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Lake of Menteith 21st May - More on facebook.




Clarity 3.6m and 6ft Water temperature 13 C

Some good weather (sometimes a little too bright) has finally arrived and the water temperature is on the up. Clarity is very good just now so buzzers and dries will be worth a try - as well as deeper booby tactics in Gateside Bay. The standard technique is still “buzzers on a sink tip washing line” and the hot spot is still Lochend but there are fish all over the Lake. Butts, Hotel Bay, Shear Point, the Islands, and the Malling shore have also had good reports. Some nice residents reported in last weeks bags and some bigger bows in today’s stocking.

Congratulations to Bob Brown of Strathclyde Police AC (pictured left) who became the new Scottish Police Champion on the 16th May with an good catch of 22 fish. In 2nd Place was Dave Mateer of Northern Police AC with 18 fish. The 68 rods netted 396 fish.




In the Scottish Club Championships Heat 3 saw 13 clubs (39 anglers) competing. In very overcast weather, 158 trout were caught, of which 90 were returned. Winning Club was Alba Orvis Fly Fishers with 22 trout for 44lb 13oz.  2nd place went to Dows Fly Fishers with 18 trout for 37lb.  3rd place to Heatherfly Fishers with 17 trout for 36lb 15oz  These clubs qualified for the semi-final 23rd  Aug. Top five individual baskets qualified for "Champion of Champions" on Friday 11th October, and these were; Jock Royan(Alba Orvis F.F.  12 trout), Chris Sutherland (Heatherfly Fishers 9 trout), Andrew Smith(Dows F.F.  9 trout), Bill Ramage (Tillicoultry 8 trout), Derek Barclay (Port Glasgow  8 trout). Jock Royan as captain of winning team and also captor of heaviest basket was presented with two bottles of Speyburn Highland Single Malt Whisky - courtesy of Inverhouse Distillers.  Heaviest fish on night was a rainbow trout of 3lb 11oz which earned Black Bull F.C. angler William Davidson a bottle of "Famous Angler" whisky.


In the Boat League – sponsored by Baynes’ Tackle Callander. Ken Oliver was again top rod with 12 fish and Alan MacLachlan again finished 2nd with 9. Ken was in the Butts, Alan Tod Hole. Both were on midge tips with a booby. The 22 anglers netted 73 fish.





In the first heat of the SANA Open a hard night saw the 14 rods net 16 fish. Top Rod was Donnie MacBeth from Fort William and top pair was the aforementioned plus Douglas Fairbairn from Morar.

Iain Kettles (left) from Houston landed this 6 ½ lb resident in Lochend on a diawl bach on Monday 20th.

Please remember to fill in your catch returns - including released fish. This information is important to assess stocking requirements and for anglers to assess catches (wee have a little black book).