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Lake of Menteith Report 23/8/16
Clarity 2.9m; 6ft Water Temperature 17C
Top areas are fairly spread out at the moment. Reports of fish completely fixated on the fry and ignoring anglers, flies and boats.
Scottish Club Championship Report by Championship sec Kenny Miller
Friday 19th saw the 1st semi-final of Scottish Club Championships held at the lovely Lake of Menteith. Nineteen 3 man teams were in contention, including 3 previous winners. Weather conditions were good with rain and wind forecast for late afternoon. Most of the boats headed south for International Bay, Kates Brae, Gravel Bank and Lochend. Remainder saw boats drifting Rookery to Sams Point, Dog Isle to Stable Point, and across Gateside Bay (cages). At end of the match 57 anglers netted 303 trout (rod average 5.3) had been caught with 193 being released. The competition is fished under a 2 fish kill then catch and release with a weight of 2lb being awarded for each returned trout. A lovely rainbow was weighed in at 8lb 0.6 caught be Alan Martin of Tartan Tiers team (capped at 4lb). Top team on the day was Menteith Ospreys trio of Ronnie Gilbert, Peter Auchterlonie and George Whyte. They had caught 27 trout for 53lb 14.8 oz. Runners up were Change "A" team of Kevin McCabe, Jock Kettles and Andy Dunn with 26 trout for 53lb 10.8 oz. Kevin also had individual victory in Llanilar Tynant competition fished at Llyn Brenig, North Wales on 7th August. Remainder of teams qualifying for Club Championship Final at Lake of Menteith on Friday, 30th September: Soldier Palmers 22 trout 44lb 11oz, Rainbow Warriors 21 trout 43lb 6oz, Househillmuir 21 trout 40lb 13oz, RASC Perth 19 trout 39lb 3oz, Balfron Piscatorial 18 trout 36lb 7oz, Granite City 17 trout 36lb 2oz, Tweed Valley Tanglers 17 trout 33lb 13oz, Crown F.F. 14 trout 31lb 6oz. 2nd semi- final will be held next Friday, 26th at Lake of Menteith and will feature 21 3 man teams.
The under 18s had part one of their National Championships on Saturday 20th. 21 competitors caught 111 fish. Top rod on the day was Alastair Anderson with 12 fish. In second place was Blane O’Donnell and 3rd – Jamie Carruth. Part 2 of the qualifier for the National Youth Team is on 11th September at Carron Valley Reservoir.
Scottish Youth Team take Silver in Ireland
The Scottish Youth International Fly Fishing Team won Silver at the 32nd Youth International Fly Fishing Competition Held at Lough Lein, Killarney, Ireland on Wednesday 3rd August 2016. Ireland won Gold with a close run battle with Scotland. The atmosphere and lifelong friendships that are created from this competition is amazing. The Scottish Youth Team wish to congratulate Ireland for their win and for their hospitality to the Scottish team and to all the other nation’s team for making it a great and memorable event. A very special thanks goes to everyone who supported and sponsored the Scottish Youth Team. The Scottish Youth Team members would like to thanks their Team Manager Mr Arthur Wilkie and all the team coaches for their hard work and support throughout the past year. 1st Ireland 2nd Scotland 3rd England 4th Wales.