Paul Wilson and Ian Glassford represented the Bothwell and Blantyre in the Scottish National Angling Championship this year and fished their preliminary round at the Lake of Menteith on Wednesday 11 May, the day after the Club outing on 10th. Laurie Taylor was also fishing this round, but was representing the Rainbow Warriors Club. Ian was drawn with David Auld from the Ellem Club and had Jim Law assisting as boatman while Paul was drawn with Ronnie McKean, a fellow EK angler representing Craufurdland FFAC. David hindered Paul and Ronnie from the middle seat. Laurie was drawn with Jim Twaddle, so started off with a 3lber in the boat from the off!
Ian and Paul were into fish early in Gateside Bay and continued to accumulate there and in the rookery all day. The usual cormorants, nymphs and boobies did the trick with favourite lines being the Di3 and the midge tip. By the weigh in Iasn had 10 fish and Paul 9 - both qualified comfortably, with Ian picking up third place. Laurie, who had been in the Butts all day, got through with 5 fish. All the boat partners qualified too.
The full results and a photo of Glassford almost smiling is here:
There are more pics on the Pics page here: