Lake of Menteith 24th July
6ft Water Temperature 18C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.1m.
Good news all roads leading here will be open from next week.
Additional early morning sesh this Saturday 28th btw (4-9am) electrics only.
Its been a mixed week with the weather ranging from damp to wet. A lot of fish rising to sedges, Damsels and other wee stuff I don’t know the names off. The fish are still been taken in the top foot of the water. Using either floating or a slow intermediate line the flies that are doing well include Cormorants, Yellow owls, Olives, Diawl bachs, Crunchers, buzzers as well as tequila booby’s. Areas that are doing well are Hotel Bay, Sam’s point though Rookery and cages up to Malling shore.
Scottish club Championships sponsored by Famous Grouse and with additional prices from Active Angling.
Champion of champion qualifiers (Left to right) Lawrie Taylor, Alan white, Iain Earle, Calum Crosbie and Gordon Walder.
The top individual was Gordon Walder of Saturday AC with 9 fish for 21lb. Gordon took all his fish in Hotel Bay where he was fishing an orange blob, cormorants and a candy booby on a fast glass line. In second place was Laurie Taylor of Rainbow Warriors who had 6 fish for 14lb 13oz. The third place was taken by Calum Crosbie of Alba Orvis FF who had 5 fish for 12lb 13oz. the others to join them in the final of the Champion of Champions are Iain Earle (5 fish) of Rainbow Warriors and Alan White (5 fish) of West of Scotland AC.
On the 11th night of the Baynes Boat League it was a flood warning night with 19 brave soles landed 48 trout. Best bag was Bill Ramage but as he was out on his own for the second time his score is not included.......Officially the winner on the night was Graham Steel at the top end on a midge tip with wets (damsels, cormorants, diawls). Bill R got his on the white cat in the cages. This sheet has been adjusted for being out on own. George Whyte is still holding on to first place. Full details are on the website.
A few fish were being caught despite the weather but it wasn’t until the afternoon all the anglers finally started to get tight lines. Unusual but not uncommon CPO Steve Losh and CDR Bill Jones both landed Pike the biggest being 9lb. CPO R Goram landed the first trout on a yellow and orange blob followed closely L/CPL G Henry.
Champion Mr H Henry being presented the trophy from Malcolm Warren.
Other Notable catches include
Regular Tom Ward with a lake resident weighing 7lb 3oz.