14 aImagine every cast with Fin Wilson as he fishes one of Scotland’s most sought-after salmon beats

40 River Wear angler Frank Bell shares cherished memories

49 aJon Beer recounts an extraordinary fishing trip to the Highlands

84 aWimbleball Lake is making a comeback, as Toby Coe discovered14 aFinlay Wilson celebrates one of our oldest fishing hotels


28 aChris McCully explores a pair of attractive trout lakes in Norfolk run by a forward-thinking club

54 Trouting in rural Westmorland with Paul Procter

78 aWest Highland salmon-fisher John MacIsaac talks to Jim Coates

92 aDon Stazicker tries a novel nymphing technique on the Derbyshire Wye

30 aPaul Procter stalks the clear waters of Hampshire’s lovely River Anton


3 Editor’s letter

8 First cast

22 On the river with Marina Gibson

24 Letters to the editor

37 Simon Cooper’s trout diary

39 Bob White is The Gillie

130 Giles Catchpole looks forward


62 aPeter Cockwill revisits his Cornish roots at Innis Trout Fishery

68 Our expert team help you get more from your stillwater fishing

72 aInvicta FFC member Joan Russell selects three of her favourite flies

74 aAndrew Flitcroft explains what makes the top ten per cent of anglers so successful


26 aFew trout can resist the charm of Rob Denson’s Crippled Goat

44 aIcelandic guide Guðmundur Atli Ásgeirsson shares six of his surefire patterns

91 aThe Eany Tailfire offers movement and stability, says Ross Macdonald

100 New tackle for 2021

104 The latest fly-tying products


10 Gallery

105 aFishing reports from around the UK and Ireland

121 aStay warm in this Hodgman Hyperdry Down jacket

122 Troutmasters results

124 Dream properties with fishing

126 Crossword competition