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Lake Blog 19/07/17
Water Temperature – 18C, Clarity (Secchi disc)2.3m.

A WEE REMINDER THE A873 AT THORNHILL IS CLOSED THIS WEEK from 8am to 6pm detours are. The alternative route is A81, B8034 (Port-Arnprior), A811, B8075 (Gargunnock junction), A84 (Blair Drummond), A873 and vice versa.


It’s been a lovely couple of days with some bright sunshine so the fish are down a wee bit. So either a midge tip or slowglass seem to be the lines to use. Areas doing well include Cage bay, Malling shore, Sandy bay and the left hand side of Lochend.  Red headed Damsels, corral booby, Cormorants and Diawl bachs.


Could you please remember to fill the catch return sheets even if you were on catch and release.


On Wednesday night heat 11 of the Boat league took place and the top bag Keir Hardie got his 12 on a Di 3 line at the lillies in the west end of Gateside bay. Keir picked up the Bayne's Fishing Tackle Voucher. His rig was cormorant, emerger type thing, cormorant. 2nd top bag was Brian MacKenzie on dries. 3rd was Sandy Boag (he lifted the Southside Decorator's bottle of malt) on 6ft sink tip with a candy booby on the point and diawls higher up. With worst bags being removed Mr. Ramage is still in first place - but it will be a photo finish by the looks of things. In all the 26 anglers landed 106 fish (if you include George Whytes Guest fish - he had 13).


On Saturday heat 11 of the Scottish Club Championships.  The top 3 teams qualified for the second semifinal on the 25th August are. 1st place Lintrathen FF “b” with 13 fish for 28lb 2oz. 2nd place Balfron Piscatorials  with 12 fish for 25lb 11oz and in 3rd place Gartmore AC with 11 fish for 24lb 9oz  The top 5 anglers going through to the Champion of Champions are 1st David McAllister 7 fish for 14lb 9oz  2nd John Buchanan   6 fish for 13lb 15o z 3rd Tyler Hay 6 fish for 12lb 4th Allan Ramshaw 5 fish 11lb 4oz  5th Bob Robertson 5 fish for 11lb 4oz The best fish of the night fell to Willie Cowan with a 7lb + rainbow. The top club, top angler and captor of the best fish all received a bottle of whisky from our sponsor Loch Lomond distillery.


Other notable catches Mr Jackson and Mr Anderson 4 fish 11lb 3oz and 7 returned, Mr Buchan 5 for 10lb and 5 returned, 290 Social club 35 fish for 99lb, Mr Walkers Party of 4 boats 8 fish for 22lb and 20 returned.