12 The pull of the Teifi. Tony Bostock reveals why this beautiful river has charmed him for decades

28 Discover the secrets of a Midlands club’s longevity

42 Andrew McGall explains why he takes his salmon flies with a splash of pink

46 Jon Beer shares fond memories of his treasured angling possessions

52 At Ghyll Head in Cumbria, Paul Procter enjoys sparkling dry-fly and buzzer sport

60 With tent and rod packed, Finlay Wilson sets out to catch the stunning wild trout of Fetlar

70 Jim Coates chats with influential salmon-fisher Ally Gowans


3 Editor’s welcome

22 Colin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

24 Letters to the editor

37 Trout Talk with Simon Cooper

39 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

40 Cockwill’s conundrum

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


77 Quick fix: keep hooks sharp

78 Trout troubles? Salmon setbacks? Our experts are here to help

82 Rob Denson has fun with tinsel

84 A guide to loch-style wet-fly fishing with Stan Headley

88 Stuart Foxall ties a sea-trout lure

90 Simon Sinclair on trout intellect


58 A glimpse inside England international Simon Kidd’s river dry-fly box

94 New tackle: rods from Vision and Guideline, reels from Alfa and Hardy, Rio’s new Midge Tip fly- line and a super-slim fly-box


8 First Cast

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

101 Fishing reports and news

120 Troutmasters badge winners

123 Crossword competition

125 Reader offer: waders and boots

126 Property with fishing for sale