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Weekly Report 18th May 2010
The good clarity is continuing, water temperature has risen to a healthy 14C at 6ft, the water lilies are emerging, tree pollen is on the water, and the big spade tailed overwintered fish (some look into double figures) are back in numbers under the cages. Catches have been good this week – helped again by much catch and release from the anglers. In the CHARITY Fundraiser on Saturday 15th, for example, all the fish were returned. Areas reporting good catches have been, Malling Shore, Sandy Bay, Gateside, Road Shore and Kates Brae. Tactics have varied from pulling lures to buzzers and the methods have not been deep.
Congratulations to the Scotland Team in Ireland
Clarity 3.0m Water Temperature at 6ft 14C.
Food Van times at the Fishery this week; Wednesday night boat league, Thursday morning SANACC, Saturday morning, Saturday night. Davie’s contact details for cold rolls are 07922214946 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARITY MATCH:£7000 RAISED – 75% FOR CHAS, 25% FOR YORKHILL CHILDRENS HOSPITAL SPECIALEQUIPMENT FUND. 45 rods caught 173 fish all returned. Winners of the drawn pairs were Keith Anderson and Mick Moran and the Heaviest Sponsored Competitor collected £1200. Thanks to Kevin McCabe, Change AC and all the other anglers who contributed generously of their time and money and congratulations to who ever won the raffle for a trip for two to Rutland with full board for three days!
In the 2nd heat of the 2010 Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky on Saturday 15th May the 42 anglers landed 100 trout weighing 178lbs. In first place were Rowbank with 13 fish for 24lbs 7oz, 2nd were CSSA Rosyth and 3rd were Dunfermline Rusty Nail. The four champion of champions were (in order); Paul O’Neill, Gary Mitchel, B. Munro and Donnie MacBeth.
Scottish Police National 214 fish (including 72 returned) for 371lb 1oz were caught by the 66 anglers. Individual Champ was Alan Hill with 18 fish for 34lb 6oz. Runner up was Graham Harvey (LnB) with11 fish for 20lb 8oz. (Pictured on left with cup with Chief Constable Baker of Dorset Police).
In the first heat of the Menteith Boat League (sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling): 25 anglers weighed in 78 fish for 132lbs. Top rod Andy Boylan caught his fish on blobs with a midge tip line at Gateside.
In the Disabled National Jim Crawford (pictured holding trophy alongside Disabled Chairman John Bryce), is the new Champion with an amazing 24 fish to his rod – the most I can remember any individual bagging in a major Lake comp. In all the 14 boats landed 80 fish for 130lbs. Qualifying to fish in Ireland in 2011 are Jim Crawford, George Bell, Rab Chislolm, Bill Barnes, Tony Lithgow, D. Bradshaw, George Learmonth and Stevie Gill.