12 A trip to northern Shetland proves an unforgettable experience for Fin Wilson

30 Andrew Flitcroft visits any-method Bewl Water to see how its fortunes have changed

44 Ally Bremner’s treasured tackle and memories

46 Alex Jardine finds absorbing sport on Somerset’s tiny River Tone

58 Don Stazicker’s guide to trout and grayling fishing on the mighty River Tweed

71 Jim Coates in conversation with John Henderson, whose career with Hardy’s of Alnwick spans 25 years


3 Editor’s welcome

8 First Cast

24 On the River with Dani Morey

26 Letters to the editor

37 Catch-and-release: The Oykel Way

41 Simon Cooper’s Trout Talk

43 Bob White is The Gillie


77 Recycle an old wading boot

78 Our experts help improve your sport in Game-fishers’ Surgery

82 Rob Denson showcases the beautiful peacock feather

84 Make the most of late-season sessions on small stillwaters

89 Stuart Foxall adds a modern twist to the Hot-spot Shrimp


21 Stan Headley celebrates the use of yellow in wet-flies

52 Argentinian Sebastián Pagano ties patterns for slow and fast water

68 Three salmon flies from the box of County Clare’s Eddie Corry

96 Tempting new tackle


10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

101 Fishing reports and news

121 Crossword competition

122 Troutmasters badge winners

124 Properties with fishing for sale

127 Scierra clothing reader offer

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole