TROUT & SALMON MAY 2022 ISSUE

TROUT & SALMON MAY 2022 ISSUE

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INSPIRATION

12 The Spey’s longest tributary puts on the charm for Rob Hardy

30 Scot Steve Cullen feels right at home on Leicestershire’s pine-fringed Thornton Reservoir

44 Professor Michael Bibby’s favourite tackle items

46 On the Wiltshire Avon, Paul Procter searches for clues to beetle-feeding brownies

56 Jim Coates discusses salmon tactics and challenges with Ayrshire expert Bill Gracie

68 Don Stazicker explores the effect of wind on water, trout and our fishing prospects

76 Bright skies and low water don’t deter Stan Headley in his quest for an Arran sea-trout

COMMENT

3 Editor’s welcome

22 Colin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

24 Letters to the editor

39 Trout Talk with Simon Cooper

41 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

42 Cockwill’s conundrum

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole

THE KNOWLEDGE

83 Quick fix: the car boot trug

84 Salmon and trout fishing insights from our panel of experts

88 Rob Denson on synthetic dubbing

90 Catching big fish on light tackle with Rob Edmunds

95 Simon Sinclair’s nymphing advice

96 Tying the Monnow Mayfly

TACKLE & FLY-TYING

64 David Park shares three favourite river trout patterns

98 A first look at new tackle including bespoke scoop nets and Hardy’s 150th anniversary reel

103 Fly-tying products to try at your vice

REGULARS

8 First Cast

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

105 Fishing reports and news

122 Troutmasters badge winners

124 Reader offer: river trout kit

125 Crossword competition

126 Find a dream home with fishing

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