Lake of Menteith 19th June 2014
6ft Water Temperature 19.5C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.7m.
The temperatures is still 19C so head for cages, rookery, behind dog island round to the plantation. Fish are getting caught at various levels from floating line down to a Di5.Flies that are doing well include cat boobies, tequila blobs, cormorants, Kate McLaren, buzzers and foam daddies.
LIFE JACKETS On Friday night we had an old gentleman slid of his seat and fall in, he has wearing a life jacket but he had not checked it in the 12 years he has had it so it did not deploy. Luckily there was a few boats round him and they got him ashore. You HAVE to check your life jackets regularly checking there are no holes in it, check the arming unit and make sure the bottle is ok. If you are in doubt go to any tackle shop and they will help you out because a like jacket that does not work is as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
On Wednesday there was a competition between a Scotland select and the EFFA with England coming out top team they had 69 fish compared to Scotland’s 52 fish. Top rod was Scotland’s George Cashmore with 9 fish
.In heat no 11 of the Menteith bot league sponsored by James Bayne tackle shop and Glen Garioch whisky Andy Smith was top rod with 7 fish He caught them on dries up in cage bay Andy gets a £25 voucher and a bottle of Whisky. With the best 9 results counting to the total Bill Ramage is topping the leader board with Brian Mckenzie not far behind.
In heat 12 of the Scottish Club Championships 13 teams took part and caught a total of 118 fish On a rather wet night the boats split between the road shore and cages round to malling shore.top team of the night was Top club were Menteith Ospreys "B" (Steven O'Neill, Paul O'Neil, and Wullie Simpson, Pictured left) with 16 trout for 34lb 7.4oz and they were presented with a bottle of 12 year old Glen Garioch malt whisky courtesy of sponsors Glen Garioch. 2nd was SANNAC with 13 fish for29lb. 3 was Townhill with 13 fish for 28lb. These teams go forward to the semifinal on the 29th of August. Top rod of the night was John Michie of Townhill AC with 9 trout for 18lb 14oz. John receives a bottle of 12 year old Glen Garioch malt whisky.
2nd Graeme Sharp of Glencorse FF with 7 trout for 15lb 11.6oz
3rd. John Buchanan of Newton Mearns FF with 7 trout for 14lb 11.6oz
4th. Steven O'Neill of Menteith Ospreys with 7 trout for 14lb 7.6oz
5th. Kenny Craig of Brechin AC with 6 trout for 13lb 13oz these 5 rod go through to the Champion of Champions Final on the 17th of October There was a tie for the heaviest fish with clubmates Ian Runcie and Kenny Craig of Brechin AC each catching a trout of 3lb 9.8oz. Both anglers were presented with bottles of Glen Garioch 12 year old malt whisky. For a full report check out www.sanacc.co.uk
Notable catches Mr Hall /Mr Gillespie (Edinburgh) 10 fish all returned and lots of hard lines! Fife legacy (4 boats 16 fish for 42lb and 34 returned, Perth cssc 19 fish 48lbs, Ciba ac 16 fish 32lb and 6 returned,Aberdour aa (6 boats) 63lb 4oz, G michie 4 fish 12lb and 6 returned.
A wee pic from my holiday