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       Weekly Report 3rd August 2010                

Clarity 2.5m Water Temperature at 6ft 17C.
Food Van times at the Fishery next week; Every Morning (except Sunday), and in the evenings - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

A dull/overcast week apparently (I was in France),  with most of the fishing concentrated again in Gateside and the North Western drifts with snatchers, crunchers and boobies quoted in despatches. The heather fly (bibio) may shortly be upon us (time flies), especially if we get a bit of a northerly wind to carry them from the hill. For those who prefer a bit of space while fishing, anglers have also reported good catches from Hotel Bay and the Road Shore. There have been a couple of big on grown fish taken in the last week – including this 9lb plus fish caught by Andy Rough of Central Scotland Police.andy rough 9lb trout












In the Final of the SANA Open (Individual and Pairs) – Jock Kettles (below right) became the new SANA Open Champion and Ross Callaghan (below left) and John Ross (2nd from left) won the Open Pairs trophy – all also picked  up a check for £100. The 42 competitors were fishing an interesting new rule where all fish caught counted, but anglers had the option to decide if they wanted to keep fish for the table or return them. In all the 42 anglers captured 96 fish. In the event of a tie, the time of the capture of the first fish would have been deciding. Open organiser Fraser Renwick is pictured second from right.  

sana open 2010

13th heat of the 2010 Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky   28.5 boats landed 91 trout for 187lbs 5oz. Winning teams were: 1. Leslie and Glenrothes, 2nd Newtonmearns 3rd Saturday AC 4th Crieff A. In the Daily  Record Champion of Championst) : 1st R.Anderson, 2nd J.Buchanan, 3rd M.Low and 4th S.Millar. Full story in the Daily Record this Friday.
In the 12th heat of the Menteith Boat League (sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling): Brian Mckenzie got his first victory this year and Simon Littlejohn came second. Brian got his fish in Gateside bay on a white cat and crunchers on a floating line. Ronnie Robb and Peter Edge get this weeks free lines. See Website for more details. 22 anglers landed 68 fish for 142lbs.

Scottish Command Fly Fishing Open: Petty Officer Warren "Mal" Malcolm (pictured on right) is presented with the Scottish Command trophy by HMS Caledonia's Commander David Pickthall CEng Royal Navy.

The average catch for a 2 man boat for 8hrs in June was 4.8 fish for an estimated 9lbs. The average weight of the fish was 1.88lbs and the percent of fish returned was 22.5%. This was down slightly on last June when the average catch was 5 fish per 2 man boat, and I assume this was due to the fine weather as stocking rates per angler hour have been higher this year (up 17% in June). QG