Club Championship positions after 2 rounds - 5 June 2021
1st Laurie 17 pts 2nd Paul 16 pts 3rd Bobby 12 pts 4th Alastair 10.5 pts 5th Donald 10 pts 6th Willie 9 pts 7th Bill 8 pts 8th Barrie 6 pts 9th Jimmy 5.5 pts 10th= John 2.5 pts 10th= David 2.5 pts 12th Gordon 1 pt
Frandy Fishery - Sunday 30 May 2021
Thanks to Alastair for this report: What a glorious day the weather gods delivered. Frandy and surrounding area were a stunning example of our beautiful country. 8 turned up to fish, including a guest of Willie , Iain Bell. We would have been 9 but Donald S had to call off almost literally at last moment. Two wives were there to provide support but did not fish. Members tried a range of tactics; traditional flies, buzzers, cormorants and wotsits beneath a bung or fab. The breeze toyed with us all day, coming and going The dry fly also featured in the afternoon, following lunch ashore. Overall winner on the day was Iain, Willie’s guest. Well done. Laurie topped the members present very closely followed by Willie. Bob Ricketts, Paul Jimmy K and your reporter who avoided a red face not entirely caused by the sun! The two wives went on a 7 mile hike and were last seen sprawled on a grassy bank apparently “ out for the count” All in all a good day. The full results are:
1st Laurie 6 fish 11 lb 02 oz 10 points 2nd Willie 6 fish 11 lb 00 oz 9 points 3rd Bobby 3 fish 5 lb 02 oz 8 points 4th Paul 2 fish 4 lb 00 oz 7 points 5th= Jimmy 1 fish 2 lb 02 oz 5.5 points 5th= Alastair 1 fish 2 lb 02 oz 5.5 points
In total 26 fish were caught by 8 anglers for a rod average 3.25. 16 fish were retained at a total weight of 28.5lb, for an average weight of 1lb 12 oz. Well done all on what sounds like an enjoyable day.
Lake of Menteith - Saturday 8 May 2021
14 B&B anglers braved a very chilly day on the Lake and, as ever, those who got right on the day were rewarded with great sport. I don't recall ever seeing so much bird life over the water - the air was thick with swallow or sand martin type birds - my skills don't run to a positive identification. They were obviously gorging on hatching flies and the bright anglers in the club sussed that fish wanted straight line buzzers - you can look at the results to see who I mean! I suspect that the cold numbed the brains (and other parts of the body!) of some of us and so there was no consistency of catch on Saturday. W welcomed Donald to his first outing as a member and he took top honours in the top boat - a tremendous day for him and BP Paul. Laurie and Bill did well too, arriving late and departing early - sorry I didn't see you, gents. Bobby took 3 on very natural looking flies, persevering after a quiet morning. Almost all of us gathered at lunchtime to remember Sydney with a wee dram of JW Green Label - his favourite whisky. He will be missed. There seemed to be plenty of fish at Lochend and round towards the Butts, but I din't hear pf any other other areas scoring heavily. Sandy Bay needs decent blow into it to clear the debris from the trees. and I saw only sporadic action in Gateside Bay. The full results are as follows:
1st Donald 12 fish 25 lb 14 oz 10 points 2nd Paul 7 fish 18 lb 0 oz 9 points 3rd Bill 4 fish 9 lb 8 oz 8 points 4th Laurie 3 fish 7 lb 12 oz 7 points 5th Barrie 2 fish 6 lb 14 oz 6 points 6th Alastair 2 fish 6 lb 8 oz 5 points 7th Bobby 3 fish 6 lb 0 oz 4 points 8th= John 2 fish 4 lb 0 oz 2.5 points 8th= David 2 fish 4 lb 0 oz 2.5 points 10th Gordon 1 fish 2 lb 6 oz 1 point
Willie and Tom were unlucky as their fish didn't quite get them into the points, while Jimmy and Robert had relaxed days. in total we had 40 fish (22 taken and 1§8 returned), giving a rod average of 2.85 and these fish weighed a total of 95lb (returned fish 2lb each), giving an average weight 2lb 6 oz. This was decent (delayed) start to the season for the club and we move on to Frandy at the end of the month in good heart. Thanks to Paul/Donald for the picture below.