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Weekly Report 6th July 2010            

Clarity 3.5m Water Temperature at 6ft 17.5C.
Diversion on A873 at Thornhill (via Callander/Cockhill) in operation for the next few days due to resurfacing work.

3 boats available this Saturday and 7 on sunday due to cancellations.

Food Van times at the Fishery next week; Every Morning (except Sunday) and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings.

Wild weather resulted in the fishery being closed on Sunday and it looks like another windy week ahead with sheltered spots like the cages and Dog Isle being favoured by the anglers.  Below; Stevie O’Neill with a nice fish on the early morning session (photo J.Litster).
SANACC National Semi Finals
In the last of the semis on 1st July 28 anglers landed 67 trout for 115lbs and a further 69 fish were returned. Top rod was Fraser Robertson (below) with 12 fish for 23lbs 9.2 oz. (5 fish limit).  2nd James Litster and 3rd Ian Anderson. The cut off was 12lbs 10oz. Full results  www.sanacc.org.uk.

SANA Open
17 evening boats landed 95 fish for 169lbs. Top pair was Ken Oliver and Ian Campbell, best individual Steve Manion. There ware 11 limit bags from the 34 anglers. The top 9 or 10 (tbc) pairs go through to the final on 2nd August.

In the 9th heat of the 2010 Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky  48 anglers ? landed 121 trout weighing 217lbs. Winning teams  were: 1. Grizzlecats,  2nd Leslie Llanlar  3. Largs and Dist. Daily Record Champion of Champions: 1st Frank Gillespie, 2nd Andy Gourlay, 3rd Calum Crosbie, 4th Morris Dickson and David Dunn. Full story in the Daily Record this Friday.

In the 8th heat of the Menteith Boat League (sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling): 24 anglers weighed in 50 fish for 88lbs. Alan Smith was the top rod with 5 for 9lbs 14. Winning fly lines were Jim Watson (2nd top rod) and Ian Skilling for 2nd heaviest fish. Free line went to Ian Stuart. Gordon Hayward is still at the top of the pack.  
Vegetarian Trout?
Huggy sent this graphic shot of a lake trout stomach contents (a few weeks ago) which had been feeding on (according to expert opinion): “Shoreweed, Litorella uniflora, assuming it was fairly solid. Grows on the edge and inundated around the loch margin. If it had four channels up the middle it could have been Isoetes, Quillwort, off the bottom.” Rainbows are known to be able to deal with more dietary cellulose than other salmonids but this one certainly takes the biscuit.