PLANS FOR UNLOCKING LAKE FISHING PHASE 1

PHASE 1 PLANS
If you are planning to visit the Lake of Menteith to fish and subject to confirmation by the government that we will move to Phase 1 of the routemap out of this crisis – The Lake of Menteith Fisheries will issue this statement to all anglers who book or have booked a boat at the Lake. It will also be posted on our website as advice for anglers considering a visit.

We are emailing you today to inform you of the measures we will have in place concerning your booking at the Lake of Menteith on x date for x number of boats.

Firstly, please ensure that you are aware of the government’s advice re ONLY LOCAL TRAVEL when planning your recreation. WE ASK ANGLERS TO INTERPRET THESE GUIDELINES RESPONSIBLY SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDISE THE SAFE RETURN OF FISHING AT THE LAKE.

In the initial few days of our opening and for your visit, we plan to ONLY ALLOW SINGLE ANGLER BOATS (UNLESS FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD) and then when we have more confidence we plan to expand this in the near future to allow two anglers per boat observing social distancing and hygiene practices. There will be no weigh in (please email catch returns) and the café or permit office will not be open. Your boat number will be on display at the fishery and we ask you to commence your 8 hour fishing between 9am and 10.30am and finish accordingly between 4.30pm and 5.30pm and to minimise your time at the shore base.

THE FISHERY HUT WILL BE MAINLY OFF LIMITS EXCEPT FOR TOILETS SO YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY ONLINE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

Now that we are all aware of the government advice and how the fishery plans to manage the risk, you may feel that you require to cancel or reduce your bookings. If this is required please let me know by replying to this email/emailing as soon as possible (bookingonline@menteith-fisheries.co.uk).
If you need to increase your booking just go to the online booking page link below and book additional boats in the same name.
https://www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk/online-boat-booking-b/
Once you are confident of your booking requirement (i.e.
during the preceding day/s) please pay at
https://www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk/…/menteith-gift-vouch…/
When paying please quote the booking number and use your booking name on the payment as this will help us to cross reference.
We plan to disinfect all equipment between anglers. We will have hand gel available but please bring your own supplies and preferably your own lifejacket – although disinfected ones will be available.

If you have any questions please phone the fishery on 01877 385664 (office hours) or email bookingonline@menteith-fisheries.co.uk.

Tight Lines!

Quint Glen (mgr)
Lake Management