Here are our prices for 2020. This year we have had no alternative but to put our prices up more than inflation to cover increases in our costs. The increases in our costs are not forecast to be met by our increased permit charges, so in effect we expect a smaller margin next year – assuming a similar number of boat hires. We will continue to investigate all routes to keep prices to a minimum in the years to come. Apologies also for the lack of notice but we had little ourselves.
NB It is against our rules to return a fish that is unlikely to recover (i.e. is not vigorous and breathing). The ruling is that catch limits can be exceeded where fish are not deemed fit to be returned. Extra fish must be recorded in our catch return sheet.
Main Season 21st March to 13th November
(Outwith these times we have a limited boat availability.)
2-man boat. MONDAY to FRIDAY DAY SESSIONS:
9.30am -5.30pm, Catch and Release Only £50 per boat; 2 fish limit £54;
4 fish limit £58 per boat, 6 fish limit £62, 8 fish limit £66 per boat,
2 person boat. SATURDAY 9.30am -5.30pm AND SUNDAY SESSIONS 12noon – 7pm,
Catch and Release Only £61 per boat; 2 fish per boat £65,
4 fish limit £69 per boat, 6 fish limit £73 per boat, 8 fish limit £77 per boat.*
*Prices reduced pro-rata at end of October according to light.
2 person boat. SHORT EVENING SESSIONS: 1st May to 15th MAY, AND 1st AUGUST TO 15th AUGUST.
6.00pm – 10.00pm, Mon to Sat, Catch and Release Only £30 per boat; 2 fish limit £34
4 fish limit £38 per boat, 6 fish limit £42 per boat, 8 fish limit £46 per boat.
2 man boat. MAIN EVENING SESSION: 15th MAY TO 31st JULY
6.00pm – 11.00pm, Mon to Sat, Catch and Release Only £35 per boat, 2 fish limit £39,
4 fish limit £43 per boat, 6 limit £47 per boat, 8 fish limit £51 per boat.
LATE DAY SESSIONS COMMENCE 1st May, bookable 7 days in advance depending on availability.
Session times 2pm till end of Evening Session. Price as per day session.
SENIOR CITIZEN PAIRS: Two anglers per boat (Mondays and Wednesdays only). Catch and Release Only £37 per day boat, 2 fish limit £41, 4 Fish limit £45 per boat, 6 fish limit £49 per boat, 8 Fish limit £53 per boat.
2 man boat. ALL DAY/EVE TICKET : Mon-Friday only. Catch and Release Only £60 per boat,
2 fish limit £64, 4 Fish limit £68 per boat, 6 fish limit £72 per boat, 8 fish limit £76 per boat.
SINGLE ANGLERS may hire a boat for a midweek session at £28 for a day (£36 at weekend) and £22 per evening for Catch and Release. For each additional fish add £2 up to a maximum of 4 fish. Subject to boat availability.
ADULT AND YOUTH TICKET: Youths (under 18) free when accompanied by a fishing adult.
Two Under 18’s in a boat – single angler rates apply for the boat.
CORMORANT YOUTH FISHING CLUB: Tuesdays during season £8 per person. Limit 1 fish.
PIKE FLY FISHING: All pike to be released unharmed. As per trout catch and release prices.
TUITION: INDUCTION BOAT HANDLING AND FISHING BASICS: 1 Hour lesson £25
A half day or whole day’s tuition, for all levels, can be arranged for individuals or groups. Prices available on request.
ROD AND TACKLE HIRE: £7 per session (deposit required).
A COULAM adapted wheely boat or a MARK II wheely boat are available for use by those with wheel chairs or limited mobility. Cost /day £20 single rod catch and release (add £2 for each additional fish up to a maximum of 4). Two person boat; £30 per two rods catch and release (2 fish limit £32, 4 fish limit £36, 6 fish limit £40 and 8 fish limit £44), Evenings: £16 single rod catch and release (add £2 for each additional fish up to a maximum of 4) and £23 per two rods (£4 extra for each additional 2 fish up to a maximum of eight).
Two EARLY MORNING SESSIONS available on; Sat 20th June and Sat 4th July. 4am till 9am (electric engines only).
2 man boat. Catch and Release Only £39 per boat; (£4 extra for each additional 2 fish up to a maximum of eight). Single angler charges as per single angler evening ticket.
New Rules have shaded background.
For angling competitions competitors are advised that catch and release cards are available for when the number of fish required for the table has been reached. Measuring boards can be provided for every boat if required. To minimise handling we recommend that the time of the first fish caught be used to decide the winner in the event of a tie. In water temperatures above 18-20C we advise only limited catch and release as time bonus is preferable in warm conditions.
Boatmen will only be in attendance at the commencement and termination of each session. Boat hires must be taken up within 30 minutes of each session (unless prior arrangement has been made), and returned not later than the times shown. A qualified instructor or ghillie can be arranged through the booking office. Fishery staff mobile numbers located on inside of boats.
BASIC FISHERY RULES
Catch and release is allowed at cooler water temperatures. Above 18 to 20C water temperature, in the interests of fish welfare, we ask anglers to limit catch and release, as the Lake becomes deficient in oxygen at depth and in the surface layers – this can prevent fish recovery after catching. Hooks must be debarbed or barbless when fishing catch and release. Releasing of fish should be done in the net in the water without a lengthy playtime. All fish under 11 inches to be returned. Fly fishing only. Only landing nets, unhooking mats, drogues and fish bags provided by fishery allowed in boats. No trawling, hand lining or bait. No anchoring or mooring. Maximum of three persons per boat, all of whom may fish. The Health and Safety Executive requires that buoyancy aids or life jackets provided must be worn. Landing on islands is forbidden. No interfering with nets or fixed equipment. For Fly pike fishing proper pike gear is required (hire/loan available, including debarbed single hooks (max size 6), unhooking pliers, mats and nets. All pike to be returned unharmed. Complete pike rules available at fishery or on the website.
It is against our rules to return a fish that is unlikely to recover (i.e. is not vigorous and breathing). The ruling is that catch limits can be exceeded where fish are not deemed fit to be returned. Extra fish must be recorded in our catch return sheet.
BOAT BOOKING AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk TELEPHONE: 01877 385664;