Lake of Menteith 27th March
6ft Water Temperature 2.0C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 1.9.m.
The fishing season and new building extension was opened in great fashion by renowned local singer and dog rescuer Fra Wood (left) from Kinlochard who indulged us with a song about Rowing along on the Lake of Menteith, to the tune of “Riding along on the Crest of a Wave”. Husband Councillor Fergus Wood then gave some details about the world angling competition that the council is planning for next summer.
Thanks to Stewart the Piper who played the boats out superbly (pictured below left) and to National Park Police Officer Paul Barr who is responsible for most of the photographs. Not to mention all the anglers who braved the cold weather before enjoying the hog roast.
I think there were bigger fish caught, but the one pictured right at 5lb caught by Bill Proven from paisley on a wee humongous at Katies Brae was a beauty.
On right Mark Grassby with a 26lb pike from the Pike Anglic Club event on the 16th March - part of a trio of twenty pound fish caught with boat partner Nigel
(above) Manager Quint Glen shows stalwart Ronnie Orr of Milngavie his netting skills.
Remember the Cabin Café is open to anglers and selling hot rolls, snacks and tea/coffee juice. If you want to order in advance please contact Carole on 07989560299 (a landline is going into the kitchen shortly) or firstname.lastname@example.org
An Osprey Returns
Fishery Director Jimmy Nairn and Stewart Marshal the Piper
Going the whole Hog