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Lake of Menteith 5th June
6ft Water Temperature  14.5C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 1.6m.

6ft temperature has reduced significantly in the last week and this morning one of the best hatches of mayfly was taking place across the lake. With the cooler water temperatures, the trout were in abundance in the surface layers – making the most of the feast on offer.  Despite the long period of stable weather we still have not achieved the usual associated superb water clarity. It is unusual for us to have a hot spell so early and perhaps the cooler nights are causing a degree of mixing in the water column? The fish appear to be spread all over the Lake these days, and other natural quarry apart from the mayfly, are pinhead fry and damsels. The preferred angling tactic appears to still be the static buzzer – allowing the flies to hang vertical. The duller weather forecast may see a return to washing line tactics.   



A belated well done to Jim Mackie of Balbeggie AC, who caught this cracking pike at the end of April. Jim is pictured imagining the fish is a rainbow.





In the SANACC heat on 31/05/12, Grant Sutherland (left) of RASC was top rod with 10 fish, 2nd with 10 fish Scott Miller (on right) and third buzzer ace Peter Batchelor (middle) with 9 fish. Grant had his fish on buzzers with a floating line at Tod Hole, Scott was using nymphs on a floating line –held up by a booby. Peter was on Buzzers in Hotel Bay, and dries in the Butts.  




In the Scottish Club Championships, sponsored by GROUSE Whisky and ANGLING ACTIVE, 54 anglers caught 132 fish. 70 were weighed in for 152lbs and 62 were returned. Top team were Kinross AC (Michael Wilson, John Reid and Alan Smith – pictured below 3rd to 5th from left) with 20 fish, 2nd were Lochinch with 14 fish, 3rd place were Crieff with 13 fish and 4th place (and qualifying) were Grizzlecats with 13 fish. Top rod (9 fish) was Andy Boylan of Grizzlecats, pictured below on left. Also qualifying for the Champions fish off was Loch Leven Manager Michael Wilson (8 fish), Cormorant and Youth Coach Alasdair Mair (Lochinch) with 7 fish, J.Reid of Kinross and Alan Brock of Crieff. Shane Kelly (below 2nd from left) of Hawick AC landed the biggest troot (3lbs 4.4oz). More info at the SANACC website.









In the Fourth Heat of the BAYNES TACKLE (Callander) Menteith Boat League, Bill Ramage and Wattie Archibald deployed cats whiskers on floating lines in the vicinity of Tod Hole. Both netted 10 fish. The 18 anglers had a good night catching 82 fish - with no blanks. Bill got his first fish first so he collects the £25 Bayne's tackle voucher and the Taste of the Trossachs Breakfast voucher. Mark Steven’s currently is current league leader with James Fairlie and Ronnie Robb in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Please remember to take a catch card next week….



















Please where possible can you use/recycle your own clean plastic bags to keep your fish in – as oor bag bill is getting large.