The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Monifieth Trout AC come out on top in Menteith heat


Monifieth Trout AC won the fifth heat of the 2016 SANACC Scottish Club Championsh­ips at LAKE OF MENTEITH.

Ten clubs were competing and 106 fish were caught for 216lb.

Monifieth landed 26 for 53lb, with second place going to Menteith Ospreys with 17 fish for 34lb 10oz and third to Rescobie Loch Developmen­t Associatio­n with 16 for 32lb 8oz.

Top five individual­s for Champion of Champions were Frank Ross, Monifieth, with 10 for 20lb 10.5oz, George Gall, Rescobie, 10 for 20lb 9.5oz, Peter Auchterlon­ie, Menteith Ospreys, nine for 17lb 5.8oz Chris Davidson, Monifieth, eight for 16lb 13oz and Malcolm Selvey, Monifieth, eight for 15lb 13.5oz .

Heaviest fish was caught by Raymond Bell weighing in at 3lb 7oz.

The lake is host to the disabled internatio­nal on June 21 and 22. If you are available to be a boatman on these days contact the lake’s facebook page or call Douglas on 0775212848­9 and he will pass on your details to the relevant people.


Dries and Buzzers are still catching most of the fish at Carlogie Dam,

The fish are well up in the water and can be seen cruising around just under the surface.

Recent catches include I Middleton, Arbroath, c/r 14, M Gammie, Arbroath, c/r 12, D Chapman, Glamis, c/r 12, F. Ferrier, Arbroath, c/r 4, C. Murray, Carnoustie, c/r 16, I Chaplain, Carnoustie, c/r 5, T Hale, Forfar, c/r 4, A Stewart, Dundee, c/r 3, R. Clark, Monikie, c/r 2, G. Woods, Montrose, c/r 10, L. Johnston, Brechin, c/r 11, J. Donald, Kirriemuir, c/r 6 and J Duthie, Arbroath, c/r3.


The Boathouse Pool fished well most of the week with decent numbers being caught but the bigger fish were somewhat more elusive.

S Hawkins took two rainbows for 6lbs and returned a further six on Shipmans and black buzzers, whilst J Edwards returned nine on a small yellow dancer.

Some excellent sport has been had on dry flies on the Burnside Pool. John Crowther returned 11 on dries and buzzers with Kane Crowther, 10, putting in an excellent performanc­e to return 14, most of which were taken on a Squirmy.

Several of the season ticket holders have just edged into double figures but, as with the Boathouse Pool, the larger fish have been absent.

On the Bankside Pool a variety of flies and methods has been successful.

George Birse returned 27 and Frank Sherriff 24 taken on buzzers, bloodworm imitations and or floating fry patterns.

If any fisheries, clubs or individual­s would like their news included in our weekly column send it by email to sales@ angusangli­ or contact Neil Anderson on 01307 466366 or 07759 022503. Tight Lines!

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