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06 Magical Mays Don’t think that those mayflies are the preserve only of the English chalkstreams. Dominic Garnett reveals a small water where sport is fast and furious.
12 News We take a more in-depth look at all the relevant news and reports affecting the UK’s fly fishers.
16 A Welsh Gem
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The River Usk – a once-fantastic salmon fishery – is getting back to its best. Terry Thomas looks closely at this wonderful river.
20 PostBag Share your ideas and opinions, and even any gripes. Drop us a line and you could be lucky enough to win a great prize.
24 Marvellous Mouthfuls In this month’s Match The Hatch, John Pearson and six-times English National Rivers Champion John Tyzack reveal how you can achieve consistent sport when the mayflies are on the water.
30 Some Enchanted Evening
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Do you want to be a better angler? “Try joining a boat league – you could learn an awful lot more about the sport,” advises Roger Mortimer.
34 Q&A If you have a problem that needs solving or a question in search of an answer, our panel of experts is here to help you.
NEW SERIES 37 The Academy Find out how to look after your fly rod, tie the Waterhen Buzzer, find fish in a concrete bowl and which leader setup you should use this month.
NEW SERIES 44 Steve Thornton’s Signature Flies World-famous fly tyer Steve Thornton shows you how to tie and fish his deadly little Rhyac pattern. It’s just the job for running water.
50 Keep In Control Paul Richardson unveils a deadly technique for fishing nymphs and buzzers, which he demonstrates to deadly effect on a visit to Lincolnshire’s Toft Newton Reservoir.
56 The Shucks Olive
Russ Dyer is a bit of a tinkerer when it comes to fly patterns, and spooning a trout a couple of seasons ago brought to light a nymph he just had to tie – but will it work?
60 Fly-Tying Masters II Yet again there have been some wonderful flies sent in to us for this competition. This month, see which CDC patterns made the top three.
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