6 Daydreams on Dartmoor
Nick Hart catches pretty wild browns on Devon’s River Dart
Why fishing on-the-drop is such a good method on pressured stillwaters
18 Problems with Buzzers?
Peter Cockwill explains his winning ways with Buzzers during a visit to Manningford
24 The Rising Fishery
Jeff Prest reports from a fishery with fly-fishing for any species at its core
30 Genghis can
Steve Cullen fishes one of his secret early-season lure patterns on the drop with great results
36 Lines of communication
River specialist Massimo Magliocco on how to approach sections of fast water
41 Spring fly set-ups
Fly combinations to try in the spring
48 What’s hatching?
Buzzer hatches start in earnest this month
WHERE TO FISH
51 UK waters
Four top stillwaters to visit this month
54 Spotlight on....
58 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your angling queries
62 How to...
Tempt fish from hill tarns
66 Tackle advice
Snowbee’s Simon Kidd on sun protection
67 Tie the Flexi-Worm
Peter Gathercole ties a simple but deadly early-season stillwater pattern
70 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Hopper Popper
74 Fastmail’s spring Buzzers
Phil Dixon picks six top patterns for April
Peter Gathercole judges your early-season Buzzer patterns and sets a new challenge
81 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest tackle including rods, reels and lines
88 Fly-tying products
A look at rabbit zonker strips, peacock dubbing and a compact UV torch
OPINION & NEWS
Avington’s new staff, Sportfish show and more...
92 Sparctics are here!
Russ Symons samples the new sparctic trout sport at Hawkridge Reservoir
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
Peter on rule-breakers and respecting your quarry
Are you amongst this month’s badge winners?
103 Match news
Iain Barr on the transition from lures to nymphs
106 Wading in
Jeff Prest shares the views of women anglers and how the sport can encourage their participation
46 Subscription offer
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86 Reader offer
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