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Lake of Menteith 13th Sept 2017
Water Temp at 6ft 13.5C, Secci Disk Clarity Gatesdside 2.5m

125th NATIONAL CHAMPION

Congratulations to New National Trout Fly Fishing Champion Brian MacKenzie. Engineer Brian from Glasgow landed 14 fish during the final on 9th September at the Lake. Brian caught the same number as 2014 Champion Ronnie Gilbert but Brian’s first three fish were longer and that made him the 125th Champion. In third place was John Simpson of Caley Liners AC with 12 fish. In all the 60 anglers netted 307 fish, giving a rod average of 5.1. Also qualifying for the national team were Jock Kettles, Andy dunn, Chris <cAllister, Ian Simpson, Martin McAfferty, Alan Brock, Kenny Sichi, Mike willis, Derek Pozzi, Derek Hesset, Ken Kennedy, Gus Shepard, Shane Kelly, Kevin Andrews, Chris Harkness and Grant Osler. It continues to be catch and release only at the Lake due to the algae.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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."