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Lake of Menteith 17th April 2012
Due to re-surfacing work on the A81 between Rob Roy Hotel and Windygates the A81 will be closed from Monday 23 April until Friday 4 May. Best to detour via Arnprior on A811 or come in via Stirling.
6ft Water Temperature  10C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.5m.

Angler’s should be aware that the catering van is non operational and teas and coffees are available free from inside the fishery hut. Two or three boats available this sunday.


It has been a varied week with frost, snow, Hail storms and a cold wind, despite that there have been some sunny days on the Lake to bring the fish to the surface to grab the fly’s that are hatching.


Areas that are holding fish include Lochend up to the pike buoys, Hotel bay, Sam’s point into the rookery and sandy bay. Flies that are doing well include Diawl bachs, blobs, Buzzers, Pheasant tail nymphs, Cormorants, fabs, and booby’s, most anglers are using slow sinking lines down to a Di3.

 

 

 

With the Menteith boat league sponsored by James Baynes Fishing Tackle, only a few weeks away there are still places available for this year, if you want to take part you can phone Douglas on 07752128489 or email through the boat league page on the website.

Mark Douglas from Stirling was taking some time out from studying for his Highers with his Granddad and caught a nice overwintered trout weighing 6lb 11oz on a cormorant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other good catches include, Balbeggie (8 boats) 61 fish for 142lbs, Rainbow Warriors (5 boats) 47 fish for 104 lbs plus 8 returned, Ewan Clark/Kenny Thom from Strathtyrum had 9 fish for 28½ lbs, Whyte and Gilbert kept 10 fish for 29lb and returned another 13, Fire and rescue caught 35 fish for 82lbs, Tony Lithgow caught 6 for 13½lb and returned another 8, Lochinch a.c. caught 19 for 48¼lb and returned another 6, Mike Willis from Dunblane returned all 16 fish he caught as did Mr Dunn and Mr Black from Condoratt who caught 21. Babcock Marine Fly fishers caught 51 fish for 128 lbs. Milngavie fly dressers caught 27 fish for 70lbs they would have caught more if they didn’t stop for lunch in the rookery (see picture below).