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Lake of Menteith 27th May 2014
6ft Water Temperature 14C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.4m.
The Lake is starting to heat up now and this should result in stratification or stable layering of the water column according to temperature, this prevents nutrient circulation from the sediment and traditionally heralds the best clarity of the year and some great fishing on the dry fly or with buzzers. With regards to pike fishing, it is the time of year, when the clarity is at its best and the pike have recovered from spawning, that the pike fly fishing fraternity keenly await.
The main news in the past week has been the MAY FLY HATCH (20mm and 14mm long bodies) which is taking place all over the Lake but particularly noticeable in the sheltered areas, eg the Butts and Lochend. The olive cruncher or nymph size 10 is the fly of the day, closely followed by muskins and the biscuit booby – which looks a bit like a custard cream. Yellow owls have been going great guns with a bit of cloud cover.
Best areas in the past week continue to be the south east corner of Lochend, Tod Hole and Kates Brae, the Road shore, Reedy Point, Gateside and the Heronry.
Pleased to say that the CAFÉ is doing well (thanks to Fran Fraser) and is paying for itself – which means that it is here to stay. Good news for the anglers who want a bit of breakfast before they head out.
Left; Robert Wilson from Acharn Loch Tay, took this belter on a goldhead in Gateside Bay.
Congratulations to the Scottish Ladies for their International win in Ireland.
Also to Brian MacKenzie for his Baynes Tackle/ Glen Garioch Malt Boat League win and to Ayr Travellers B for winning the Saturday night heat of the Glen Garioch Scottish Clubs Championship and Kevin Andrews for getting top bag.
More flies arriving at the shop tonight.
More Detail on Facebook: Lake of Menteith Fisheries.
Cheers for now Quint