Trout & Salmon

Trout and Salmon magazine has been the Voice of Game-Fishing since 1955. Every month the finest contributors in the sport deliver informative, inspirational and entertaining writing, offering sage advice on locations, tackle and tactics with beautiful photography. If you are searching for a new place to fish, Trout and Salmon’s Fishing Reports are a collectable record of the state of Britain and Ireland’s major game fisheries and have become an important archive for all fly-fishers. Trout and Salmon magazine is also a forum for debate of the most contentious issues that dominate fly-fishing today.

Here's a look inside the August 2011 issue, courtesy of the 'Contents' page:

Paradise Found

Paul Procter in praise of the River Eden, a Cumbrian gem that ticks all the trout-fishing boxes.

Salmon Surprises
Richard Baker is confounded by the Coquet at Guyzance Hall, a mercurial river that on its day can offer the very best of salmon and sea-trout sport.

Time For A Floater
Andrew Flitcroft suggests ways to enjoy the cream of reservoir dry-fly sport this month.

Casting Clouts On Crai
Unseasonably warm weather lures Jon Beer into discarding winter woollies and heading into Wales for a date with some feisty reservoir trout.

Kingdom Of The Coch
High in the hills near Harlech are a brace of wild waters that host a famous hatch of beetle. Wynn Davies timed his visit to perfection.

Low-Water Salmon Flies
For Ian Wilson, a chance to rummage in a job lot of fishing tackle suggests a whole new approach to dressing tiny low-water tube-flies.

Trout & Salmon MagazineFEATURES & TACKLE
Keepers Of The Chalk

Graham Mole interviews John Dennis, keeper on the Hampshire Avon's Royalty Fishery.

Fly Only?
After years of chucking out ironmongery, John Richardson relates how and why his spinning rods rarely see the light of day these days.

In The Wake Of Mr. Bridgett
Stan Headley fishes Katrine, a favourite loch of one of Scotland's most famous fishermen, and now fishable once more after a ten-year break.

Memorable Fish
A gallery of readers' catch pictures.

A Latin Twist
This trio of sinuous sea-trout flies – and the clever way their hooks are attached – were born in the Americas but now prove themselves in South Wales, writes Steffan Jones.

To Stock Or Not To Stock?
Mixing stocked trout with wild fish can have its benefits, says Paul Gaskell of the Wild Trout Trust, but get it wrong and it could have a negative impact on your fishery – and waste club funds.

Life In Puddles
The S&TA's take on the spring drought.

Fly Me To The Maine
Gardiner Mitchell encounters dollaghan, salmon and sea-trout only ten minutes from Belfast International Airport.


The latest from the world of game-fishing.

Letters To The Editor
Your views on game-fishing matters.

Salmon-Fisher's Surgery
Crawford Little answers readers' queries.

Next Month

Find out what's in the September issue.

What's New?
The latest tackle reviewed.

Trout & Salmon's pick of the best new fly-tying materials.

Book Reviews
Summer reading for fishers.

Reader Offer
A salmon kit for only £149.99 – Pflueger rod, Greys reel and Greys spey line.

Property Watch
Derek Bingham on houses with fishing.

Prize Crossword
Four chances to win a Fulling Mill Gold XT double-handed rod worth £359.95.

Fish Of The Month
Catch a memorable fish and win a Sharpe's rod.

Last Cast
Giles Catchpole on the realities of getting a foot on the salmon-fishing ladder.

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