Lake of Menteith Report 14/06/16
6ft Water Temperature 16C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.5m.
Thankfully the Lake has cooled from its 20 deg C high and is now 16 deg C at 6ft. Clarity remains good at 2.5m. The hot weather dented rod averages a little last week but they soon recovered and were back up to a more usual 3.1 on Saturday night after a low of 1.35 for the previous Thursday.Stocking has continued as normal this week with 500 going in on Monday and a further 500 scheduled for Friday. We have increased our stocking versus last year (up 15%) and so far this season we have stocked 12413 trout compared to last year’s 10796 (up to 13th June). The 2015 total includes 400 trout stocked in early November of 2014. Boat hires have been roughly similar over the same periods. The warm water temperatures have resulted in a nicer than usual display of water lillies. Hot spot remains the east basin.
Belated Congratulations to Change Fly Fishers A, Thalassa AC and Leven Fly Casters for progression in the Anglian Water Airflo International and also to Menteith Ospreys, Perth RASC and Change B for progessing from the evening heat. Kevin McCabe of Change A had this beezer the day before the comp.
Heat 6 - 11th June 2016 Scottish Club Championship
Sponsored by Keir Hardie Joinery and the Lake of Menteith
Twelve clubs turned out for the 6th heat and although it had cooled quite a bit from earlier in the week the fishing was not easy. There was an easterly breeze and light rain throughout the session and by 11pm it was chilly. At the start of the evening almost all of the boats headed for the Lochend/Butts area and as to be expected the good bags of fish came from that area. A total of 112 trout for 228lbs 7ozs were caught by the 12 clubs.
Lintrathen FF "A" represented by Kevin Neri, Neil Anderson and Chris McAllister were the clear winners with 27 fish for 53lbs 15.625ozs. All three team members between them fished the area from the chalets through Loch End to Tods Hole and concentrated on a mix of suspender buzzers, crunchers and dries on floating lines. Kevin had 10 fish for 20lbs 4.5ozs; Neil had 11 fish for 22lbs 8.125ozs and Chris had 6 fish for 11lbs 3ozs. Crown FF "A" represented by Dougie Hek and his sons James and Colin were second with 15 fish for 31lbs 9.75ozs. Colin was the top individual rod on the night with 11 fish for 22lbs 9.75ozs.
Colin stuck with dries throughout the session and took his fish at Kates Brae. The third placed team were Port Glasgow AC "A" represented by Archie Blair, Stuart McCabe and Andy Elkin who between them had 15 fish for 30lbs 8.625ozs. These three team go through to the semi-final on 19th August.The top five individuals to go through to the final of the Champions of Champions were:- 1. Colin Hek of Crown FF with 11 trout for 22lbs 9.75ozs, 2. Neil Anderson of Lintrathen FF with 11 trout for 22lbs 8.125ozs, 3. Kevin Neri of Lintrathen FF with 10 trout for 20lbs 4.5ozs, 4. Stuart McCabe of Port Glasgow AC with 7 trout for 14lbs 2.75ozs, 5. Davy Moore of Dunfermline Railway with 6 trout for 12lbs 0.5ozs, The heaviest fish weighed 3lbs 2.375ozs and was caught by James Turner of Bank of Scotland, Glasgow District. Crown FF were presented with a presentation bottle of malt to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Lake of Menteith Fishery. The top two teams, heaviest bag and heaviest fish were presented with commemorative bottles of beer.