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6 Your first
Readers share stories of their fly-fishing ‘firsts’


8 Go with the flow
Steve Cullen’s indepth guide to fish location on rivers during low water

15 Start salmon fishing
Jeff Prest visits the ideal place to begin – the Dunkeld House Hotel beat on the River Tay

20 Grafham on form
After a dull 2018 season, the Cambridgeshire venue is back on form, as Iain Barr discovers

26 Goldenloch
Jeff Prest learns about autumn tactics at this Scottish small water

30 Fry feeders
Russ Symons tackles the hungry rainbows at his local Wimbleball Reservoir

34 All hell breaks loose
Peter Cockwill puts stalking tactics to the test at clear water Chalk Springs fishery


40 Fry-feeder set-ups
Reservoir ace Rob Edmunds selects his top four set-ups for late season fry-feeders

42 Mobile fry patterns
Phil Dixon picks his favourite six from the Fastmail collection


47 UK waters
Details of three top trout fisheries from around the country to visit this month

50 Spotlight on...
Late autumn bank and boat hotspots, tactics and flies for Rutland Water

52 Snook on the fly in Belize
Tempting these hard-fighting fish from line-breaking snags is an experience you’ll never forget!


58 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on feeding depths and match fishing

62 How to...
Understand rivers with expert Paul Procter


67 The Popper Minkie
Follow Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step

70 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Quill Emerger

74 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your wet and nymph-style Corixa entries and sets a new challenge


79 Gear on test
Robbie Winram reviews new rods, leader material, a waterproof jacket and more...

83 Fly-tying products
Synthetic tapered biots plus two useful tools


46 Catch memories
Dave Malpas recalls an incredible salmon session!

84 News
Latest news on the trout scene plus match results and interviews

87 Cockwill
Looking back at the pressure of producing the goods while on feature days for TF

88 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

90 Iain Barr
A quick rule change moan before sharing fry feeding tactics

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

98 Wading in
Jeff Prest recalls his memories of the late great Bob Church


73 Subscription offer
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78 Reader offer
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