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Lake of Menteith 24th April

Clarity 1.8m 6ft Water temperature 7 C

In the first National Championship Heat at the Lake 25 boats (49 anglers) caught 356 fish in total of which they returned 224. The average weight of the fish was 2lbs 3oz. On a very gust day with the wind coming out of west/north-west most of the fish were taken in Gun Butts Bay, Tod Hole and Lochend and, considering the wind, this number of fish caught confirms how well the Lake is fishing at the moment. The full results are available on the SANACC website at http://www.sanacc.org.uk/2013_heats.html. The top bag was Lee Anderson (pictured centre) from Balbeggie AC with 17 fish who was fishing at Lochend with a team of cormorants on a fast intermediate line. In second place was Philip Hunter of Airdrie and District (on right) and third placed was Andy Dunn (on left) of Change Fly Fishers.

It has been an exceedingly windy week which resulted in two days completely cancelled and difficult fishing conditions.  The fish pens in Gateside have now been stocked and this will attract free swimming fish to the Bay. Hopefully some warm weather will see the hot spots spread out from the sheltered south eastern corner.  

Sky Sports 2 Angling Programme “Tightlines” is on this Friday at 6.30 and features Steve Cullen (Total Flyfishing Editor). Not sure what it is about but the Lake gets a mention.

We plan to stock tomorrow or Friday this week – depending on how time goes.

 

 

 

Below left:  The new weigh-in in operation with Andrew Glasgow and fish. The anglers looked liked they appreciated being out of the weather. Below right Colin Fairgreave of Earlston AA.

Interested in the Wednesday Night BoatLeague?
Interest in the Boatleague is increasing this year and maybe it is a reflection of the generous heat prizes provided by Baynes Fishing Tackle Callander – or perhaps it is the £500 prize for the top rod – which the Lake plans to contribute to again. Or maybe it is the camaraderie on the night!!!!????? Or maybe it is the rule change which encourages anglers to have as many different boat partners as possible? Whatever – there is still room if you want a regular fish on a Wednesday night. The competition starts on the 8th May…..Contact the fishery for further details.