Contents April 2006


***Early Season Special***

22 It’s Opening Day!

Whitwell Creek on Rutland Water is an ideal location to start an early season session for the bank angler. By using a couple of simple techniques and even simpler fly patterns, the newcomer to reservoir fishing can get a flying start and finish the day with a bag of hard-fighting rainbows. Andy Petherick met Julian Hubbard to find out all…


***Early Season Special***

28 The Shaw-Fire Method

First-class female fly fisher Sue Shaw takes to one of her favourite waters – Bewl – by boat to demonstrate an imitative technique that the spring rainbows just love. It’s all about location and a method with one of Bewl’s deadliest patterns that will make your opening day session one to remember!



44 Life’s A Beach

With more and more forward-thinking fly anglers turning to saltwater for some of the UK’s finest sport, we’ve decided that it’s about time we dedicated some pages to the UK saltwater scene. Austen Goldsmith – an established Cornish fly guide – takes the reigns of our new series and in this first episode looks to the future and what it holds for us anglers…and the fish!


60 Spring Salmon Basics

It’s your first trip to a salmon river in spring. The air is mild for the time of year and the river is just falling after a rise in water. A gleaming silver fish head and tails as it enters the tail of the pool. What now? Glyn Freeman explains just what to do; he covers tackle, tactics and watercraft to give you the best possible chance of putting one the UK’s most prized game fish in the net.


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