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12 Loch Rannoch is the scene of a memorable fishing session for a smitten Finlay Wilson

24 Tony Carmody’s guide to the affordable Castleconnell salmon fishery on the River Shannon

36 How an imaginary fishing club became a reality during lockdown

46 Fishing newcomer Mell Dunwell’s cherished tackle and flies

48 Peter Cockwill and Lee Hooper join forces as the sun beats down on Avon Springs fishery

58 Don Stazicker visits Wiltshire’s River Nadder just after the mayfly hatch has ended

70 Jim Coates talks to Murray Stewart, the man behind one of the sport’s most desirable fly reels


3 Editor’s welcome

8 First Cast

20 On the River with Dani Morey

22 Letters to the editor

43 Simon Cooper’s Trout Talk

45 Bob White is The Gillie

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


77 Quick fixes with a marker pen

78 Our Game Surgery experts offer advice to improve your sport

82 Get the best out of rabbit fur

84 Rob Edmunds’ top tips for fishing a small stillwater in summer

89 Stuart Foxall sings the praises of the humble F Fly


33 Stan Headley’s history of Pennells

54 Six tempting patterns from South African tyer Gordon van der Spuy

64 A peek inside the stillwater fly-box of tackle developer Steve Cullen

92 New season tackle reviewed

96 Clive Mitchelhill tests the new crop of 9ft five-weight rods


10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

101 Fishing reports and news

122 Troutmasters badge winners

124 Property

126 Reader offer

127 Crossword competition

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