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Report 17/04/18 Clarity 3m Water Temp 6ft 6.5C
The days are getting warmer and longer and the first SANACC heat was held today at the Lake in a breezy southerly changing to south/south-west, with generally overcast conditions. The fishing was exceptional with 35 anglers catching 403 trout – a rod average of 11.5. Top rod was Kevin McCabe of Change AC with a record breaking national catch of 39 trout. Kevin was fishing in Chicken Leg with a floating line and buzzers and a very small eyed booby on the point. In second place was Colin Fairgrieve of Earlston with 21 trout (booby and corms with a slow retrieve) and 3rd was Lee Anderson of Lintrathen AC with 22 trout.
Forthcoming closure of the A873 Port of Menteith to Thornhill road, further changes have just been announced:
Tuesday, 24th - Friday, 27th April : The road will be open until 9.30am each day to permit school/public buses only to pass but there will be no access prior to 9.30am for private or commercial vehicles. The road will then be closed until works are completed that day and the site is made safe and ready for the following morning. There will be no access for school buses in the afternoon but access will be provided to properties during the day.
Once the road is reopened to the public, temporary traffic-lights will be installed on the road until the work is completed. Advance warning signs will be erected at either end of the works.
Ian Earle of Bannockburn landed his PB pike on PB (Peter Batchelor) buzzer and Sandy Kopyto caught this 7lb 12oz resident on a booby and slow glass in the Butts.