14 aFinlay Wilson celebrates one of our oldest fishing hotels

42 aAngler and author Dennis Moss shares the tackle and times that have shaped his fishing life

50 aA new dawn for salmon fishing on the Yokanga River is heralded by Matt Harris

90 aHead for Devon’s River Wolfe in high summer, writes Toby Coe


30 aPaul Procter stalks the clear waters of Hampshire’s lovely River Anton

74 A grayling-fishing compendium, by Don Stazicker

82 aJim Coates talks to Matt Hayes about TV and his passion for salmon fishing


3 Editor’s letter

8 First Cast

22 On the river with Marina Gibson

24 Letters to the editor

39 Simon Cooper’s chalkstream diary

41 Bob White is The Gillie

130 Giles Catchpole’s Last Cast


58 Peter Cockwill strikes gold at Swanswater Fishery

64 aIdentify overwintered fish and when to fish droppers with our Trout Surgery experts

68 aFormer Scottish International Keith Logan picks his favourite three trout flies

70 aGareth Jones shares his strategies for finding trout on big reservoirs


28 aRob Denson’s Roga Nymph is more than just a one-trick pony

46 aMeet creative Italian fly-dresser Alberto Salvini

89 aRoss Macdonald profiles an Irish pattern that pulses in peaty water

96 aA new batch of tackle goes under the microscope

100 Our pick of new fly-tying materials


10 Gallery

101 Fishing reports from around the UK and Ireland

121 Get a near half-price Hodgman wading jacket in time for spring

122 Troutmasters results

124 Bumper Christmas crossword

126 Dream properties with fishing