12 An Icelandic sea-trout adventure with Matt Harris

26 Paul Procter stalks five types of trout at beautiful Otter Tarn in the Lake District

40 The tackle and fishing memories of Cumbrian rod Daniel Calderbank

42 Stan Headley heads to Loch Tay to catch spring salmon on the fly56 Jim Coates is in conversation with retiring Welsh gillie Cyril Fox

66 A glass-cased trout leads George Barron to one of the prettiest lakes in Wales

90 A tribute to Wendy Gibson, who is hanging up her bobbin after almost four decades of teaching people to tie flies


3 Editor’s welcome

22 Letters to the editor

39 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

122 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


75 Quick fix: tippet ring connection

76 Waterside wisdom from our team of expert fishers

80 New series: Anatomy of a fly

82 How fly colour can determine your success on stillwaters

87 Simon Sinclair on spring salmon

88 Tie the Willie Gunn Spey Tail


50 Midlands bank-fisher Geoffrey Allsop shares three favourite flies for reservoir trout

99 Vision, Mackenzie and Patagonia gear reviewed

102 New fly-tying products


8 First Cast

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

103 Fishing reports and news

116 Troutmasters badge winners

118 Reader offer: Greys wading jacket

119 Crossword competition