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Lake of Menteith 6th August

Secchi Disk Clarity 2.5m 6ft Water temperature 17.5C

The lake has cooled down markedly in the last week and today dropped below 18C at 6ft for the first time in weeks. At the Lake when the 6ft temperature exceeds this it is usually required to go deep with a Di 5. When the temperature drops below this then the fish can be found at all depths and even at the surface. In the SANA Open on Monday the change was well evident, anglers fishing too deep were catching little and anglers fishing intermediates and sink tips faired the best. Just to ram the message home, on Monday evening MacArthur and Goodearl from Bearsden had 14 on dries (killed 8 for 16lbs 8oz). The top area in the last few days has been the Malling Shore – although anglers are still catching in the cages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the SANA Singles Open, Alan Stevens is the new Singles Champ with an amazing 23 fish on fab and silver cormorant with Cortland blue line on the Malling shore. In second place with 12 fish was Stuart Harrison and 3rd was Alan Hunter. Alan Steven’s good performance   helped pairs partner   Andrew McAdam  and Alan pick up the pairs trophy. In second place in the pairs comp were Donald Forbes and Andy Smith. In all the 11 boats landed 165 fish.

Matt Connolly of East Kilbride (pictured right) landed this 8lb 2oz resident on his second cast, using  a peach booby and Di 5 in the rookery - at the end of last week.

In the Baynes of Callander Boat League George Whyte was top bag with hot weather tactics in Gateside. Alec Barnes was second with 6 fish. Alan MacLachlan, James Fairlie and Ken Oliver all had a relatively poorer night and are all in first place with 25pts. A tight finish with only two more evenings to go.

Unbelievably evening fishing comes to an end a week on Friday!

Across Ecosse on a bike.
Over £3000 pounds raised on our Charity bicycle ride for cancer research by son Duncan and Myself. We cycled from Fort William to Montrose – mainly off road. The journey was 183 miles and involved around 6000 ft of ascent to achieve the 4 main passes. A Big thanks to all the angling sponsors and a fantastically enjoyable challenge it was too.  Pictures on next page and more on face book shortly. We will be closing the fundraising page at http://www.justgiving.com/across-ecosse, in a couple of weeks.


Left: at the start of the Caledonian Canal Fort William (Banavie), Glen Mor (Great Glen) Way Loch Lochy, Glen Feshie, North/East Watershed, Loch Muick, Bicycle engraving Aberlemno, Montrose Beach.