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Lake of Menteith 7th July 2014
6ft Water Temperature 19.C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.1m.
Temperatures are still hovering around 19C and the best bags have been generally above the deeper water of the Malling Shore, The Gap, Gateside Bay, Rookery and International Bay. The pin fry have made their appearance in quantity all around the Lake but they probably feel safer amongst the reeds. Best bags have been on dries and nymphs/buzzers.
In the Boat League; Keir Hardie was top rod (and took the Baynes Tackle Voucher and Bottle of Glen Garioch) with Donald MacPhail second. They got there fish in Gateside (west). Keir was fishing a midge tip with snatchers and dries and Donald was fishing a single dry beetle. Brian MacKenzie is on top of the pile.
Scottish Club Championships; Heat 10 saw 15 teams competing. Word from day anglers showed catches from Gateside Bay (Cages) Malling Shore, Dog Isle to Stable Point and Rookery Point to Portend Bay. After the first hour several of the boats in Gateside Bay left and headed to Malling shore for the drift in the light westerly wind to Stable Point. Top team on the night was Hawick A.C. 2nd place to Alba Orvis , 3rd place to Ferry FF. Top five rods on the night and going to Champion of Champions 1st place Shane Kelly (pictured above left returning a fine blue Hawick A.C 2nd place Gordon Fisher Ferry FF, 3rd Graham Steel Middleton FF, 4th Calum Crosbie Alba Orvis, 5th place Sandy Dawson Rainbow Warriors A.C. Heaviest fish was a lovely brown trout weighing in at 5lbs caught by Middleton angler K. Dickens (pictured above right). Team Captain, angler with best basket and captor of heaviest fish all received bottles of "Glen Garioch" malt whisky courtesy of sponsors Morrison Bowmore, Distillers. 146 trout weighing 307lb 2oz were caught, of which 69 were released.
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