Weekly Report 29th June 2010
Clarity 4.5m Water Temperature at 6ft 18.5C.
Diversion on A873 at Thornhill (via Callander/Cockhill) in operation for the next few days due to resurfacing work.
Food Van times at the Fishery till 9th July next week; Every Morning and Evening except Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd when will not be present. The warm spell has been gradually moderating but it has been mainly bright and quite windy – not the angler’s favourite. The water clarity just keeps getting better…..at 4.5m this week. It is possible to see the fish in the water – and the fry are thriving! The at times significant wind made fishing hard on the roadshore (pushed the warm water to that side?) and for most of the last week the best bags were from the western shore, accept when the wind died and dries did well in International Bay and Shear Point.
Pike Fly Fishing gets regular slot
The Lake is opening for regular pike fly fishing to the public (currently access is via pike angling club membership) on a Monday evening. As everyone knows there are a fair amount of pike at the Lake and with historic attempts to remove the pike doomed to failure or discredited; it makes good sense to treat this fantastic fish as a resource. Pike fly fishing is to be offered to the public at £40 for two people for an evening boat (same as current price to Pike Fly Fishing Association) on Monday evenings 6-11pm. Only 10 boats per Monday will be made available this season, on a first come first served basis – till we see how things go. To fish for pike you will need to have a 9/10wt fly rod, long nose pliers (for unhooking in the water )and have read the lake pike fly rules (will be posted shortly on weekly reports page).
Wateraid raises £10000
The largely corporate Wateraid Lake fundraiser run by Robin Lambert of Scottish Water and co is reckoned to have raised £10000 for the charity. The 46 anglers had a good day, catching 134 fish for 245lbs. The winning team Wavin Plastics are pictured right. Gordon Inglis of Scottish water was top rod. Thanks to all the corporate spnsors and Glasgow Angling Centre for their generosity.
SANACC National Semi Finals
The lake held its first semi-final today with 58 anglers contesting for 20 places in the Final. Top rod on the day was Peter Auchterlonie (pictured left after the results)with 18 fish, second was jock Royan with 11 and 3rd Ronnie Glass – also with 11. Peter was fishing at Malling and Gateside with a slime lime and figure of eighting a blob, cormorant and buzzers. The cut off weight was over 10lbs or 6 fish. Full results at www.sanacc.org.uk.
In the 8th heat of the 2010 Scottish Club Championships Sponsored by the Daily Record, Angling Centre Stirling and Famous Grouse Whisky 42 anglers landed 72 trout weighing 134lbs. Winning teams were: 1. Coldstream, 2nd Stirling Castle 3. Balbeggie. Daily Record Champion of Champions: 1st Craig Masson, 2nd Derek Chapman, 3rd Peter Forrest, 4th Dick Logan. Full story in the Daily Record this Friday.
In the 7th heat of the Menteith Boat League (sponsored by the Angling Centre Stirling): 20 anglers weighed in 79 fish for 142lbs. Winning fly lines wereArthur Wilkie for top rod – using Wilkie Hoppers and floating line between Dog Isle and Stable Point. Heaviest fish and free line went to Ian Stuart. Gordon Hayward tops the pack with Simon Littlejohn in second.