Fishing Report 23/06/15
Clarity 1.6m 6ft water temperature 14.5C
Fishing has at times been difficult at times this week with the best of catches coming from a wide diversity of places including Gateside Bay, Malling shore and International Bay. Caenis still ever present at night and today the Mayfly were drifting about behind the boats. Anglers have come in saying the only way they could catch was on size 18 buzzers and or very small dries, then the next boat comes in with a bag full caught on yellow damsels……Hopefully we will have a range of smaller fly options for sale at the Lake shortly ……
Above: Gary Johnson from Dunfermline with a fine bow taken on a size 12 candy booby in the Heronry
Scottish Club Championships (SCC Report by secretary Kenny Millar)
SCOTTISH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS by Kenny Miller.
Heat 8 had 16 teams (48 anglers) competing. Conditions were westerly light wind, still with a touch of coldness. Boats split west into malling shore, gateside and rookery - and easterly to road shore, Kates Brae and Lochend. A few boats headed through the gap to heronry and Sandy Bay. Glasgow Post Office team of Andrew Kennedy, Brian Kennedy and Calum Stephen were worthy winners catching 18 trout for 36lb 9oz. 2nd place fell to international caps Gus Shepherd, Colin MacDonald and Derek Keenan who netted 14 trout for 33lb 5oz. 3rd place to Drumbowie Fly Fishers with 13 trout for 27lb 1oz These teams to 2nd semi final on 28th August. Unlucky fourth team were Beith St. Inans with 13 trout for 26lb 9oz. This team will go into draw with 4th placed in Heat 9 for remaining final team place. In all 99 trout were caught (42 being released) for a total weight of 224lb 1oz.
Top five rods on the night going to final of Champions on 9th October;-
1st place to Dave Clark Drumbowie Fly Fishers with 8 fish for 16lb 12 oz
2nd place to Calum Stephen of Glasgow Post Office with 7 trout for 15lb 5oz
3rd place to Mark McNaughton, Beith St Inans, with 6 trout for 12lb 11oz
4th Colin MacDonald Saltire Fly Fishers with 5 trout for 12lb 9oz
5th place to Brian Kennedy Glasgow Post Office with 6 trrout for 11lb 4oz
Heaviest fish was a rainbow of 4lb 9oz caught by Saltire angler Colin MacDonald. Team captain, angler with heaviest catch and captor of heaviest fish all received bottles of Famous Angler whiskySaturday evening in Heat 7 of Scottish Club Championship saw a light easterly wind with a definite coldness. The Lake had fished well during the day to various flies and lures, including buzzers and dry fly. One team had to withdraw due to an injury, and 11 teams contested the competition.
Well done to Lintrathen FF (Tyler Hay, Barry Robertson, Chris McAllister, Alan Ramshaw, Neil Anderson and Kevin Neri) top team in the Lexus Lake Heat and Paul Cushnie for top bag and Stevie bet for biggest fish. Great team effort by 2nd placed qualifiers Hungry Trout. Top tactics cdcbuzzer and buzzer washing line.
BOAT LEAGUE Wed 17th June. On a windy night 18 went out and caught 60 fish with Brian McKenzie catching 10 on dries drifting from Inchmaholme island to Sams point. 2nd was Colin McDonald with 9 and 3rd was Donnie Macbeth with 8 fish. Donnie gets this weeks £25 voucher from James Bayne Tackle shop in Callander. Alec Galloway has gone to the top of the leader board.
Congratulations to Gordon Leavy for his first place in the Lexus Menteith Heats. Also qualifying right to left are D.Fairbairn, S.Kopyto, B.Chalmers, A.Kemp, A.MacGilivray, D.Marno, K.Kennedy, J.Bews and D.Auld. Blobs at Gateside apparently.
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