THE MENTEITH BOAT LEAGUE 2018 SPONSORED BY
ANDY SMITH OF SOUTHSIDE DECORATORS and LAKE OF MENTEITH FISHERIES
Congratulations to Brian MacKenzie for his 4th Boat League win after a close run battle with 2nd placed Craig Inglis. Alex Galloway finished 3rd. The total value of prizes dished out over the piece amounted to £2565 and a huge thank you to Michael Low of FARIO FLIES for his massive contribution of flies and boxes valued at £1300. Thanks also to Andy smith of Southside Decorators for supplying the whisky and also to Menteith Fisheries for their contribution.More discussion to follow but needless to say Brian has used Fario flies throughout the competition and tonight and said he will be in contact with Fario flies re future pattern development. Brian won £500 in cash and £700 pounds worth of Fario flies as well as giving £347 towards his chosen charity MND Scotland.
Brian took the last heat to take the championship. He had 6 fish on his 5wt rod on boobies (3) and diawls (3) in the far corner of the cages on a floating line before moving to out in the middle and catching (5) on dries. In second place on the last heat was Andy Smith and Gil Farid with 7 fish. Full results below and more detail soon. Brian secret could not be summed up in a few words ...I guess it is years of experience. He said next year he would like to see a greater spread in prize money. You will have a vote on a few options. Thanks to all for taking part and to Paul for the photos.
Sponsorship PRIZES FARIO FLIES: 300 flies as heat prizes and 15 boxes (Value £525) plus 520 flies in winner's box valued at £780. Total Value £1300.
Sponsorship received from A.Smith for 15 whisky prizes £360
Entry Money received from anglers £735
Donation by Lake £312 in cash
Total Prize money £700 - leaving £347 for MND Scotland.
The 2018 Menteith Friendly Evening Boat league kicks off on Wed 9th May. NEW ENTRANTS WELCOME welcome. We have a new sponsor FARIO Flies - a business run by well-known angler Michael Low who is giving away 300 flies as prizes valued at £450 (these will be selected by heat winners (20 FLIES AND A WEE BOX) from the Fario selection in the shop). ANDY SMITH OF SOUTHSIDE DECORATORS is ALSO donating a bottle of malt whisky as prizes for the heats. For more info or register by contacting (call or text) Douglas on 07752128489 or Quint 07710 433464 or turn up on the night – but a wee bit of warning would be good. The competition kicks off on 9th May and runs till 15th Aug this year (a week later than last year). The Anglers kitty money £20/head will contribute to the £700 of cash prizes (£500 for 1st, £150 for 2nd and £50 for 3rd place). All in there will be over £2000 worth of prizes to be awarded (including a generous donation to the winners charity of choice) and when it is considered that this is shared out between 30-40 anglers the prize per angler ratio can be appreciated!! The randomised boat partner system continues and the competition will be fished to Lake rules (no maximum fly size). Placings are awarded according to the number of fish returned with similar catches separated by the time of the first fish caught. Anglers are of course free to keep fish also for the table - according to the limit purchased. For more information or to enter, contact Douglas on 07752 128489 or Quint 07710 433464 (see also Lake contact page). Lake rules apply and final placings are awarded according to the members top 10