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Lake of Menteith 19th June
6ft Water Temperature  14.C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 1.95m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are signs that clarity is starting to improve with a change of wind direction to light westerlies yesterday. Some great memorable rises and catches interspersed with periods where fishing is reported as very hard. The fish appear to be on the move with good catches on buzzers, hoppers and dries reported from the Rookery, Gateside, Malling Shore and out in the open - last night.
Above; Wullie Leitch from Falkirk rescued this Swift which had captured an angler’s fly and landed in the drink, unable to take off. It required a spell under the hand drier and a high perch for take off. These birds only normally land to breed!

 

 

 

Left: Irene Clarke from Cardonald with a 6lb 60oz “ressie”taken on a floating line with Kate McLaren “along the rope” in Gateside Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled International Update: We have been blessed with warm and calm weather for this event and after the first day of the disabled international the Scots have 22 fish, Ireland 15, England 13 and Wales 11.

In the Scottish Club Championships, sponsored by GROUSE Whisky and ANGLING ACTIVE, Kenny Millar Reports “Heat 7 started off slightly cold, damp and windy.  Conditions vastly improved making it not too bad a fishing evening. 36 anglers caught 80 fish. 48 were weighed in for 110lbs and 32 were returned. 1st place went to Townhill A.C. (pictured below, back row, l to r John Michie, Gordon Michie and Colin McGlone) with 11 fish for 23lb  2oz.  2nd place were Dunfermline Railway with 10 fish for 21lb 6 oz and 3rd place were Drumbowie Fly Fishers with 10 fish for 21lb. Top Individual was Scottish Youth International angler Calum Hardie (pictured below in foreground) of Drumbowie FF with 8 trout for 16lb 9oz. His tactic was (when he wasn’t fooling swifts) reported as buzzers at Lochend on a floater. 2nd place George Mooney Lochinch A.C.  with 8 trout for 16lb 1oz. 3rd Jim Hay Dunfermline Railway with 7 fish for 15lb  5oz. 4th Gordon Michie  Townhill A.C. 7 fish for 14lb 1oz and 5th Davy Wales Heatherfly FF with 5 fish for 11lb 1oz. These individuals will fish the Champ of Champs on 12th October.  Heaviest trout was a rainbow off 3lb 4oz caught by Andrew Hutchison (son of Wullie) of Greenock & dist A.C. Sunburst had an angler taken unwell at Lake and were re scheduled till 28th July.”    

 

The Disabled National took Place on Friday 15th , after the UK Police National Championships (results next week). 29 anglers netted 81 fish. 61 were dispatched and weighed 139lbs.   The 2013 Disabled Champ is Jim Crawford from Ayrshire (left). Also qualifying for the 2013 team were A.Smith, A.Hunter, S.Fraser, C.Broadhead, W.Barnes, J.Currie and Barry Hood.

 

 

 

 

In the sixth Heat of the BAYNES TACKLE (Callander) Menteith Boat League. Brian MacKenzie (below centre) picked up another first place with, "over half his fish on dries - out in the middle". The 23 anglers caught and returned 74 fish. 2nd placed James Fairlie (below right) collected the £25 Bayne's tackle voucher and the Taste of the Trossachs (Callander) Breakfast or meal voucher. Roger of Baynes Tackle Callander is pictured on left.

 

 

 

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