Lake of Menteith 2nd August 2017
Water Temperature – 16C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.9m .
A significant drop in temperature this week. Visiting Welsh Angler Phil Thomas (below left) did extremely well on Saturday night with a midge tip set up, fab on the point and diawl bachs above – catching 20 at Lochend. Unsurprisingly – that is what everyone is fishing now. Phil will be visiting again to compete in the Autumn international at the Lake in September. Top areas are Gateside, Western drifts and Lochend Kates Brae.
Heat 13 Scottish Club Championships Saturday 29nd July by Dennis Splaine. Mixed weather conditions with light winds dropping off to almost flat calm in some places with occasional heavy downpours. The boats were well scattered on the night with fish being caught in most areas. 56 fish were weighed in for 137lbs and 93 fish were released by the 30 anglers. Rod average 5. Fabs and Diawl Bachs on midge tips and floating lines proved to be the best methods on the night – at Lochend and Kates Brae.The top 3 teams qualified for the second semifinal on the 25th August are. 1st place RAF Fish Hawks 41 fish for 82lb 6.4oz 2nd place Change FF “B” 20 fish for 42lb 14oz 3rd place Saturday AC 19 fish for 42lb 5.5oz The top 5 anglers going through to the Champion of Champions are 1st Phil Thomas RAF Fish Hawks 20 fish for 39lb 11.6oz 2nd Wullie Leach Change FF “B” 12 fish for 25lb 4.10oz 3rd Alan Gamble (pictured above middle) RAF Fish Hawks 12 fish for 24lb 15oz 4th Robert Ewing Saturday AC 11 fish for 23lb 0.6oz 5th Si Gaines RAF Fish Hawks 9 fish for 17lb 11.8oz (above right). The best fish of the night fell to Alex Frew of Largs & Dist “A”a 5lb 1.2oz rainbow.
Wullie Leach (left) was out for some practice last weekend and landed this beauty.