TROUT FISHERMAN ISSUE 494

 

 

BE INSPIRED

Trout in the towns
Trout fisheries aren’t always out in the countryside – there’s some incredible fishing to be had right on your doorstep

TACTICS

Change colour and move
Iain Barr’s tactics for tackling medium-sized waters during early season

When does a fly stop working?
Never! Even lying right on the lake bed, the right fly can still do a job for you... 

Unnatural causes
Fred Bainbridge ditches the nymphs for glitter and gold at Stocks Reservoir

The heavy metal mob
Steve Cullen adopts heavy nymphing techniques to catch grayling all through winter

FOCUS ON...

Early season Buzzers
Small stillwater expert Peter Cockwill shows how to catch buzzer-feeders in March

New Buzzers
Top anglers reveal their latest tyings

WHERE TO FISH

UK waters
We highlight four venues worth a visit this month

Spotlight on...
Lancashire’s Stocks Reservoir

Call of the wild
The world’s best browns are just a £50 flight away, as Matt Harris discovers...

ADVICE

Advice squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions on subsurface tactics, leaders and fly selections

How to...
Detect takes when fishing nymphs

FLY-TYING

Red Holo Buzzer
Peter Gathercole ties a cracking early-season Buzzer pattern

Flybox fillers
Make some ‘noise’ with a rubber-legged Purple Peril

Flymasters
Results of the early season heavyweight Buzzer challenge

TACKLE

New gear
The latest gear reviews including Hardy’s Marquis LWT reel

Fly-tying gear
Robbie Winram looks at the new Stillwater Magnus vice, North Country silks and Micro Fibre fritz

OPINION & NEWS

News
The London Fly Fair, your free Fishing TV card and what’s new on the trout scene

Investigation
Brexit – what does it mean for you?

Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

Book reviews
Two more publications get the Jeff Prest treatment

Cockwill
Peter Cockwill ruffles a few feathers...again. It’s all opinion folks!

Troutmasters
Are you amongst the new season’s badge winners

Match news
Iain Barr remembers Ian Greenwood and comments on the state of UK match fishing

Wading in
Jeff Prest on the latest scientific contribution to whether fish feel pain