Lake of Menteith 28th July 2014
6ft Water Temperature 21C, Clarity (Secchi disc) 1.9m.
The temperatures rose quickly up to 23c in three days with the hot weather so put the fish up in the deeps of rookery and the cages. So it’s a case on fast sinking lines counting to twenty then a slow retrieve using blobs boobies and buzzers. Thankfully the coolish weather over the weekend has cooled the water slightly.
Just a wee reminder that on Friday 1st of august the evening fishing times will change from 11 o ’clock to 10 o’clock finish.
Heat no 12 of the Menteith boat league sponsored by James Bayne tackle shop and Glen Garioch whisky. On an extremely hot and difficult night Brian McKenzie came out top with 11 fish, he was fishing a Di7 and 2 boobies, he was fishing up in cage bay. With only 3 nights to go it’s down to a three horse race with Bill Ramage still in front with Keir Hardie and Brian McKenzie snapping at his heels. Tam Buchanan gets this week’s £25 tackle voucher and a bottle of Glen Garioch.(Pictured Right)
In the 13th and last heat of this year’s Scottish Club Championships 10 teams took part and caught a total of 68 fish Top team and winner of the sponsors bottle of 12 year old Glen Garioch Malt werelast years winners Change FF AC "B" team of Wullie Leach (3 fish), Carl Nixon (6 fish) and Jim Crawford (6 fish) which had 15 fish for 34lb 10oz. (pictured left)All three took their fish on boobies fished on either a 5 sweep or Di7. 2nd was Newton Mearns FF "B with 15 fish for 32lb 8oz. and 3rd place went to Moncrieffe AC with 11 fish for 24lb7oz. these three teams go forward to the 2nd semifinal on the 29th of August.
Top rod of the night was Alasdair Mair of Newton Mearns with 8 fish for 16lb 5oz he got a bottle of the 12 year old Glen Garioch malt whisky. 2nd was Alasdair’s teammate David Mateer with 7 fish for 16lb 3oz. 3rd Ian Robertson of Tweed Valley Tanglers with 7 fish for 15lb 6oz. 4th Jim Crawford of Change with 6 fish for 13lb 10oz.5th Carl Nixon of Change with 6 fish for 12lb 12oz They all qualified for the Champion of Champions. For a full report check out www.sanacc.org.uk
Other notable catches include Jim and Gail Annal (Irvine) 17 fish all returned, A Mair/L Bually 4 for 10lb 12oz and 8 returned. D Murdoch (Leven) 3 for 8lb 12oz and 8 returned, C McGlone (Dunfermline) 12 fish returned. Saturday a.c. 33 fish for 75lb plus22 returned. A.B.C&D 43 fish for 103lb.
John Reily from Barhead with a lovely 7lb 12 fish caught in the Rookery using a black blob.
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