Trout & Salmon Autumn 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

RAIN IS FINALLY FORECAST. HURRAH! I’M fed up with watering. It’s now August, I’ve only just started eating my second earlies and my tomatoes are still not ripe. It’s been such an odd summer in the garden and on the bank. With the water on my local lake teetering around 20 deg C for a month I’ve been playing cat and mouse with the trout. One day the weather will be hot and humid, the next we’ll have showers and a blow. Then the wind swings round completely and we’ll get a cold night. The fish must be as unsettled as I am. Despite this, and as much as I’ve enjoyed the Olympic BMX and swimming, I’ve not been able to ignore the fluctuation of a degree or two and the…

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first cast

FARM SCRUTINY The Environment Agency (EA) is to recruit 50 new farm inspectors to better regulate agricultural pollution. The news follows numerous serious pollution incidents affecting rivers in England in recent years and campaigns led by the Rivers Trusts, Angling Trust and Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) that have sought greater funding of the EA. Angling Trust campaigns policy manager Hannah Rudd said, “We are keen to know if these new staff will simply be spread throughout the country or whether they will have a focus on key catchments… With more than 100,000 farms in the UK, the task of inspecting all farms regularly is not going to be covered by 50 new staff.” Research by S&TC last year revealed that farms can expect a farm inspection, on average, once every…

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FISH OF THE MONTH START ’EM YOUNG Proud dad Roberto Fraga congratulates his eight-year-old son Raul on landing this fine 10lb salmon from the Railway pool on the River Findhorn’s Forres AA water. “Raul had just lost a grilse on his Kinermony Killer fly and single-handed rod and was feeling very disappointed, but he stepped back into the neck of the pool and within three casts was into another fish,” said Roberto, from London. While Roberto gave guidance, Raul played the fish all on his own and released it afterwards — the whole drama caught on camera. “He has not stopped talking about it since,” Roberto added. This is Raul’s second salmon, his first was taken from the Findhorn last year at the age of seven, when he hooked and landed a grilse…

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double first

After an evening spent learning to cast a double-handed rod with his father David Barker, it took only five casts the following morning for 22-year-old Archie Barker to hook his first-ever salmon. Archie was fishing the Stream Pool, Carron and Laggan beat, River Spey with guide Malcolm Newbould, when the 32in fish took his Kinermony Killer fly. “It was a gentle take close in,” said David. “The fish made a slow run downstream before jumping. Malcolm then realised it was a decent fish, and the call went out for us to come down. Archie was remarkably calm playing the fish. I remember being a bag of nerves with my first salmon.” Remarkably, it was not only Archie’s first salmon but also his first-ever fly-fishing trip, having just finished a degree at Oxford. The fish,…

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hebridean heartbreak

FINLAY WILSON is an experienced guide and instructor, who runs the Dawyck Estate beat on the upper Tweed. THE FIRST TIME I FISHED ON South Uist was back in 1990 with lifelong friend James Annesley. We took bikes over on the ferry from Oban to Lochboisdale, cycled a few miles to pitch our tents on the machair and enjoyed a fine time dotting about from loch to loch catching small beautiful, silvery trout. My abiding memory from that trip was hooking a huge fish at dusk in a narrow channel between the bank and skerries on some unknown loch. The water exploded as a Zulu was dibbled through the ripple and my rod bucked wildly before fly and leader parted. The experience was as ferocious as it was short-lived but never to…