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.
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
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
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
Andy, Alistair and Arthur with their trophies.
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.|