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Lake Blog 13th June 2017
Secchi disk Clarity 2.9m ; Water Temperature at 6ft 16C.
Fish are getting caught from sandy bay round to Malling shore , Cages, international bay and over in the Butts. Floating or midge tip are the better lines. Flies include Yellow owls, Blue damsels, Diawl bachs, boobies and yellow fabs. This resident fish of about 5lb was caught today by John McEwan from Perth he caught it of a Rainbow warrior on a midge tip line.
On Thursday we hosted the Scottish heats of the Anglian Water International competition. The Day heat had 10 teams of 6 aiming to get to the final on Rutland. There were 328 fish caught. Top team was Change Fly fisher ac, they caught 53 fish for 119lb, also joining them at Rutland are Gateside Flycasters, they had 37 fish for 88lb and 3rd was Leven Flycasters with 39 fish for 80lb. Top rod was Stewart Barclay (Gateside Flycasters )he had his 10 fish by11:55 am. 2nd was Ray Anderson he caught his 10 fish at 2pm.Heaviest fish went to Allan Caistley from Butcher boy angling with a nice fish weighing 5lnb 12oz. On the evening heat 6 teams competed for 2 places in the final. There were 198 fish caught. Top team was Neilston Flyfishers with 41 fish for 90lb. A close 2nd with the same number of fish but weighing 3lb less was Menteith Osperys. Top rod was James Litster he caught his 10 fish by 9:05 pm, 2nd was Alan Steven he caught his 10 fish by 10:30. Heaviest fish was caught by Colin MacDonald weighing 5lb 2oz. (pic, Neilston Flyfishers Minus James Litster with Jon Marshall and Simon Pimlott up from Anglian Water )
Scottish Club Championships: Sponsored by Snowbee, Lomond Group, The Lake of Menteith, Keir Hardie Joiner, Fly Tying Scotland and Glencairn Crystal. Heat 6 - 10rd June. What looked like perfect conditions for the start of heat 6 of the Scottish Club Championships it proved once again to be a hard session on the Lake of Menteith. With plenty fish rising and showing a bit of interest they just wouldn’t take what the anglers had to offer, coming short and turning away at the last minute. Best methods on the night was boobies, blobs and cormorants. The top 3 teams qualified for the first semifinal on the 18th August are. 1st place St Boswell Newton & Dist AA with 8 fish for 18lb 10.3oz 2nd place Caurnie AC with 8 fish for 17lb 1.3oz 3rd place Bothwell & Blantyre AC “A” with 6 fish for 13lb 5.8oz. The top 5 anglers going through to the Champion of Champions are 1st Grant Gibson with 5 fish for 11lb 14.6oz 2nd Jackie Naismith 3 fish for 7lb 1.8 oz 3rd Paul Gliwinski 3 fish for 6lb 14.7oz 4th Alisdair Mair 3 fish for 6lb 9.7oz 5th Jim Twaddle 3 fish for 6lb 4.7oz The best fish of the night fell to Chris Mullholland a lovely 4lb 1.1oz rainbow. The top club, top angler and captor of the best fish all received a bottle of whisky from our sponsor Loch Lomond distillery.
2017 Boat League Results. On heat 6 24 anglers took to the water on what looked a promising night with a lot of fish moving but the fish thought otherwise as they would feed on the Canis instead of fishing flies.94 fish were caught with Bill Ramage scoring his 3rd win of this year’s league with 9 fish, he caught his first fish at 6:35 beating Alec Galloway into 2nd place will also 9 fish but he caught his first fish later at 8:40 Third was Brian MacKenzie with 8 fish. Best methods were Cats whiskers with snatchers and cormorants on a midge tip line and dries on a floater. Areas were cages plantation and Katie's brae. This week’s prizes went to Alec he gets the £25 voucher from James Bayne Tackle shop in Callander and Brian gets the bottle of whisky from Andy Smith of Southside decorators.