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ISSUE 514

ON DRIESO DR AYC TE GS H A LF HO & DA DDIES NEW

Monk f ly for carp

RESERVOIRS

RIVERS

LATE BROWNS SPIDER-SWING

Nick Hart's Wimbleball tips

Search water, catch more

SMALL WATERS

WEED COLOUR

Match the thatch to catch!

WHERE TO FISH

KENNICK TIPS Autumn hotspots & flies


Contents

BE INSPIRED

FLY-TYING

If the trout are hot and bothered, try for carp on fly. Peter Cockwill tests out his new patterns

COVER STORY Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step to a top autumn pattern

6 Get a Monk on COVER STORY

Cover image by: Peter Gathercole

TACTICS

12 Squatter’s rights!

COVER STORY Iain Barr crouches low to target Grafham’s shrimp-feeders with his new flies

18 Worth the effort

Nick Hart works extra hard to catch late-season browns at Wimbleball Reservoir COVER STORY

23 Silver from the surf

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Top tips for catching bass on the fly

26 Match the thatch

COVER STORY Peter Cockwill selects flies a similar shade to the weed because insects do the same!

32 The humble Hopper

COVER STORY Steve Cullen sings the praises of this highly-successful surface pattern

36 Dee Valley Spider-swing

COVER STORY Paul Richardson covers more water by swinging Spiders on the River Dee in Wales

FOCUS ON... 44 Daddies COVER STORY

Get ready for this autumn highlight

Phil Dixon picks his top autumn fly patterns

74 Flymasters

Peter Gathercole judges your Hopper imitations and sets a new fly-tying challenge

TACKLE 79 New gear

COVER STORY Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including Wychwood fly lines and Scierra waders

84 Fly-tying products

Tying with Hardwear tools, hotspot vinyl and compara cow elk

OPINION & NEWS 86 News

Fishing4Schools, fly fairs and the sad loss of Tony Fordham

88 Letters

90 Cockwill

Kennick Reservoir in Devon

52 Otterburn Castle

A historic retreat with its own stretch of river

ADVICE

56 Advice squad

Fishing Buzzers, hot weather sport and the ‘J’ knot

59 How to...

Pick the right tippet material

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72 Fastmail flies

Four top trout fisheries to visit this month COVER STORY

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

COVER STORY Russ Symons ties an ‘unsinkable’ Daddy

Trout Fisherman readers have their say on flyfishing for pike and mixed-method fisheries

50 Spotlight on...

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68 Flybox fillers

WHERE TO FISH 47 UK waters

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65 Tie the Halfhog

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Fishing still has the capacity to surprise us, as Peter explains...

91 Troutmasters

This month’s badge winners plus your latest catch pictures from around the UK

95 Iain Barr

Scierra Pairs tactics and why this could be a great late season

98 Wading in

Is there a move within fishing to gradually isolate killing trout?

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THIS MONTH’S WINNER

Sam Gammon with a 5lb 12oz rainbow from Avington. Sent in by Simon Gammon

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Pictures: Peter Gathercole Words: Peter Cockwill

Get a MONK ON

Peter Cockwill’s new fly pattern to catch summer carp...

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BE INSPIRE D

If the trout & bothered are hot , tr y carp on fly for

It’s quite unusual to see carp leaping out of the water, but they do.

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Words: Iain Barr Pictures: Peter Gathercole

It’s best to keep low when fishing on Grafham’s dam. Stand and you’ll spook fish!

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TACTICS New pa

tter tackle Gra ns to f ha killer shrim m’s p

Squatter’s RIGHT!

With a backdrop of open sky, presentation when fishing dams applies as much to your body as your flies. Iain Barr crouches low at Grafham as his new Killer Shrimps go to work…

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TACTICS RESERVOIRS Words: Nick Hart Pictures: Henry Gilbey

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WORTH THE EFFORT

Nick Hart has to work extra hard to catch late-season browns at Wimbleball...

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TACTICS SALTWATER Words & pictures: Mike Handyside A successful bass fishing session for Garry Davies.

SILVER from the SURF

In an Indian summer Mike Handyside gives his top tips for catching a bass and reminds us that time and tide wait for no man... www.troutďŹ sherman.co.uk

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TACTICS SMALL STILLWATERS Words & pictures: Jeffrey Prest

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Match THE THATCH In a twist on fly-fishing’s oldest theme, fish fall to a fly that matches not so much the bug as its backdrop…

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TACTICS RIVERS Words: Paul Richardson Pictures: Peter Gathercole

Dee Valley Spider-swing Paul Richardson swings flies to cover water and catch wild browns on the River Dee...

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Swinging flies covers plenty of water and catches more fish.

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