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Lake of Menteith Report 04/10/16
Clarity 2.6m; 6ft Water Temperature 13.5C.
2016 SCOTTISH CLUB CHAMPIONS:
The 2016 final of the SANACC Scottish Club Championships were held on the on 30/9/16. The cancellation of the boats on the previous day due to high winds seemed to have given the fish a rest and the fishery was on top form for the competition.The weather was much kinder than earlier in the week and the fish were found close to the surface.
The 2016 winners were Tartan Tyers made up of Shane Kelly, Barry Tindell and Alan Steven. They caught a total of 40 fish for a weight of 81lbs 10.9ozs, (each angler in the competition only weighed in 2 fish with each fish returned being awarded 2lbs). Shane Kelly had the best individual catch with 21 fish for 43lbs.2nd place were the consistent Lintrathen FF "A" team comprised of Neil Anderson, Chris McAllister and Kevin Neri. They landed 38 fish for a total weight of 79lbs 12.7ozs. 3rd place went to Heriot AC with 37 fish for a total of 77lbs 13.6ozs. Their team was made up of Jimmy McBride, David Tyrie and David Bertram.
The top three teams were awarded medals and prizes by Kenny Miller. These included cash prizes, Famous Angler Whisky, fly tying materials from Fly Tying Scotland and prizes from the fishery. Many of the teams kindly donated their prize money back to Yorkhill Childrens Hospital, the nominated charity for the competition in 2016.Thanks to all of the anglers who competed during the year and to the committee, particularly Kenny Miller as he is soon to be standing down as Secretary of the Scottish Club Championships. Report by Paul Barr
CHANGES TO FISHING TIMES at the LAKE IN 2016
SUNDAY START TIMES: Due to the clocks going back at the end of October and cutting into the fishing times on Sundays, we have brought forward the start of fishing on the 23rd and 30th October to 11am. There are still plenty boats available on these two Sundays (fishing will be 11am to 5pm).
END OF SEASON: As our boats lie on the beach till the 2nd Saturday in November (the last pike day), it seems sensible to make them available for hire - if the weather is half decent. This year and in future years we will stay open till the Friday before the 2nd Saturday in November. This year that means the trout season will end on the 11th November.
ROPE REMOVAL: It is planned to allow access to Gateside Bay from 20th October this year.
TOP SPOTS: Recently have been the burn mouth in Gateside, the Butts and Lochend. 200 plus 5lb+ fish stocked yesterday.