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Lake of Menteith
Report 04/04/17
Some excellent catches mainly on the buzzer this week. Washing line when they were up and straight lining with a floater or even intermediate lines when there was no surface activity. Stocking days this week are yesterday and today, with 900 mainly rainbows going in (a few browns).  Best areas have been wind direction dependent but really the whole loch has fished well with perhaps the Butts, Hotel Bay and Dog Isle getting the most frequent mentions. Club results from the last few days: Dalzel AC landed 18 for 43lbs and returned 60 with 6 boats. Lochinch weighed in 29 for 62lbs and returned 26 with 67 boats. SANA youth returned 68 with 7 boats and Townhill took 46 for 109lbs with 8 boats. Still plenty of the big overwintered 5-6lb fish in the catches.

The main news this week is the sad loss of the second satellite tagged juvenile osprey as it started its migration back to Scotland after two successful years of growing up in Gambia. It disappeared over Senegal in a small coastal bay. Probably shot?? Its sibling was lost in Guana about a year ago to unknown causes. Picture here is of one of the two missing ospreys before they migrated to Africa in 2015.