Weekly Report 28th September 2010
Clarity 2.9m, Water Temperature at 6ft 13C. Food Van Present Every Morning.
An improvement in clarity again and the slide into winter continues with the thermometer. Most areas of the Lake are now holding fish – although with many anglers practising for the Scottish Club Championship Finals on Friday 1st October (2 boats available for Thursday) – information is more scarce than usual. Certainly the Lochend, Road Shore , Hotel Bay, Reedy Point, Heronry/Malling and Gateside all have concentrations of fish. Many anglers are reporting fry feeding activity – and it is that time of year when the fry are big enough to escape and leap out of the water and put on a bit of a show. Boobies, blobs, nymphs and dries have all been working………..
In the second of the Scottish Club Championship semis; 30 boats landed 135 trout for 313lbs and returned another 100 fish. Top angler was George Whyte with 12 fish. Qualifying for the Club championship final were St.Fillans, Alba Orvis, Change A, Grizzlecats (A or B?), Newtonmearns, Clan Chiefs, Balbeggie, Canmore Forfar and Largs and District. The cut off weight was 25lbs 6oz.
Ian Campbell (left) from Paisley caught this bow at 25yrds on a dry in Gateside.
Kirk and School Charity Fundraiser – last trout day of the season Sunday 7th November. Boat for two with BBQ/soup and refreshment £40. All funds to the above. Does anybody have a days fishing that could be auctioned – or other prizes – please let me know.
The nets and bouys will be removed from Gateside Bay during the afternoon of Wednesday 20th October.
Rab Mitchell’s funeral takes place in Menstrie Parish Church at 11am and thereafter at Logie Cemetry on Monday 4th October.
Charity Day. Last year I successfully bid for a days salmon fishing at the Port's Kirk and School Day that had been kindly donated by Lord Strathclyde on the River Ayr. Son Duncan and I had a fantastic day in stunning surroundings - thanks to expert guide Alan Hill. Dunc nearly got his first Salmon.
Alan showing Duncan the art of trotting a worm.
Duncan plays a fish hooked on the fly by Alan.