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Lake Blog 22/05/17

Secchi disk Clarity 2.9m ; Water Temperature at 6ft 14C.
The Lake is still fishing very well (for some but not all) with good catches on buzzer and bung, straightlining buzzers on a floater or with a booby on a tail – washing line style. Good bags also on more traditional tyings like cormorants, crunchers and snatchers – as well as the lures. A lot of fish activity and very good catches in the Lochend and Kate’s Brae areas initially with catches tailing off there more recently (but not activity). Good catches recently from the Rookery and the Malling shore on a variety of styles (including the above).
Daphnia are about in abundance and mayflies also coming off in large numbers in various spots (including Kate’s Brae) and reports of fish starting to show interest in dries (e.g. double decker). Davie Paterson returned a fish estimated at 12lbs from Gateside Bay today.
Police National
In the Police National on the 18th May, 29.5 boats landed 55 trout for 133lbs and returned a further 327. Giving a rod average of 6.5, catch rate per hour of 0.8. The top rod in the National was Steve Bett (pictured left) from Fife with 18 on buzzers behind Dog Isle. Runner Up Dave Mateer from Aberdeen with 16 fish.
2017 Boat League Results
In the Boat League on the evening of the 17th, sponsored by Baynes Tackle of Callander and Southside Decorators, 30 anglers caught 163 fish giving a rod average of 5.4 and a catch rate per hour of 1.2. Bill Ramage from Tillicoultry was top rod with 18 fish with a cat’s whisker and snatchers at the gravel pit on a midge tip line.
Scottish Club Championship
Heat 3 - 20th May 2017. A total of 147 fish for 318lb 12.2oz were caught on the night. The twelve teams (36 anglers – rod average 4.08, catch rate per hour 0.9) that contested had a light westerly wind, overcast skies and a couple of heavy downpours.  
First place: SPRA West "B" with 21 fish for 46lb 0.2oz, Second place: Kinross AC "B" with 20 fish for 41lb 4oz, third place: East Kilbride AC "A" with 18 fish for 39lb 9.3oz. The top 5 individuals who all qualify for the Champion of Champions were: Alan Hill 13 fish for 26lb 3.4oz, Andy Menmuir 12 fish for 24lb 15.6oz, Jim Mckinlay 8 fish for 16lb 4.2oz, Craig White 7 fish for 15lb 2.7oz and Alan Gilbert 6 fish for 13lb 13.4oz. Alan Hill caught his fish on a team of snatchers between Gateside and the rookery on a floating line.