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6 Jet off to Iceland
Peter Gathercole and pals enjoy the newly-opened West Ranga’s wild browns


12 Cool springs
Peter Cockwill takes advantage of Bigwell Fishery’s cold water on a scorching hot day

18 Bring me sunshine
Nick Halstead’s tips on how to catch in the heat on small waters

24 Catch corixa feeders
Gareth Jones catches free-rising trout on dries at Eyebrook Reservoir

30 Taps to takes!
10 top tips to beat fish taking short

32 Cast down the line
Target brown trout lying along the edge of the weed line at an upland water


37 Sedge
The stages to imitate and top patterns


39 UK waters
Four top trout fisheries to visit this month

42 Dry fly, Italian style
Central Italy’s Nera river is a classic dry fly stream well worth investigation

46 La Cascade
A newly-established fishery in northern France

50 Spotlight on...
Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire


52 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your fly-fishing questions

56 How to...
Beat the heat on rivers


61 Soft-hackle Sedge Pupa
Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step instructions for a late summer fly

64 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties an Elk Hair Caddis, one of the most popular adult sedge imitations

68 Fastmail flies
Phil Dixon picks his top September fly patterns

70 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your terrestrial imitations and sets a new fly-tying challenge


75 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including Daiwa Wilderness rods and Vision Vibe line

80 Fly-tying products
Cam-lever vices, threads and feathers


74 Book reviews
Jeffrey Prest reviews two recent additions to the fly-fishing library

82 News
Latest news from the trout scene

84 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

86 Cockwill
Why we should respect our fish farmers

87 Junior Troutmasters final
A full report from Thrunton Long Crag and the excellent standard of the youngsters taking part

91 Troutmasters
Are you among this month’s badge winners?

95 Iain Barr
The importance of the Booby-Basher sinking line

98 Wading in
Jeff Prest’s funny observations from the Junior Troutmasters final


60 Subscription offer
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74 Reader offer
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