Sunday session: 12:00 to 19:00
Bob Whyte reporting:
First of all an apology from me, collected all the members’ cards, but after filling-in the outing sheet somehow managed to lose them. So I’ll try and be as accurate as possible!
First of all, it was 27 degrees, bright sunshine and a light breeze when I left Nitten: not looking good. But, as I made my way North and West it gradually clouded over and was 19 degrees on arrival at Menteith. However, the light breeze had changed to a moderate one from the South West – probably about 15mph. Still, the conditions looked great.
Left the beach and headed for International Bay, where a number of other boats were drifting. After the first hour I hadn’t seen any surface movement and so started to move down towards Kate’s Brae, where I managed to catch 2 rainbows and a cracking Blue of about 5lb on a floating line and Silver-Beaded Black Marabou Damsel Thing. Then following by a Pike of about 4-5 lb.
Meanwhile, Matt Wolstenholm, my boat partner broke himself on what looked like a nice fish. Still nothing moving. After that we moved to a number of different areas without any success. A tough day for us.
The rest of our boats had disappeared to the other end of the Lake. I suspect that Malling Shore, Stable Point and Gateside were the areas that they fished.
David Tyrie (3) and Kenneth Cockburn (2) had all their fish on one drift, Kenneth catching his on the Dap. Keith Logan and Dougie Goddard had 7 to the boat. Stuart Barnes and John Miller had 2, with Allan Brown and Peter Fionda the same figure.
The two best boats were Derek Kilgour and Alan Duncan with a total of 11 and Dougie Skedd and Jimmy McBride with 13.
Again, sorry about the lack of detail. A total of 44 fish were caught by 7 boats.