TROUT & SALMON APRIL 2022 ISSUE

TROUT & SALMON APRIL 2022 ISSUE

by Trout and Salmon |

INSPIRATION

12 Andrew Flitcroft experiences electric sport in pursuit of Lough Mask’s daphnia-feeders

28 Words of wisdom from Don Stazicker as a new river trout season gets underway

48 Renowned Borders casting instructor Eoin Fairgrieve’s treasured tackle

50 Jim Coates talks to salmon addict Art Merk

58 Beautiful Caladail Loch in the north-west Highlands turns on the charm for Finlay Wilson

67 Paul Procter shares memories of two of his favourite trout pools

COMMENT

3 Editor’s welcome

22 Colin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

26 Letters to the editor

43 Trout Talk with Simon Cooper

45 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

46 Cockwill’s conundrum

146 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole

THE KNOWLEDGE

83 Quick fix: reduce luggage

84 Seasonal advice from our panel of expert anglers

88 Rob Denson ties with Flexi-floss

90 How to make a simple knot guard

94 Fly of the month by Stuart Foxall

96 Simon Sinclair takes a light-hearted look at buzzer fishing

TACKLE & FLY-TYING

39 Stan Headley shines a light on white loch flies

74 Six exacting patterns from Ireland’s Peter Driver

80 Inside Jack Westbury’s fly-box

98 Tempting new tackle

100 Ten 14ft salmon rods tested

105 2022 Gear Guide

REGULARS

8 First Cast

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

121 Fishing reports and news

138 Troutmasters badge winners

140 Crossword competition

141 Reader offer: Hardy Fortuna reel

142 Property with fishing for sale

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