TROUT & SALMON MARCH ISSUE

TROUT & SALMON MARCH ISSUE

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INSPIRATION

12 Paul Procter finds seclusion and feisty trout in a little-known Cumbrian reservoir

40 Tackle expert Allan Shephard’s favourite fishing items

76 A trout-fisher’s getaway in Northumberland, experienced by Andrew Flitcroft

93 Digby Lewis recalls his perilous pursuit of the African mpasa

ADVICE

26 Reservoir legend John Wadham shares wisdom with Rob Hardy

44 Ways to improve your chances of catching a spring salmon

84 Stan Headley argues that we should allow nature to stock more of our stillwaters

86 Jim Coates chats to Welsh maestro Steffan Jones about the dark art of targeting sea-trout

COMMENT

3 Editor’s letter

8 First Cast

20 On the River with Marina Gibson

22 Letters to the editor

37 Simon Cooper’s chalkstream diary

39 Bob White is The Gillie

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole

THE STILLWATER ANGLER

56 Peter Cockwill visits Markle Fisheries near Edinburgh

62 Three favourite nymphs selected by Ed Foster, former Team England captain

64 Our Trout Surgery experts offer advice on barbless hooks and finding an all-round reservoir rod

68 Rob Edmunds shares his fly strategy for opening day

TACKLE & FLYTYING

25 Rob Denson transforms a sacrificial fly into a fish-taker

34 The Banana Shrimp is a fly that will put a bend in your rod,says Ross Macdonald

50 Six striking patterns from Polish couple Arek and Agnieszka Kubale

100 New season tackle reviewed

104 Our pick of new fly-tying materials

REGULARS

10 Gallery

105 Fishing reports from around the UK and Ireland

120 Troutmasters results

123 Get a great deal on a Mackenzie six-piece salmon rod

125 Crossword competition

126 Dream properties with fishing

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