Lake of Menteith 15th October
6ft Water Temperature 8C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.0m .
2012 Champion of Champions
Ray who also qualified to fish for Scotland this year, is a regular at the Lake and was pulling a Cortland 7ft midge tip with 4 flies consisting of blobs, boobie, diawls and a snatcher at Lochend. His boat partner Ray Harrison netted 3 fish but Ray A thought that Ray H was drawing them up for him! Generous of you Ray! The Rays stuck to the same drift all day. Second place Jim Hay was in International Bay with an Intermediate, two boobies and a cruncher. Ian Earle from Bannockburn (right) caught this nice looking troot during the final. Detailed results at www.sanacc.org.uk.
The anglers involved in the Scottish club Championship and Champion of Champions donated £4260 to Cardiac Unit at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital for Baby Heart Monitors and Laser Surgery Machines.
Kenny Rodgers was out this week and is pictured left with his first Menteith Trout. Kenny only took up fly fishing last year.
There are still around 900-1000 two to three pounders available for stocking. They will go in this week and next. Maybe a few more biggies but it is a difficult call to put them some in now, or grow them for next year!
Still 10-15 boats available for Kirk and School Day on the 4th Nov.
Dries were working at the weekend after the comp when the weather calmed down but intermediate lines seem to be the most popular. Areas fishing are fairly diverse but include Lochend, International Bay, Tod Hole, Sandy Bay. The fish are found right from the reed margins to out in the open water.
Best Bag I heard of on Monday was Davie Paterson of Stenhousemuir who had 7 fish and also returned “ a magnificent looking 12 pounder”.
Liam Nugent from Glasgow netted this 20lb plus pike on trout gear (white cat) while his boat partner who was pike fly fishing failed to net a fish (he did loose two). It’s odds law!
Some great shots from Colin Rioch below…..
Jim Twaddle of Cumbernauld and Jim Hay of Dunfermline Artisans in a double hook up at Lochend.