12 George Barron explores the remote bays of Nant y Moch Reservoir in West Wales

26 Fishing the iconic daddy long-legs on stillwaters with Peter Cockwill

36 Grayling Society stalwart Rod Calbrade’s treasured items

38 Stunning scenery and silver shoals greet Colin Macleod on the Isle of Lewis

50 Autumn sees Paul Procter focus his attention on daytime sedge-feeders

60 Gareth Jones goes afloat at Blagdon Lake to hunt big rainbow and brown trout

70 Jim Coates in conversation with experienced Tay gillie Tony Black


3 Editor’s welcome

8 First Cast

22 On the River with Dani Morey

24 Letters to the editor

33 Simon Cooper’s Trout Talk

35 Bob White is The Gillie

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


79 How to store fly-lines over winter

80 T&S experts solve your problems in Game-fishers’ Surgery

84 Rob Denson makes the most of mobile marabou

86 Tips on modifying your leader at the waterside from Don Stazicker

91 Stuart Foxall tweaks a proven autumn shrimp pattern


47 The importance of orange in loch-style flies, examined by Stan Headley

68 Proven patterns from one of Scotland’s most successful competition anglers

96 A look at some of the latest kit including an Airflo reel and Orvis wading boots


10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

100 Reader offer: Greys wading jacket

101 Fishing reports and news

123 Crossword competition

124 Troutmasters badge winners

126 Property with fishing for sale