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Lake of Menteith 4th Sept 2017

Until the current algal bloom dissipates Stirling Council is advising (as of 8/9/17) that all fishing at the Lake is on a catch and release basis only. We are providing measuring boards to facillitate angling competitions. See note from Stirling Council environmental Health below.

"The lake of Menteith currently has very elevated levels of Cyanobacteria throughout. However there has been no evidence of toxins in the water or fish, and no abnormal behaviour of the fish at this point in time. As such the fish are likely to be safe to eat at the moment , but we cannot guarantee that this will still be the case in the coming days as the temperature drops and the Cyanobacteria die. Therefore the advisory is not to consume fish caught in the lake until the blooms have dissipated and further tests confirm the absence of toxins. However, recreational activities where fish are caught and released could be undertaken once all participants were aware of the risk posed by Cyanobacteria."

 
Water Temperature – 15.5C at 6ft, Clarity (Gateside Bay - Secchi disc) 1.6m.
The algae is now becoming well dispersed and with further windy days forecast things are looking better than they have for some time – more normal. I did a tour round the whole loch today (that is all the stock in for the national) and there were no areas of surface algae. Most boats were at Lochend. Gateside Bay probably had the most algae, as would be expected after a south-easterly but was clearing and will continue to do so as the wsw winds pick up.

Ladies National

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ladies did well in their national, catching and releasing 90 fish with there 6 boats. The new ladies National Champ is Helen Philps (12 fish), second was Morag Wallace with 11 fish and 3rd Sheila Manion with 10. The Overall Champ which includes the Carron Heat was Gail Annal, 2nd was Jean Ferguson and 3rd Helen Philp. Helen was fishing a midge tip initially, then moved to a slow glass with; coral booby, blue cormorant and fab.

Above L to R: Morag Wallace, Gail Annal, Jean Ferguson, Helen Philp and Sheila Manion.

2016 Champ Jim McBride nets a trout today at the Rookery. Who will be 2017 Champ.? Bill Marsland with a 6lb brown from the weekend.