6 Fish in the freezer
Make the most of sport through winter
12 The lure of Swanswater
Features editor Jeffrey Prest discusses sunshine and sparkle at this Stirlingshire stillwater
16 When sport is a breeze
Paul Richardson catches rainbows, tigers and browns at Ellerdine Lakes
22 Fast and far off
Mike Thrussell and son study conditions and work out the day’s method at Chirk Trout Fishery
26 The same, only different
Why you should never assume that two lakes at one venue will fish the same
32 Winter fishing
Quick pointers to successful late season outings
34 Target the majestic grayling
Fred Bainbridge reveals his top tips for catching the ‘lady of the stream’ through winter
WHERE TO FISH
41 UK waters
Four top fisheries to visit this month
44 Escape to Kodiak
No electricity or gadgetry, just you, salmon and the largest bears on earth!
50 Spotlight on...
Hotspots for Ravensthorpe Reservoir
52 Advice squad
TF’s experts solve your flyfishing problems
56 How to...
Cope with educated trout
60 Snowbee advice
How to choose the right landing net
61 Pink Quill Nymph
How to tie an effective bead-head pattern for winter grayling
Peter Gathercole judges your mobile lure patterns, and sets this month’s tying challenge
68 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Traffic Light PTN
71 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including Hardy’s new Horizon fly lines
76 Fly-tying products
Lamps and magnifiers, capes and ‘effect’ threads
OPINION & NEWS
What’s new on the trout scene, plus Scottish news.
Should pike in Ireland’s western trout loughs be managed or simply left alone?
Taking a break from the finished product, Peter looks at how the trout-rearing process begins.
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
84 Read on the fly
Jeffrey Prest reviews two new flyfishing books
This month’s badge winners and catch pictures
89 Troutmasters final
All the results and tactics from the prestigious Draycote Water final
95 Match news
Iain Barr celebrates team and individual successes
98 Wading in
The more off-piste recollections from Jeff Prest’s latest Scottish tour...
31 Subscription offer
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40 Reader offer
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