12tFinlay Wilson explores the picturesque River Whiteadder

26tSub-zero conditions challenge Rob Hardy at Toft Newton reservoir

39tTwo very different pools cast a spell over Paul Procter

46tDavid Pilkington’s treasured mementoes

48tExperience the ultimate thrill of catching a spring-run salmon

56tLeek & District FFA celebrate 50 years in beautiful Dovedale

68tJim Coates talks to Ken Reid about his lifelong involvement with salmon fishing

74tEstuary bass on fly — Chris McCully goes on a voyage of discovery

12 George Barron enjoys a day away from it all at the serene Teifi Pools


3tEditor’s welcome

8tFirst Cast

20tColin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

22tLetters to the editor

37tTrout Talk with Simon Cooper

38tDani Morey’s View from the hut

130tLast Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


87tQuick fix: a neat landing net

88tOur game surgery experts offer solutions to improve your sport

92tRob Denson focuses on fritz

94tA guide to tying and fishing the hugely successful Humungous

99tStuart Foxall modifies a March Brown dry-fly


33tStan Headley explains why black loch flies are so lethal

64tThree river patterns chosen by chalkstream guide Gilly Bate

82tNadica and Igor Stancev showcase six flies from North Macedonia

102tThis month’s pick of new tackle

105tNew fly-tying products to try

42 Stan Headley investigates the appeal of claret in loch-style flies


10tGallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

108tReader offer: neoprene waders

109tFishing reports and news

123tCrossword competition

124tTroutmasters badge winners

126tProperty with fishing for sale