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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...


45 Olives
The lifecycle and top imitations to try


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

78 Flymasters
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


50 Investigation
Peter Cockwill and Don Coe predict that our future fisheries will be ‘any method’ to remain viable

92 News
Bob Carnill obituary, double-figure Rutland brown trout and much more...

95 Cockwill
The perils of fishing at night

96 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

98 Troutmasters
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