TROUT FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
Trout Fisherman magazine is the first port of call for those wishing to enter the world of fly fishing and then develop their skills. Well written, easy to follow articles make expert advice palatable for the masses with the latest flies, fishing techniques and fishing tackle showcased. If you’re into still-water fly fishing,Trout Fisherman magazine is a must read, comprehensively covering techniques to catch even more fish, with detailed, informative and friendly advice.
6 Well done Mr Cribbins
In his 90th year, actor Bernard Cribbins is honoured for his services to angling
10 All-action Avington
TF visits this iconic small stillwater which has undergone a recent makeover
15 There’s always a way
Overcoming shallow water and sunny conditions at Tullich Fishery in Aberdeenshire
20 Living in the shadows
Mike Thrussell targets the dark water drop-offs at Llyn Alwen in North Wales
26 Staying afloat
Float-tubing tactics at Thrybergh near Rotherham
32 Dutch doubles
Matt Roberts goes tubing in Holland to catch huge pike on fly
37 They’re on the hoglouse!
If you think sport at Grafham revolves around shrimp and buzzers – think again
42 The olive hatch
To fish the fly correctly you must know its behaviour
WHERE TO FISH
47 UK waters
Four top waters to visit this month
50 Spotlight on...
Summer hotspots at Rescobie Loch
52 Free fishing on the Itchen
You can fish a free stretch of this world famous river in Winchester
54 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on improving catch rate in a rise and coping with a caenis hatch
58 How to...
Catch with terrestrials
62 Tackle advice
Simon Kidd advises on fishing vest choices
63 No-hackle Dun
Step-by-step to an easy Olive dry fly
66 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a highly effective Squirrel Nymph
70 Fastmail flies of the month
Six top patterns to try this summer
Peter Gathercole judges your flies tied to tempt daphnia-feeding trout and sets a new challenge
77 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including rods, waders and fly boxes
82 Fly-tying products
Tying with Scruffy Dubbing, coloured resins and fluorescent floss
OPINION & NEWS
What’s hot and who caught what?
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
Peter embarks on a new chapter in life
89 Airflo Spring Invitational
Results and tactics from this inaugural competition
Are you among this month’s badge winners?
95 Match news
The 2018 Spring Loch-style Home International
98 Wading in
Jeff Prest examines where stillwaters might be heading in the future
46 Subscription offer
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76 Reader offer
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