Trout & Salmon August 2021

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 welcome

LAST SEASON, DESPITE FISHING ON SEVERAL rivers, not one salmon took a liking to my flies. I didn’t get a single pull. The beats I fished weren’t empty. In fact, at times, plenty of fish showed. And while I couldn’t catch them, my friend Kip — a relative novice — was doing rather well. He hooked and lost a beauty on the Eden in a leap of silver spray, then teased his second-ever salmon from the Willow Pool on the Border Esk two months later. I was delighted to witness both events and the fact he outfished me is testament to his concentration, patience and willingness to learn. I had lost my way, forgetting what the sensation of a take was like. I’m sure you’ve all been through this phase, when…

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first cast

PARADISE ON THE BRINK Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, considered by many leading fly-fishers to be the finest wild trout stillwater in England, could be permanently closed to anglers. Access to the tarn was denied in 2020 and again this year because of staff shortages at the Field Studies Council caused by Covid restrictions. Though the tarn is owned by the National Trust, the FSC are based at the tarn and normally administer bookings. The Trust said, “It is not currently our intention to stop angling. The changes that the pandemic has caused are going to take time to adjust to. We will then be in a position to work with the FSC and take the time to make a proper plan for the future of angling at…

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fish of the month

JUMPING FOR JOY Nick Lipczynski caught this magnificent 14lb sea-trout from the Tulchan C beat of the Spey. With the river running 2½ft above summer level due to snowmelt, he decided to use a long-winged Black and Silver that he fishes in Iceland. Near the bottom of Bog pool, the fly was taken. “As soon as the fish leapt, Laurence the gillie shouted, ‘It’s a sea-trout, get it out of the current or you’ll lose it’,” said Nick. “As I tried to lead it to slack water it ran me into the backing several times and fought better than any salmon I’ve hooked. I believe it’s one of the biggest caught on the Spey in some time.” Nick said, “It’s comforting big sea-trout are running the river. Let’s hope it’s a sign of good…

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OFF TO A FLYING START What an introduction to salmon fishing for Chirag Kanji, who landed this stunning 20lb fish while fishing on the middle Spey’s Delagyle beat. At the start of his week, heavy rain lifted the river by almost 4ft. Happily, by Wednesday, the level had dropped. At 8am, Chirag cast a size 10 Delagyle Devil, tied by well-known tyer Peter Burke, and the line tightened. Forty minutes later, he landed his prize with the aid of Delagyle gillie David Smillie. The perfect start, but Chirag didn’t stop there. He went on to land another two fish of 10lb and 6lb on a size 8 Cascade later in the day. “It’s such a beautiful time of year to be out on the river. I’m buzzing to share my first experience with…

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sharpe’s fish of the month

Caught a memorable fish? Send us a picture and a brief story to Each picture published (p10-11) will receive a Sharpe’s of Aberdeen baseball cap. The captor of the Fish of the Month will receive a Sharpe’s rod of their choice. Our winner may have landed a big fish, a first fish, an unusual fish or simply told a wonderful tale. The editor’s decision is final. Fish for the next (September) issue must have been caught June 9-July 5. Closing date for submissions is July 5. For terms and conditions, visit: For our Privacy Policy:…