Thursday, February 22, 2007

Menteith changes rules on nets and mats

Anglers taking part in the future pike fishing events on the Lake of Menteith can no longer take their own landing nets, unhooking mats and weigh slings onto the water.

Management will provide 42-inch nets, beanie mats and slings for each boat. The rule change has been brought in to reduce the risk of disease or parasite transfer.

It will apply from the Pike Anglers Alliance for Scotland's event on Saturday, March 3, and the PAC's final date of the season on Saturday, March 10.

A £20 charge will be made for lost gear.

All spaces for the March event are booked and there is a waiting list in operation.

For more information on PAC special events,click here.