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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Report by Jim Boyd..No report hols

No report this week....on Hol !

Lake fishing report by Quint

Lake of Menteith
Report 17/04/18 Clarity 3m Water Temp 6ft 6.5C

The days are getting warmer and longer and the first SANACC heat was held today at the Lake in a breezy southerly changing to south/south-west, with generally overcast conditions. The fishing was exceptional with 35 anglers catching 403 trout – a rod average of 11.5. Top rod was Kevin McCabe of Change AC with a record breaking national catch of 39 trout. Kevin was fishing in Chicken Leg with a floating line and buzzers and a very small eyed booby on the point. In second place was Colin Fairgrieve of Earlston with 21 trout (booby and corms with a slow retrieve) and 3rd was Lee Anderson of Lintrathen AC with 22 trout.

Ian Earle of Bannockburn landed his PB pike on PB (Peter Batchelor) buzzer and Sandy Kopyto caught this 7lb 12oz resident on a booby and slow glass in the Butts.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Lake of Menteith fishing report by Quint

Lake of Menteith
Report 10/04/18 Clarity 2.7m Water Temp 6ft 5C

A brief respite and then a return to easterlies haven’t put the fish off at the Lake this week – although things look set to turn milder (mid-teens ) at the weekend. Good drifts remain Hotel Bay to Reedy Point, Lochend to the Butts and out from Kates Brae.

Successful tactics were washing line buzzers or dries (yesterday) and buzzers or pulling/short lining cormorants with a booby in front of rising fish (today). Some boat catches in the high twenties today.

Fraser Young returned this 9 pounder on Saturday. Shane Kelly up from the Borders with a nice brown on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, 5 year old Louise caught her first Lake trout on a booby beside the boat. Proud father Boo was having more success on the buzzers.

Fishing report by Jim Boyd (No report, on hol)

No report this week , holidays !

1st outing of the year :)

Very busy day yesterday,my 1st fishing outing of the year with my fishing club "Western Angling club 1879" accompanied by a good friend Millar Reid on the Lake of Menteith. Tough morning cpl nibbles for both of us and a biting cold Easterly wind,our hands got very cold however the afternoon picked up and I caught 2 very nice rainbows for 6lb 120z :) Then straight after I took Missey my GSD to be mated..semi successful(slip tied !)now a waiting game to see if she took , should know in a few weeks.
Friday, 6 April 2018

Sea Trout river Teith

The first sea trout of the year has been recorded on the river Teith at Callander. The fish was caught by Mr Duncan on a size 6 Dunkeld. Tight lines everyone 
Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Fishing report by Jim Boyd


JIM BOYD - angling journalist/photographer

Issued by Jim Boyd on behalf of the following fisheries on Monday 02 April  2018. The report is for the week ending Sunday, 01 April 2018 2018.

1. FRANDY (Gleneagles). Last week the top taking flies proved to be the Pink Blob, Cut Throat Cat and the Cormorants whilst the south shore was the best fishing mark. On the individual front John Shanks from Madderty kept 2 fish weighing 7lb 3oz, Andy Hunter, Alloa, caught and  released 5, Davie Hunter, Alloa, 4 C+R, Brendan Honeybun, Lochore, fish weighing 4lb 8oz and released 1 whilst Jim Donnelly from Tullibody retained 2 fish weighing 8lb and released 11. Archie Miller from Perth 2 fish weighing 5lb and 2 on C+R, Alan Davidson & John Dallas, Airdrie, kept 3fish weighing 9lb and released 14, Bobby Paterson, St Ninians, caught and  released 9, Albert McKinnes, Tullibody, 5 on a C+R ticket and Raymond Pirrie from Tullibody had 12 on C+R.
The angling clubs did well on their outings with the St Serf Ladies A/C keeping 7 fish weighing 28lb 10oz and releasing a further 2, Ferry Fly Dressers A/C 47 fish weighing 118lb 6oz, the Good Companions A/C kept 8 fish weighing 17lb 10oz and Tillicoultry A/C managed 11 fish weighing 29lb 10oz.

2. ORCHILL LOCH (Braco) On Saturday the Falcon Club caught 49 fish weighing 129lbs 12oz with Jim Craig taking the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 13lbs 8oz on a Damsel. Hector Wilson from Bannockburn had 3 fish for 10lbs on a Hot Head Damsel, Bill Dawson, Dollar, 2 fish for 6lbs 8oz on a Cat, Paul Shepherd, Bedford, 3 fish for 9lbs 8oz on an Okey Dokey and John Gow from Glasgow used a Yellow Dancer to take 3 fish for 10lbs. Brian Logan from  Alloa caught a brace for 4lbs on a Bloodworm, Jim Jarvie, Larbert, 4 fish for 11lbs on a Black & Red Buzzer, Jim Linton, Moodiesburn, 4 fish for 10lbs 12oz on an Ecstasy and David Duncan from Slamannan had a couple for 6lbs 8oz on a Black Nomad. Ian Hanson from Bannockburn used a Green Buzzer to catch 3 for 7lbs 12oz and John Score from Alloa took 3 fish for 8lbs on a Black Nomad.



5. SWANSWATER (Stirling) The cold weather refuses to leave but the fishing remains pretty good.   Frosty nights and sunny days at the start of the week led to some excellent fishing and some great bags.   Later in the week the bitter easterly wind had the fish sitting downwind but they were still getting caught in good numbers.   Water temperature at the weekend was an unseasonably low 4oC and the fish were mostly quite deep down.   An intermediate line fished with lures was doing best, although fish were also taking nymphs and the very occasional wet fly.   Favourite patterns included Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Ally McCoist, Olive Nymph, Diawl Bach, Kate McLaren, Bibio and Buzzer.   Some tremendous Brown trout featured in this week’s catch returns and there are plenty more of these fin-perfect fish just waiting to be caught!   Some cracking Blues and Tigers were also landed along with the usual top-quality Rainbows. The Fishery is open 7 days a week, from 8.00am to 7.00pm.
Gareth Mair, Kincardine, in two visits, 10 for 27lbs including 3 Blues, plus 4 C&R including a Brown, Callum Lindsay, Glasgow, 5 for 13lb 8oz, Danny Doherty, Denny, 5 for 12lb 10oz including 2 Blues plus 8 C&R, Nan Morrison, Stirling, in two visits, 5 for 12lb 8oz including a Tiger and a Brown and Billy Allison, Whitburn, 5 for 11lb 2oz, plus 7 C&R. Alan Harvey, Glasgow, 4 for 11lb 8oz, Hugh McLean, Oban, 4 for 11lb 4oz, Frank Barr, Falkirk, 4 for 11lb including a Blue, plus 6 C&R, Dean Warwick, 3 for 11lb 12oz including 5lb Rainbow and Gary Stewart, Glasgow, 4 for 11lb including a Blue plus 3 C&R. Charles Springett, Larkhall, 3 for 11lb including 5lb 8oz Rainbow, George Dobbie, Glasgow, 3 for 10lb including 4lb 4oz Brown and a Blue, Malcolm Miller, Clackmannan, 3 for 9lb, plus 2 C&R, Jamie Murphy, Blantyre, 3 for 8lb 10oz, including a Blue and Alec Knox, Glasgow, 3 for 8lb including a Blue. Robert Smith, Falkirk, 3 for 8lb including a Tiger, Davy Quinn, Dunfermline, 2 for 7lb 12oz including 4lb Brown plus 4 C&R including a Brown estimated at 8lb, Brian Howland, Grangemouth, 2 for 6lb, Jim Jardine, Glasgow, 5lb Rainbow and Barry Hamilton, Muirhead, 4lb 12oz Brown. Conor Meiklejohn, Stirling, in three visits 3 for 6lb from the Meadow Pond including 2 Blues and a Gold plus 17 C&R, Michael Hughes, Paisley, caught and released 10, Davey Nicolson, Glenrothes, caught and released 10, Donald McMurchy, Fallin, caught and released 8 and Harry Haggarty, Glasgow, caught and released 7.