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Lake of Menteith 4th Sept

6ft Water Temperature  15C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2m .

Please accept my apologies for the late posting as the Port has been off line for the best part of five days.

Anglers are reporting fish from all the drifts and on a variety of lines from floater to sink tip to Di 5. It must be autumn as they were also reporting fish taking very close to the shore. Hoppers, Boobies , Fabs, buzzers, Cormorants, and dries. Quite a few daddies on the go but no heather fly. If there is a hot spot it is Gateside Bay (or is it the road shore?) but not if everybodies there! More reports of big fish - quite often returned, including a 9lb specimen caught and released by Eric Fox of Edinburgh Civil Service.


NEW LADIES NATIONAL CHAMPION ANNE BOYCE

 

Anne Boyce from Kilmarnock is the new Ladies’ National Champ. Anne caught 8 fish (returned 5) for a total of 18lbs 14.6ozs. Her winning tactics were a floating line with cormorants, buzzer and FAB, at Gateside. In second place with the same number of fish for 18lbs 14.2ozs, was Gail Annal. In third place was Sheila Mannion with 7 fish for  16lbs 5.6ozs. National Aggregate Champion was Anne Boyce,  2nd Aggregate - Gail Annal and 3rd aggregate - Jane Wright. Anne also got the trophies for heaviest fish and best newcomer. A Total of 65 fish were caught by the 17 ladies. Forty four fish were weighed in for 119lbs.

 

 

 

Notable Catches
Left:: Drew Binnie of Grangemouth AC with proof of his catch when he was out with Grangemouth AC who weighed in 20 fish for 60lbs with their 9 boats. Rotary (SAC) 11 boats 35 fish 116lbs. Stevie Docherty and Davie from Fort William 10 fish 27lbs 6oz and 9 returned. CSP 7 boats 22 fish 65lbs and 46 returned. Invicta Ladies 6 boats 9 fish for 25lbs. Billy Foster (Bonnyrigg) 10 returned, D.Pterson (Stenhousemuir) 16rtd. Ellam AC 7.5 boats 25 fish 71lbs, Morgan and Stewart (Balloch) 10 fish 28lbs 8oz, Wiremill Musselburgh 8 boats 30 fish 86lbs  and this included 1 fish at 9lbs 10oz  caught by Mr. McIntyre and 10 fish for 29lbs 12oz  caught by the McDonald Bros.  Dunf Rusty Nail 4 boats 14 trout 42lbs and 2 rt,  Basford AC 2 boats 12 trout 34lbs 7oz and 2rt.
The Road between Arnprior and the Port of Menteith is now open.

 

 

 

Robbie Bell of Ellam AC captured these hardy soles during a wet moment last week. A stotter Robbie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon Hayward informed me yesterday of the death of Jim Sime of Bridge of Weir AC. His funeral will be at Paisley Crematoriam on Monday 10th at 1pm.