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Lake of Menteith 2nd August 2011
Water Temperature – 21C, Clarity (Secchi disc)2.9m.

It’s been a hot week with bright blue skies and not much wind and it has pushed the fish into the deeper waters of the Rookery and in Cage bay. This week its been a case of putting a Di5 or Di7 throw it out count to 30 and do a slow retrieve, fly’s that are doing well include Diawl bachs, corral booby’s, fab`s cormorants and snatchers.
Youth international

This week the Lake held the 27th Youth International Fly Fishing Competition. The youths had to suffer blistering hot days but they managed to catch 189 fish with Scotland winning by an impressive 20 fish. Top rod was England’s Oliver Avis with 8 fish. Top Scottish rod was Calum Stephen also with 8 fi sh.

 SCOTLAND -   68 fish weighing 152lb 12oz
WALES              –   48 fish weighing 115lb 11oz
ENGLAND       –   41 fish weighing 96lb
IRELAND        -    29 fish weighing 71lb 7oz

   

 

 

           

 

King Arthur Wilkie waiting for his warriors.

 

On Thursday Lewis Rumble from Llanelli in Wales was having a relaxing evening after the International when he caught a beautiful 8lb 7oz Gold trout which has been in the lake for at least 2 years. He caught it on a sparkler fishing a Di5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Club Championships
On Saturday night 45 anglers landing 70fish for 191lbs. Top team were Loanhead & Dist (left, l to r; Derek Marklow Willie Smith and Gus Armour) they had 11fish for 29lb 10oz. 2nd Middleton FF with 10 fish for 27lb 11 oz, 3rd were Largs & Dist with 9 fish for 24lb 6oz . They will fish in the second semi on the 23rd of September.
Top rod of the night was Willie Smith (loanhead & dist) his 5 fish weighed 14lb he caught his fish up at the Malling shore and in cage bay  on dries, joining him in the champion of champions are Tam White (middleton FF), Alex Frew (Largs & Dist), Morris Dixon (Largs & Dist) and Alastair McGillivray (SPPM). The competition is sponsored by Famous Grouse Whisky and the Stirling Angling Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Menteith ACS Boat League on Wednesday, Anglers opted to fish to total catch and release rules with tied places being decided on the time of the first fish caught. Anglers were free to fish to the bag limit for their own needs. On a hard night Mark Stevens was top rod. With the top 9 nights making up the scores Brian McKenzie now leads the league by 1 point from James Fairly.

SANA Open Final
Scottish youth manager Arthur Wilkie and youth coach Andy Boylan get there hands on their own silverware this week with winning the SANA open doubles with 11 fish, 2nd was Tommy Graham &Steve Corsar and 3rd were Douglas Fairbairn & Alistair McGillivray. Alistair also won the singles with 8 fish, second was Andy Boylan with 7 fish and 3rd was Jim Watson. Big thanks to Fraser Renwick for running a successful comp.

 

 

 

 

 

Andy, Alistair and Arthur with their trophies.


On the last early morning fish were rising well and many were caught.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Godsell Drifting aimlessly near Stable point just after sunrise.

 
  ON SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST THE TASTE OF THE TROSSACHS VAN (AKA DAVIE) WILL ONLY BE SERVING FOOD BETWEEN 8:30AM 9:30 AM AND 9:30 PM TO 11PM. HE WONT BE THERE AT THE AFTERNOON CHANGE OVER . SORRY FOR ANY HUNGRY BELLYS.