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Young Persons Fly Fishing and Coaching.
Fly fishing for trout must be one of the most effective and easily accessible forms of fishing for young people. If you bring a young person to the lake to fish they fish free (18 and under) whilst accompanied by an adult.
Fishing can be recreational or of a more sporting nature. In 2019 the Lake hosted the Scotland, England Ireland and Wales – Youth International.
Weekly Evening Sessions
The Lake of Menteith Fisheries have a fly fishing club called the “Cormorants” at the Lake of Menteith, Stirling. Free fishing and boat handling tuition is given from our suitably qualified and experienced coach and boatpersons (Scottish Anglers National Association Level 2 Coach, Scottish Angler’s Leaders Award, Enhanced Disclosure Scotland). The fishing permits/boat hire are heavily discounted (a maximum of £8 per individual per evening). All fishing is by boat which takes place weekly on Tuesday Evenings from 6pm till around 9 or 9.30pm and runs from 30th April until the 6th August. Tackle and equipment is available on loan during initial stages. Life jackets are provided. Upper age limit is 18 years. Over the last 10 years many of the youngsters attending the cormorants consistently qualify to fish in the national youth squad and have become captains and vice captains. Some have gone on to take up full time positions in angling associated trades and occupations.
Further Information (including advice on rods etc) please contact the fishing coach Alasdair Mair on 07860368472, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 8 Vorlich Gardens, Balgaffray, Bearsden G61 4QY. Or alternatively contact the Manager of the Fisheries Quint Glen via www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk or on 07710 433464.
Next time you are in the area drop in to the and have a look around and discuss the options with the boatmen (who are all qualified coaches).