New Official Sunday Hours and some nice Pics. Current Stocking average fish weight 3lb +

Water temperature has been declining steadily and is now 13C at 6ft. Clarity is 2.2m. for the last two weeks we have been stocking with 800 fish per week of average weight 3lbs plus. Today 400 went in with an estimated average weight of 3.25lbs.

FLIES and LINES. Dries/Pulling lures.

THE NEW SUNDAY HOURS START FROM THIS SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER. Gates open 8.15, Boats out 9 till 10am and in for 5.30pm. Sundays have been slow to fill in recent years and the angler’s opinion was that you lost the whole day and evening and missed the best part of the day. We will be sorry to miss out on our early morning lying-in but the customer comes first :).

BEST AREAS as usual are hard to pin down. Recently Hotel Bay and International Bay have produced a lot of fish but today I heard the top end at Stable Point and Malling were  good and the fish can be found in shallow water.

Recent flat calms and bright sunshine have made conditions difficult and some folk found it quite hard going. Others though, had some tremendous sport.  Bill Ramage and Alan Bernard netted over 20 to the boat yesterday.  Others managed good catches on dries. Colin Riach and Jimmy Miller had 12 to the boat and some fine photos…….

Below Colin’s Hackled shipman

Colins Big Terrestrial

Jimmy Millar playing a trout

On Sunday the Cormorants had their annual Shield Competition which was won by David Cruickshank (below) with 13 fish.

In second place was Evan Kerr with 7 trout.Evan Kerr picked up the Tam Denholm Memorial chase cup for coming 2nd (the chase event wasnt fished due to COVID).

Ron Orr is pictured below with bended knee receiving some big draming glasses from Alisdair Mair – An award for long service helping Alisdair administer the Cormorant Young persons evenings. The prize for best newcomer went to Euan Beaton who received a prize of fly tying gear courtesy of Dale and Sarah Robertson. Sandy Forgan with a guid yin from his last visit.

We were sorry to hear of the recent passing of Lake Regular Harry (Henry) Miller who visited the fishery for as long as the staff can remember. We send our condolences to his friends and family.