6 In praise of variety
Jonathan Tomlinson catches blues, rainbows and a British record equalling tiger trout all from one lake
12 High noon
Jeff Prest meets two brothers who know how to catch on a very hot day at Balmule
18 Black magic
Stillwater specialist Peter Cockwill highlights the importance of fishing black dries through the season
24 Which flies for peaty water?
James Stokoe enjoys a session at his local Langley Dam – where author Catherine Cookson once lived
29 Rutland browns
Iain Barr catches a magnificent brownie that reminds him of the good old days
34 To stay or go?
Faced with a bright sun and a flat calm should you drift or anchor, fish Buzzers or dries?
40 How to play a fish
West country instructor Nick Hart explains...
The lifecycle and top imitations to try
WHERE TO FISH
51 UK waters
Four fisheries to visit this month
54 Spotlight on...
Blagdon Lake in North Somerset
56 Sailfish on fly
Globetrotter Matt Harris tempts the fastest fish in the sea
62 Advice squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions on leader length, furled leaders and clear water tactics
66 How to...
Paul Procter explains the tactics needed for targeting rising fish
70 New series: Snowbee advice
Simon Kidd on how to choose a sink-tip line
71 How to tie a CdC Olive Dun
Step-by-step sequence for tying an olive dry, the perfect summer fly
74 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Mini Montana
Peter Gathercole judges your sedge pupa imitations and sets a new tying challenge
83 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest tackle including rods and waders
88 Fly-tying gear
A new Fritz, bobbin holders and seal’s fur
OPINION & NEWS
Peter Cockwill and Don Coe predict that our future fisheries will be ‘any method’ to remain viable
Bob Carnill obituary, double-figure Rutland brown trout and much more...
The perils of fishing at night
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
This month’s badge winners plus your latest catch photographs
103 Match news
Iain Barr’s report on the Bob Church Classic
106 Wading in
Jeff Prest explores the dreaded fishery toilet!
48 Subscription offer
Subscribe to Trout Fisherman magazine this month and receive two waterproof fly boxes
90 Reader offer
Get a Greys Strata waistcoat for only £35