Lake of Menteith 1st October
6ft water temperature 11C, Clarity 2.5m
2013 Scottish Club Champions Change ‘B’
Speyburn (or Bradan Orach*) Single Malt Whisky and Angling Active
Change ‘B’ , aka L to R Carl Nixon (11 fish), Wullie Leach (16 fish) and Jim Crawford (7 fish), were worthy 41st winners of the Club Champions Silver Salver.
On a calm day the top bag was Wullie Leach with 16 fish – fishing buzzers at Gateside. Carl was fishing buzzers in at Gateside and Lochend and Jim was fishing buzzers at Lochend. All were using a large floating fly as an indicator (I think).
Change B won the Championship in 2008 – with Jim McBride in place of Carl Nixon.
In 2nd Place were past winners Newtonmearns (John Buchanan 9 fish, Billy Dewar 10 fish, Kenny Hunter 7 fish) and 3rd placed were Alba Orvis A (Gregor Fleming 10 fish, Dave Bonnington 8 fish, Paul Garner 7 fish). In all the 60 anglers netted 359 fish and killed 117 fish for 331lbs (rod av. 6 fish, fish av. wt 2lbs 10oz). Full Report: www.sannac.org.uk.
* means Golden Salmon
With water temperature steadily declining the fish have been taken in very shallow water as well in the deeper drifts and the fish are well spread out. Fishing buzzers static with an indicator has been a popular tactic in recent weeks. A good shallow water buzzer method is to stick a buzzer in the middle between two dries (also helps to sink your nylon). Best bag yesterday that I spoke to was 12 trout by Jamie Lees (usually a fly pike man) who was fishing a couple of blood worms static, on a floater.
Notable catches: Jim Ferguson is the new St.Mungo Champ, EKAC with 9.5 boats killed 26 for 68lbs and retuned 33, Stewarton 7 boats 21 fish killed for 59lbs, KAAC 5 boats 23 fish 63lbs plus 15rtd.
Above Andy Boylan of Grizzlecats with a nice blue caught on clubs final day – showing the lack of ripple.
Pete's Linton's Lug by Huggy