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Lake of Menteith 17th July 2018
6ft Water Temperature – 19C Clarity (Secchi disc)3.2m.

Water temperature has dropped a couple of degrees in the last week and clarity has decreased slightly (but is still very good for the lake at this time of year). The fish are still lying deep away from the hot poorly oxygenated surface layers but catches are not too bad (averaging 4 fish per rod on recent evenings). Best tactics are still in Gateside from along the rope to about 150 yards out from the rope appears to be the sweet spot. 25ft down with snakes, zonkers and damsels will do the job. There is apparently a bit of a rise about 4am but otherwise not much surface feeding activity. Surface action is mainly to gulp air for swim bladder adjustment – these fish won’t look at anything…

However the fish still getting tipped in as we need the holding space and angler pressure is “light” so if you master the tactic there are very good bags of good fish to be had.

 



In the boat league top bag was Craig Inglis with 18 fish (not bad for an evening). Second was Alec Galloway with 14 and 3rd Donnie MacBeth with 11.

Stewart Inglis was out on Friday night and got this quick snapshot of a fine 8lb bow before it was rapidly returned. He had another smaller one in the Scottish club heats on Saturday night. Malcom Miller demonstrating how to hold a brownie (as long as it is chapped).

 

 


Scottish Club Championship, Sponsored by The Lake of Menteith, Snowbee
Lomond Group, Fly Tying Scotland, Keir Hardie Joinery and Glencairn Crystal
Heat 11 - 14th July 2018
Heat 11 of the Scottish Club Championship was won by Neilston FF  "B" represented by Brian Mackenzie (5 fish), Tom Burnett (7 fish) and James Litster (6).  East Kilbride AC represented by Ronnie McKean (5 fish), Gil Farid (5 fish) and Stephen Japp (6 fish) were second and Hawick AC represented by Kevin Levell (4 fish), Jim Hope (5 fish) and Brian Taylor (7 fish) were third. The 12 three man teams killed 58 and returned a further 74, giving a rod average of 4 fish. The heaviest fish of the night was caught by Stewart Inglis of Grimm Anglers and weighed 6lbs 1.1ozs. The top five individuals (Owen Cook - Townhill AC; Craig Inglis - Grimm Anglers; Jim Hay - Dunfermline Railway AC; Brian Taylor and Tom Burnett) qualify for the Champion of Champions.

Our sponsors, The Lomond Group, provided a bottle of Lomond Single Malt whisky to the captain of the top team, the top individual and the captor of the he