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Lake of Menteith 17th April

 

 

Iain Campbell (pictured left) and Ken Oliver of Inverclyde AC had a fine time in Butts Bay fishing a booby and buzzer/diawl bach on a sink tip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A quick report today as the priorities are moving our fish out from the stock ponds into the pens in Gateside Bay and stocking the Loch. The fish are happier when moved at low water temperatures as their immune system appears better able to keep ahead of the bugs that take advantage of the ingress possibilities associated with the minor knocks and scrapes that can occur with the movement of live fish.

Fishing in the past week has been the most prolific I can remember in my time at the Lake.

This is due to our stocking policy, combined with catch and release and the late arrival of warmth in the water (and anglers) and some fantastic buzzer hatches (big black ones). Unfortunately the change in wind direction that heralded the milder weather has brought strong winds (as well as the swallows which arrived on Sunday) and our fishing was cancelled yesterday (Tuesday).

The big catches have been mainly in the Butts Bay area and particularly at the extreme west end of the Bay (Chicken Leg Bay). Method has been mainly the sink tip with a booby on the point and a buzzer or diawl bach type (also cormorants) in the middle. Dries and lures have also been effective.

Some notable catches were Gary McGinlay 35 rtd, SANACC 8 boats 4 fish for 9lbs and 180 rtd, Dundee West end 6 boats 37 fish 86lbs,  D. Pozzi (Glenrothes) 10 fish 26lbs and 15rtd, I.Campbell and Ken Oliver (Inverclyde AC) 4 fish for 11lbs 12oz and 40 rtd, IBM 7 boats 96 fish 110lbs plus 42rtd, Fairlie and Whyte 4 for 10lbs 8oz and 50 rtd, Rainbow Warriors 8 boats 69 fish 159lbs plus 79 rtd……..and so on.......!