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Lake of Menteith 27th August

Secchi Disk Clarity 3.2m 6ft Water temperature 17C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell Morgan of Strathleven AC (pictured above left with team mates Peter Batchelor and Donald Forbes) was top bag in the recent Scottish Clubs Semi at the Lake. Campbell was away from the main fleet and fishing in the Gap with dries. This was the best catch for the time of year that we could remember. This quote from the SANACC website “The Lake of Menteith has been producing top quality fishing this year and with the trout up and about and sixty of Scotland's top anglers out in search of them it was almost guaranteed that there would be a superb catch. And a superb catch it certainly was with the 60 rods producing 588 trout for 1,225lb 3.6oz. 468 of these were returned”. Also qualifying for the final were Menteith Ospreys, Port Glasgow, Canmore, Grisslecats, Butcher Boy, Clan Chiefs, Change A, Heriots and Caley Liners. Full report and results at .http://www.sanacc.org.uk/2013_final_and_semi_finals.html.

Good catches are now coming from all the drifts with perhaps the exception being Lochend. Clarity is on the up again and dries (daddy types) will be a good choice in overcast conditions. Yesterday in the brightness it was particularly noticeable that the resident fish that gather around the pens (aka the pets) were much deeper than usual and very reluctant to come to the surface. It proved the same for the fish out on the Loch and again it was an angler away from the pack (which was at Gateside and the Malling Shore) that faired best. Frank Gillespie of Lothian and Borders Police was top rod with 11 fish. He was on the road shore with a team of orange blobs and a slime line. The club’s 14 boats weighed in 100 fish for 235lbs and returned 17.

Jimmie Dulcie of Edin Civil Service fooled this 8 pounder with a blob (below right), Ross (below left)was out with Pike Fly Instructor Dougie Loughridge and caught his first pike on his third cast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Sibbald sent in this photo entitled Menteith Reflections with echo of the Saltire. Think this desaerves an award for the best caption - although the photo is pretty good also. Does that stuff come in bottle?