Lake of Menteith 16th October 2017
Water Temp at 6ft 11.5C, Secci Disk Clarity Gateside Bay 2.1m
The Lake will stay open as normal till the 10th of November this year. Thereafter, there will be limited availability throughout the winter on weekdays only. Booking number for the winter "quiet" season will be the same as usual 01877 385664.
Pens and Rope Aff from Gateside Bay on
Monday 23rd October. Allowing full access to Gateside Bay on Tuesday 24th October.
EARLIER THAN USUAL START FOR SUNDAYS.
SUNDAY 22ND OCT 11.30AM
SUNDAY 29TH OCT 11.00AM
SUNDAY 5TH NOV KIRK AND SCHOOL DAY 11AM
Kirk and School Day 5th November. There are still boats available for this community fundraiser day for the kirk and School – all are very welcome, and all proceeds of the day go to the afore mentioned. Format is that boats go out 11am till 4pm ish, and there is a BBQ, soup, refreshments, raffle and a song or two from 4pm-ish till folk leave. Cost of a two person fishing boat is £45 (book through fishery). Family of 4 BBQ ticket £15. Adult ticket £7.50, child £4.50, under 3s free (purchase on the day).
After 16 evenings on the Lake, Cameron Smith finished up top rod in the Cormorants Chase (AKA Lake young persons angling club). In second place was Blane Lyon (pictured on right) and third Zach Neufield. Blane Lyon also picked up the Cormorant shield for top rod on the last day. Big thanks to Alasdair Mair and his team of coaches for all the tips and supervision, as well as to all the taxi drivers (aka parents). Numbers are looking good for 2018 but there is always room for additional enthusiastic youngans. Fly tying classes will commence in Milngavie Ski Club shortly. For more information phone Alisdair on 07860 368472.
The Lake is still fishing reasonably well and we plan to stock 500 this week and there are plenty more fish ready to stock. We can either put them in this year if the weather is kind, or grow them on till next year in the ponds - protected from the cormorants. Andrew Barroman from Portlethen had some good sport on dries on Saturday. Recent good areas have been Lochend and Hotel Bay/Shear Point. There isn’t much algae left at the Lake these days and we have had further analyses from Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Science which shows that there is no toxicity associated with the algae.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of our pal Steve Docherty last week. His memorial service is in Caol Community Centre at 2.30pm on Monday 23rd.