb. Top 3 man team were Thack AC (9 fish), 2nd SANA (5 fish) and 3rd were Alder 4 fish. The Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were 1st J.Millar (Thack), 2nd K.Millar, 3rd Rab Roseweir and 4th D.O’Hare. Heaviest Fish was 5lbs 11oz, caught by J.Barrett from CSSA Rosyth.

9th heat of the Menteith Boat League
sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, 26 anglers landed 76 fish. Top rod on the night was Jane Wright with a 6 fish limit bag weighing 17lbs, 2nd Andy Dunn 6 fish for 15lb 13oz and 3rd James Litster 6 fish 14lb 7oz. The heaviest fish of the night was caught by Paul Owen. Top tactics - fishing at Dog Isle and Gateside with Cormorant, Diawl Bach and Booby on a midge tip line.

Other catches include; CSSA 5 boats 20 fish 45lbs, Falkirk fly Dressers 6 boats 22 fish 47lbs, Lame Ducks 10 boats 28 fish 66lbs.