logo
For Bookings Telephone 01877 385664
Menteith Fisheries Ltd, Ryeyards, Port of Menteith, FK8 3RA.BUTTON


THE LAKE OF MENTEITH FISHERIES WEBSITE

BOAT AVAILABILITY

DIRECTIONS MAP

LOCAL WEATHER LINK

CATCH AND RELEASE

COACHING

PIKE ANGLING

FOOD AT THE FISHERY

 

 

 

 

 

Lake of Menteith 22nd Aug 2011
6ft Water Temperature – 15C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.2m.

Angling Centre Stirling Menteith Boat League:  
Brian... James... Ken.
It was a nail biting finish to the Boat League –with only one point in it after fifteen heats, with the top nine counting. On the last night 16 anglers caught 61 fish (54 of these were returned). Top rod on the night with 12 fish was Mark Steven – fishing heather fly type dries in Gatesideand Malling. 2nd was Brian MacKenzie with 10 and 3rd James Fairlie with 6 fish.  Traffic signal engineer Brian MacKenzie from Clydebank was the winner of this year’s League with 24points, one point less than a very close 2nd, James Fairlie of Houston, Renfrewshire. Ken Oliver was third with 33 points.


Above: Left to right; Winner Brian MacKenzie, sponsor Martin Grantham and 2nd placed James Fairlie. Left; James Fairlie – Boat Leaguer with most different boat partners.

Brian won £150 and the trophy and chose to donate the kitty money to Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (£250 and Port of Menteith Primary School £70). (The accounts; £620 received, £300 prize money leaves £320 for charity. Lake Fisheries paid for the final night’s food and drink and provided free fishing for contestants on the last night.) The other award on the night was for the most sociable league member (i.e. the angler with most different boat partners over the course of the summer). This was apparently a “no brainer” with Jim Twaddle taking the trophy. Luckily Jim couldn’t make the final night as, in the clear light of day it was found that we did indeed have no brains and that James Fairlie was the most sociable angler with 10 different boat partners as apposed to Jim’s 7. Well done James – and hard lines Jim. For his efforts James was awarded a Vision Rod GT 44 rod from the Angling Centre Stirling which retails at £250 (but can be exchanged for something else – contact Martin). Over the course of the 2011 League heats, Martin Grantham of ACS gave out over £750 pounds worth of fly lines (15 different winners) bringing his total sponsorship of the league to over £1000. Brian’s secret to winning the league - CDC’s and hoppers. Apologies for the lateness of this report  which was due to computer gearbox problems. As of 27th August, the Lake is currently fishing well all over – to various tactics.