TROUT & SALMON MARCH 2022 ISSUE

TROUT & SALMON MARCH 2022 ISSUE

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INSPIRATION

12 Finlay Wilson explores the picturesque River Whiteadder

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

39 Two very different pools cast a spell over Paul Procter

46 David Pilkington’s treasured mementoes

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

56 Leek & District FFA celebrate 50 years in beautiful Dovedale

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

74 Estuary 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

COMMENT

3 Editor’s welcome

8 First Cast

20 Colin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

22 Letters to the editor

37 Trout Talk with Simon Cooper

38 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole

THE KNOWLEDGE

87 Quick fix: a neat landing net

88 Our game surgery experts offer solutions to improve your sport

92 Rob Denson focuses on fritz

94 A guide to tying and fishing the hugely successful Humungous

99 Stuart Foxall modifies a March Brown dry-fly

TACKLE & FLY-TYING

33 Stan Headley explains why black loch flies are so lethal

64 Three river patterns chosen by chalkstream guide Gilly Bate

82 Nadica and Igor Stancev showcase six flies from North Macedonia

102 This month’s pick of new tackle

105 New fly-tying products to try

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

REGULARS

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

108 Reader offer: neoprene waders

109 Fishing reports and news

123 Crossword competition

124 Troutmasters badge winners

126 Property with fishing for sale

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