Trout & Salmon May 2020

Trout & Salmon magazine has been the voice of fly fishing since 1955. Every issue, the world’s most respected writers and experts in salmon, trout and sea-trout fishing contribute inspirational articles, along with beautiful photography from the world’s finest game-fishing destinations. Learn from expert fishermen who describe the latest tactics and flies that are bringing success. Read our guides on the UK's best game fisheries. See what's being caught with our authoritative record documenting the state of Britain and Ireland’s wild game fisheries. And decide on your latest kit purchase with the best comparison tests in fly fishing.

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editor’s letter

I’VE JUST BOUGHT MY SEASON TICKET. I usually wait until April, but, as I write in mid-March, who knows what restrictions coronavirus will force upon us in the coming weeks? I thought I’d be able to self-isolate on the banks of Rutland Water. It would keep my family in fresh trout while the supermarket mayhem continues. I can think of no better place. But will I be allowed? The restrictions are moving at such speed. For now, the reservoir is brimful following winter’s unprecedented rainfall, so with a fresh ticket and a box of small Buzzers I thought I’d make an early cast. I kept it simple: deep water, a full floater, 20ft of 7lb fluorocarbon, and three flies. I cast, took up the slack and did nothing. Static buzzers are…

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can’t buy a print copy? download our digital edition

In the event of it being difficult to buy a print copy of Trout & Salmon over the coming weeks, we are doing our best to ensure that your favourite magazine will still be available on digital platforms. So, if you can’t find us in stores, or if you’re stuck inside, please consider: • Downloading our Trout & Salmon app from the iOS or Android app stores. We have some superb one-off subscription offers with discounts of up to 50%. You can also purchase single copy issues if you wish. If you’re a Kindle Fire user, you can download our magazines from Amazon Newsstand. • If you are a print subscriber and we cannot deliver issues to you owing to the Covid-19 situation, please visit: where clear updates will be given…

4 minutos
first cast

IT’S GOODBYE FROM PAUL The longstanding chief executive of Salmon & Trout Conservation, Paul Knight, is to retire in June. During his 18-year tenure, the organisation has evolved from being the governing body for game angling into a fisheries charity (2008) and changed its name from Salmon & Trout Association to Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) in 2016. Paul has been a relentless campaigner for the conservation of wild salmon and trout, lobbying politicians and holding polluters to account. He said, “I have been extremely proud to work for this organisation for a quarter of a century, during which we made substantial changes to the way we operate. Despite our hard-won achievements over the years, there is still much to do to protect wild salmon and trout and the water environments…

4 minutos

ONE ON BOB’S FAVOURITE Alistair Sheach caught this 17lb Tay springer during a period of high pressure, falling water and colder conditions in March. Alistair was fishing a 650gr Skagit with a 6ft T14 tip and a black-and-yellow tungsten turbo tube at Woodside on the Catholes beat. The fly is a favourite of the gillie Bob White. Alistair said, “Bob took the boat down to Woodside and anchored so we could fish the Stanley bank. At about 3.30pm, after three hours of fishing, I had a solid pull and as the fish hit the surface Bob said he thought I was into a springer. I still wasn’t sure as it didn’t do much and I played it hard to get it in as quickly as possible. It wasn’t until it neared the…

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trophies in tipperary

IF YOU WERE ASKED TO NAME THE best brown trout river in Europe, somewhere you stood a good chance of catching a wild fish of more than 5lb and where your next take could realistically be from a magical double-figure brownie, what would you say? How about the Ribnik in Bosnia or the Prepireneo in Spain? They have big reputations. Perhaps you would head for the Laxa in Iceland. However, you might be surprised to hear that another contender is much closer to home and it’s a river that you may not know. The River Suir (pronounced “sure”) winds its way from its source in Ireland’s Devil’s Bit mountain for 114 miles through and between the counties of Tipperary and Waterford before flowing into the Atlantic Ocean at Waterford Harbour. It…

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The Suir is only one hour and 20 minutes’ drive from Cork airport or one hour and 40 minutes’ drive from Rosslare ferry port. SEASON March 17 to September 30. TICKETS Some beats of the Suir can be fished on a day ticket for around €30. Andrew Ryan’s private beats are available with or without a guide. Visit Clonanav Fly Fishing’s website for details and prices, including weekly tickets and accommodation packages. Tel: 00 353 5261 36765. Web: Address: Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co Waterford.…