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Lake of Menteith 3rd July 2018
6ft Water Temperature –  22.5 C, Clarity (Secchi disc)3.7m.

Occasional catches outside of the Inchmahome Deeps (especially after recent stocking) have been reported (i.e. Malling shore or the Road Shore) but as this heatwave intensifies the fish are migrating more quickly to the deeper more oxygen rich water. Good idea to explore the various deep areas. Tactics here are sink tip and buzzers on a long leader or more visible boobies/white cat on a di7 line with some anglers finding hooking to be more reliable on the competitor range of airflo lines. Early in the summer the di3/di5 was popular now folks are using the di5/di7 competitor to good effect. Think a very short leader and a quick retrieve once sufficient depth is reached improves hooking success. At this depth there shouldn’t be too much weed to consider. Anglers have been counting to around 30 (up to 50) with a di 7 to find the fish. The Lake is alive with damsel flies and pin head fry. Some cracking residents have been boated of late but are a little hard to go back due to the warm water. Ian McGregor (above) who is the new secretary of United Edinburgh LACA, netted this 6lbs 7oz brown on his first outing in the new position (it could not be returned).
Some anglers have been wondering why the algae hasn’t taken off with all this sunshine and calm weather. Clarity has been great so far this season. The answer is that algae relies on nutrients for growth, and the main source of nutrients is from the surrounding land. In dry weather nutrients don’t get washed in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Coach Calum Stephen had these two crackers from the Gateside at the weekend. On right Stevie Bett models some hot attire (pillow case under the bunnet – wetted from mid-day) and remember the water and factor 50. Plenty of boat availability if you fancy pitting your skills against these challenging conditions. Best Rod today -12 fish but most managed zero, one or two.

For Scottish Anglers National Semifinal Results, Scottish Club Championships see SANACC webpage

http://www.sanacc.org.uk/index.html

For Boatleague results go to

http://www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk/menteith-fisheries.co.uk/boatleague2010.html

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