Menteith Solstice Photos (25/6/19)

Lake of Menteith 25th June 2019

Water Temp at 6ft 16.5C Secchi Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 2.8m

Summer has arrived at the Lake and we managed to avoid the deluges that hit Stirling on Monday which was good. With SANACC semi-finals dominating the week information has been a little a scarce but the dry is still doing well and most of the boats in today’s semi appear to be fishing around the islands, sandy bay and the top end – as well as Gateside Bay. Stocking this week will be on Wednesday.

Nice reverse sequence of a sunset on Saturday night and a sunrise on Saturday morning. Showing how little the sun went down on our shortest night. Thanks to Paul Garner and Frank Gillespie respectively.

In the Scottish Clubs Championship the 13 clubs (39 anglers) netted 116 fish and weighed in 55 for 120lbs. Heat 8 was fished on a balmy June evening and was won by the Alba Orvis FF  “B”   team of James Gardiner (3), David Bonnington (9) and Paul Garner (8) with a total of 20 fish.  The The Caley Liners “B” team of Stephen Francis (12), Billy Muir (4) and Kenny McClymont (2) were second with 18 fish and the Ardrossan Eglinton  AC “B” team of Darren Rourke (8), Joseph Wood (7) and Tony Goggans were third with 15 fish. Top individual rod was Stephen Francis with 12 fish for 24lbs 12.3ozs.  Stephen took his fish in the area around Chicken Leg Bay where he was fishing a dry olive. Thanks to the sponsors (Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joinery, Famous Grouse, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal).

Photo of winners – Alba Orvis FF “B” – James, David and Paul

FARIO Menteith Boat League. Heat 8 of the Menteith boat league sponsored by Fario Flies  took place on a calm and dry evening. 22 Anglers took part and caught 109 fish. Top rod was Brian Mackenzie with 12 fish. 2nd place was Ronnie Mckean with 11 fish who won the box of Fario flies. 3rd place was Ken Oliver who won a voucher for a free nights fishing. The majority of the fish on the night were caught on dry flies around Malling shore and in the cages. Brian MacKenzie is now top of the leader board with Bill Ramage in second place.

Next week we have the Angler’s World Individual Heat on Sunday and there are still places left.

Road closures are still affecting access to the Lake but now only from Callander. There are no access problems from Thornhill or any other direction. Callander road is open till 9am (12noon till 1pm) and after 5.30pm.

Check the Stirling Council website road closures or phone the fishery for advice.