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FOOD AT THE FISHERY
Lake of Menteith 14th Aug
6ft Water Temperature 17C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.25m.
LAST WEEK OF EVENING FISHING.
A quiet week at the fishery and the main action has moved around a bit but the Malling Shore, Gateside Bay and the Roadshore all featured. Some prolific patches and some periods where it has not been so easy. Catches are however generally good with average weight remaining over 3lbs and I find myself saying that the stockies are the best I’ve seen and wondering how this can be true because I have been thinking this now for some years!
Alan Ross of Edinburgh sent me this photo entitled Greylag-Canada Hybrids with the message “Seek and Ye shall find”. This might explain why some greylags have “missed the migration” but which is the hybrid and why? It’s not obvious to me, and I have had a good look at the wildfowl book. – Any views?
BAYNE’S TACKLE (OF CALLANDER) BOAT LEAGUE – PENULTIMATE RESULT:
20 anglers landed 35 fish. On a more difficult night most of the fish were taken in the Gateside area. Top bag Sandy had his 7 on a di 5 with two boobies, while 2nd placed Andy Kemp got 5 on dries (sedges). With only one more night remaining all top 7 anglers can do it (with the exception of Mark Steven) according to Douglas. We are planning a barbie (or indoor burgers) on Wednesday 15th - so there will be a bite to eat and a swallie while you are awaiting the presentation. Please can you let us know if you are not coming so we can guesstimate amounts and can Brian and James remember to bring the trophies.
Tam Ward and Jim Davie from Cumnock took 6 fish for 20lbs and returned 9. St.Mungo (9 boats) 44 trout for 135lbs, Heriots 7 boats 10 fish 30lbs plus 26 rtd. Scottish Team 7 boats 58 returned. Falkirk Fly Dressers 4 boats 27 fish 78lbs, Basfords of Darvel 3 boats 11 fish 30lbs, Lothian and Borders Police 6 boats 25 fish 96lbs and 11 returned, Grangemouth AC 4.5 boats 21 fish 60lbs and 5rtd, Pentland FF 5 boats 26 fish 81lbs, Rowbank 37 fishg 121lbs, Balbeggie 8 boats 27fish 74lbs, Bill Ramage 5 fish 18lbs 8oz, Pitlochry AC 5 boats 38 trout 84lbs plus 8 released, Jim Law (Wishaw) 9 fish 26lbs 14oz, Gil Currie (Cowie) 8 fish 20.5lbs.