12 Discover why Grogarry loch is a favourite Hebridean retreat for trout-fisher Finlay Wilson

28 Andrew Flitcroft is given a spinning masterclass on a gorgeous Welsh stream

44 Author Mark Wormald shares his treasured angling items

46 Jon Beer explores remote trout lochs in Shetland

56 Jim Coates talks to Mark Paterson about salmon behaviour, hatcheries and mentors

63 How to make the most of your next boat- or bank -fishing trip to Draycote Water in the English Midlands


3 Editor’s welcome

20 Colin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

22 Letters to the editor

39 Trout Talk with Simon Cooper

41 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

42 Cockwill’s conundrum

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


73 Quick fix: tangle-free trips

74 Trout- and salmon-fishing wisdom from our team of experts

78 Foam benefits with Rob Denson

80 Tips for catching grayling on dry- fly this autumn, with Paul Procter

85 Simon Sinclair on drop and hang

86 Stuart Foxall ties an Olive Frances


90 Reviewed: a Euro-nymph outfit, fly-fishing waistcoat and six-piece salmon rods

92 Don Stazicker tests the latest batch of cassette reels

100 Our pick of new fly-tying materials


8 First Cast

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

97 Reader offer: Greys Streamflex rod

101 Fishing reports and news

121 Crossword competition

122 Troutmasters badge winners

124 Properties with fishing for sale