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Today’s flyfisher Next month’s issue – on sale April 13th
Contents April 2006
8In The Loop Catch up with the latest news stories in the world of game angling, including the latest on Bewl Water’s early season nightmare!
12Letters The pick of the postbag… and your comments on all things fly fishing.
16Agent X Pennine Fishery in Lancashire is a big name in small-stillwater fishing. Is the reputation for great facilities and monster trout deserved?
***EARLY SEASON SPECIAL*** 22It’s Opening Day! Do you fancy some first-time bank fishing on a reservoir giant? It needn’t be daunting...
***EARLY SEASON SPECIAL*** 28The Shaw-Fire Method At the start of the season, Sue Shaw explains a boats-and-buzzers method that can’t fail.
34Q&A This time last year Draycote produced a 14lb brown trout to a special technique – so just how do you go about specimen hunting on our big waters?
38Charles Jardine – Troubleshooter Angling supremo Charles visits Ellerdine Fishery where he takes a reader under his wing to help iron out those common faults.
44Life’s A Beach Introducing our brand-new, UK-saltwater pages! Saltwater fly guide Austen Goldsmith reviews the past, the present and the future of this exciting branch of the sport.
46Bass Boat Bonanza The revolution that could be coming to seaside towns! We take a ‘day ticket’ trip, bassing out of Poole Harbour – you won’t believe the results.
53Reader Review This month’s roundup of your views on some of the latest kit to hit tackle-shop shelves.
54Tackle Monster The fishing waistcoat that beats all fishing waistcoats? Check it out, along with all sorts of new gizmos about to storm the scene.
60Spring-Salmon Basics Glyn Freeman explains all you need to know to track down the ultimate prize in UK fly fishing – a gleaming, silver spring salmon…
66Casting School … and to get that fly to that springer Glyn demonstrates the simple steps to a perfect double-Spey cast.
70Life Of A Flyfisher The world’s most beautiful game fish in the world’s most isolated wilderness; John Bailey visits Greenland in search of arctic char.
79TFF’s 2006 Reader Survey Tell us what YOU want from a modern fly fishing magazine and you could win one of the planet’s most desirable fly outfits.
83£1,000 Greys Competition Those clever folk at Greys have done it again and designed what has to be some of the best river rods going. Read on and win one!
84 Competition Scene Roving reporter Stuart Fraser delivers the lowdown on recent results in UK competition fly fishing.
88 The Flies To Catch Fish Here’s TFF’s top-four, dead-cert fish-foolers for early season shenanigans.
94Tying Tricks How on earth are Tesco’s bags of oranges going to help catch more buzzer-feeding trout? We thought you’d never ask...
108 Stopwatch Can an ex-captain of Scotland complete a sixfish challenge on Menteith?
11425 Quick Questions In the first part of this new series, John Horsey answers a selection of our serious (hmmm!) questions on life, food, music and – oh yes – fly fishing.
08 Today’s flyfisher April 2006