6 Your first
Readers share stories of their fly-fishing ‘firsts’
Iain Barr takes full advantage of Chew’s shallow, weed-fringed bays
14 West coast brownies
Prize-winners enjoy the majesty of Ireland’s loughs Mask and Conn
20 Odd one in
Hanningfield is Northumbrian Waters’ outlying asset in Essex!
25 Bugs for blues
Faced with some wily trout at Rockbourne fishery Russ Symons knows which fly to turn to...
30 Set your alarm!
Rob Edmunds makes an early start to find some quality reservoir residents
34 Boiling hot
When faced with the heat of summer, aerators and boils offer the best chance of success
36 Summer favourites
Six top flies to fish through the hot weather
WHERE TO FISH
41 UK waters
Four top trout fisheries to visit this month
44 Pottishaw Fishery
A Scottish fishery where the trout aren’t the only ones on the feed
50 Spotlight on...
Esthwaite Water in the Lake District
52 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on Lake of Menteith tactics, fluorocarbon and rising fish
55 Fly-fishing gadgets
Paul Procter picks his top accessories
59 The Big Red
Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step to a stillwater favourite dry fly
62 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Flash ‘Bach’ Diawl, a proven fish-catcher on waters large and small
Peter Gathercole judges your terrestrial patterns and sets a new challenge
73 Gear on test
Robbie Winram reviews Wychwood luggage, Airflo wading boots and Vision’s Hybrid jacket, plus the latest fly-tying products
80 The evolution of a carp fly rod
Carp on fly specialist Dave Felce helps develop a carp fly rod
OPINIONS & NEWS
40 Catch memories
Dave Malpas’ memories of swearing priests on Ireland’s River Moy
Potential carp on fly record and other news from the trout scene
A look behind the scenes of Peter’s memorable trips to Jurassic Lake
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
88 Iain Barr
Algal blooms don’t always mean ‘unfishable’ waters, says former world champion
Are you among this month’s badge winners?
94 Junior Troutmasters Final
The winning tactics and stories from the big event at Thrunton fishery
98 Wading in
Jeff Prest’s amusing tale of something we can all relate to – ripped waders!
72 Reader offer
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99 Subscription offer
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