Trout Fisherman - Issue 488

BE INSPIRED
- River Tyne Jeff Prest watches James Stokoe catch sea trout and browns on his favourite river

TACTICS
- Surface soup Phil Dixon fishes top-of-the-water at Llyn Brenig to target fish looking up for their food
Never too late Late season fishing on catch and release waters can be tough, especially if the weather is against you. Nick Hart works out the winning tactics...
- This should be easy... What to do when fish are splashing and slurping at the surface, but ignore your offerings
- Low water – prime time Stalking fish in a town centre river showing its bones can bring rewards

FOCUS ON...
- Love your leaders! How to get a seamless bond between fly-line and leader

WHERE TO FISH
- UK waters Four top stillwater trout fisheries to try this month
- Brittany charm Peter Gathercole fished at Lac du Drennec in France’s Brittany region
- Spotlight on Grafham Rob Edmunds reveals the reservoir’s autumn hotspots

ADVICE
- Advice squad TF’s panel of experts answer your questions
- How to... Fish Czech nymph style with Paul Procter

FLY-TYING
- Tie a deadly fry pattern Peter Gathercole’s sequence to the Fringe Fry
- Easy tying Russ Symons ties the Frosty Fry pattern, perfect for targeting autumn fry-feeders
- Flymasters We reveal the top Fry patterns from round four - and set a new fly-tying challenge

TACKLE
- New Gear Robbie Winram reviews the latest tackle including Wychwood’s T2 rods and Fishpond vest
Fly-tying products Dubbing selections, a UV resin kit, barbless hooks and a magnifying lens

OPINION & NEWS
- News All the latest from the trout scene
- Bankside clean-up The latest on our campaign
- Cockwill Peter Cockwill sings the praises of seeing your name in print
- Letters Trout Fisherman readers have their say
- Troutmasters Are you amongst this month’s badge winners?
- Match news How the Nymphomaniacs won the Sportfish Team Championships final at Rutland Water
- Team England tips Off to Ireland’s Lough Léin next year? Soak up the winning tips from this year’s Spring International
- Wading in Jeff Prest on how one American psychology student comes to terms with angling frustration!