12 The beguiling pools of one of the River Tay’s finest salmon beats are explored by Rob Hardy

20 Chris McCully discovers the delights of Coniston Hall lake in the Yorkshire Dales

30 The Guash Fishing Club — small but perfectly formed

41 The skills required to be a modern gillie

54 Don Stazicker catches wild trout from a Welsh river once ravaged by pollution

72 The Arundell’s head instructor David Pilkington in conversation with Jim Coates


3 Editor’s welcome

26 Colin Macleod’s Hebridean diary

28 Letters to the editor

39 Trout Talk with Simon Cooper

40 Dani Morey’s View from the hut

52 Cockwill’s conundrum

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


79 Quick fix: Secure your cast

80 Expert advice on fishing tactics and fly-tying techniques

84 Rob Denson ties with poly-yarn

86 The art of dapping, by Colin Riach

91 Simon Sinclair on rivercraft

92 Stuart Foxall showcases a Brown Pulling Sedge


62 Take a peek inside the fly-box of Tweed boatman Craig Duncan

68 Six flies from young Americans John and Katie Demuth

96 Tempting new tackle, clothing and flies on the market

100 More fly-tying kit for your bench


8 First Cast

10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

101 Fishing reports and news

122 Troutmasters badge winners

125 Crossword competition

126 Property with fishing for sale

128 Reader offer: Greys wading jacket