6 Your first...
We share your fly-fishing ‘firsts’
8 Did I lose a record grayling?
Steve Cullen recalls a memorable session on a Yorkshire chalkstream
14 Think like a matchman
Gareth Jones explains why it pays to have an adaptable line of attack
20 Primed for action
Paul Richardson adopts a two-rod approach to find the right method after a hot summer
26 Simply Buzzing
Don’t write off the humble Buzzer in winter. We find out why at Scotland’s Bangour fishery
32 Autumn tips
Top tips as the waters cool and winter approaches
34 Follow the wind
Mike Thrussell uses a proven theory when tackling a stillwater for the first time
38 Fry-feeding time
All you need to know about the trout’s main prey at fry-bashing time, plus 10 top patterns to try now
42 In search of big browns
Top tactics from Rob Edmunds
WHERE TO FISH
47 UK waters
Four top fisheries to visit this month
50 Spotlight on...
London’s Walthamstow Reservoirs
52 Advice squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions
56 How to...
Search a river – expert tips from Paul Procter
61 Flashback Cruncher
Peter Gathercole ties a nymph that will serve you well around the weedbeds
64 Flybox fillers
Step-by-step instructions for a simple but effective mini Buzzer, perfect as winter approaches
68 Fastmail flies
Phil Dixon picks six mobile lures to try this winter
Peter Gathercole judges your fur-strip wing patterns and sets a new tying challenge
75 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest tackle including rods, lines and clothing
80 Fly-tying products
Predator hooks, squirrel dubbing and more...
OPINION & NEWS
46 Barbed v barbless hooks
Three TF contributors give us their views
Latest from the trout scene
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
Why Peter prefers fishing in company rather than solitude as the years go by
Are you among this month’s badge winners?
91 Troutmasters final
How the top three anglers caught their fish and our promise to deliver the correct results
95 Iain Barr
Troutmasters was such a great day out
98 Wading in
Jeff Prest finds himself alone at a fishery and craves someone to talk to! No one cares!
60 Subscription offer
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74 Readers’ offer
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