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Menteith Fishery



20th May 2008
Menteith Weekly Report
6ft Water Temp: 14C, Clarity (secchi disk): 3m - Some colder nights have kept a lid on the water temperature, but clarity is still good at 3m and there have been some phenomenal buzzer hatches this week as well as significant numbers of mayfly. Daphnia are still present in large clouds. The past week has seen a catch bonanza at the Lake, with some very high catch numbers. The cut off for qualification in today’s national heat was 11lbs 4oz! The hotspots have been a bit unpredictable of late. In today’s SANA national heat there were good catches in the eastern basin as well as Gateside and at Malling. All methods, pulling, Static buzzer, traditionals, deep and shallow have produced the goods.

Scottish Police Fly fishing Championships.36 boats landed 251 fish for 560lbs. The new Police Champion is Jim McBride from Edinburgh.

3rd Evening Heat; Scottish Club Championships Results – sponsored by the Daily Record with additional prizes from the Angling Centre Stirling.
27 boats landed 57 fish for 126lbs. Top 3 man team were Strathyrum AC with 8 fish for 17lbs 13oz. 2nd Kinross AC with 8 fish for 16lbs 9oz and 3rd were Aberfoyle AC with 6 fish for 14lbs 14oz. Top four individuals qualifying for the Champion of Champions were M.Walker (Aberfoyle), Jim Christie (Newtyle & Meigle), Alan Smith (Kinross) and Jeff Lawson (Strathyrum). Mat Walker’s top tactics were slow retrieve buzzer at Malling. The Angling Centre Stirling has a mobile shop on site before the start of the Scottish club Competition and further items can be brought to the venue by prior order.

In the first heat of the Menteith Boat League sponsored by Angling Centre Stirling, Derek Barclay finished top with 5 fish for 15lbs 7oz , Jim Watson was 2nd (5 fish limit) and Andy Boylan 3rd (5 fish limit and heaviest fish).The 29 anglers weighed in 71 fish for 167lbs. The heaviest fish and best bag received an Airflow Sixth Sense Line.

Scotttish disabled Anglers National Championships
The Scottish Disabled Champion for the second year running is Jim Crawford (left) from Ayrshire. Jim was fishing a booby on a high density line in the Sam’s Point area. 2nd was Stuart Fraser from Edinburgh and 3rd Bill Barnes from Fife.



Fly Pikers.
A first for the Lake this week with two evenings fly fishing for Pike – organised by the Pike fly Fishing Association. The 9 boats caught 99 pike over the two evenings – the biggest a 27lb fish taken by Spenser Burgo. The association donated this fine picture to the fisheries hut. On right, R to L: Event Organiser Dave Lindsay, Fishery Manager Quint Glen and PFFA Chairman Pete Jones.