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January 2017

In This Issue | January 2017

On sale Friday, December 9th, 2016, Only £3.60

  • Fish in Santa's grayling grotto

    Helicopter into remotest Lapland (in summer, of course!)

  • Chomp! Chomp!

    How to tie and fish this 'on the drop' specialist fly

  • Wild trout from the wolf's lair

    Making a hard-core wild-trout hike into the wilderness

  • It's only rock 'n roll...

    The all-time top 10 fishing songs

  • Tie the Willie Gunn of the future

    Same colours, all the mod-cons

  • Bruce Sandison 1938–2016

    The life and legacy of a wild trout hero

  • Mop 'em up!

    All you need to know about the Mop Fly

  • Meet the Bustards (and March Browns)

    The winged styles of North Country Spiders

  • Flick of a Japanese wand

    Tenkara – alive and well in Wales

  • Festive Quiz

    Win a £500 Mill Flycraft rod

  • Ring in the new

    3 ultra-modern ways with grayling

  • Visible tension

    A professor of materials analyses what happens to stressed monofilament

More News


Teifi devastated by slurry pollution | 22.12.16

Over 1,000 dead salmon, sea trout and brown trout seen over seven miles of river

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Sainsbury’s and the Co-Op challenged over “responsibly sourced” salmon | 14.12.16

Supermarkets "failing to live up to their mantras" over lice-infestations

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Petition to stop bass netting grows | 08.12.16

11,000 sign in support of the EU Commission proposals for 2017 to protect bass stocks... but time is running out

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Loch Earn rainbow rejected as British record | 02.12.16

34lb 12oz rainbow trout classed by British Rod-caught Fish Committee as "cultivated"

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Endrick, Leven, Nith and Ness elevated from Marine Scotland’s Category 3 status | 01.12.16

Marine Scotland's re-categorisation of its conservation limits on Scottish rivers have led to rivers Endrick, Leven, Ness and Nith as longer being mandatory catch-and-release waters

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Patagonia turns Black Friday Green | 24.11.16

Patagonia is donate 100% of its Black Friday sales to grass-roots environmental organisations

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Petitjean to demonstrate at BFFI 2017 as tickets come on sale | 15.11.16

Cul de canard expert Marc Petitjean to appear at British Fly Fair International in February 2017 as advance discounted tickets come on sale

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Latest Blog Entries

Mark Bowler
Mark Bowler | Teifi incident is a stark reminder of pollution threat from farming | 22.12.16

Saturday's pollution incident of a slurry spill on the Teifi, which killed stocks of spawning salmon, sea trout and brown trout, will affect the river for a decade

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Malcolm Greenhalgh
Malcolm Greenhalgh | The Fly Fair cometh! | 19.01.17

The British Fly Fair International is the one remaining mega-show for fly fishers and fly tyers, and it is being held on February 11 & 12 at Staffordshire Showground

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David Wolsoncroft-Dodds
David Wolsoncroft-Dodds | Batten down the hatches | 15.12.15

For someone who earns their living as a guide, November and December's weather has been very tough.

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Allan Liddle
Allan Liddle | Welcome to the Dark Side | 06.01.17

Allan Liddle invites fly fishers to feel The Force as he fishes a Mop Fly under a bung at Aberdeenshire’s Forgue Fishery… before returning triumphantly to his Death Star

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The Damp Angler
The Damp Angler | Glory at Grassholme | 11.11.16

Fruitless visits to the Co Durham rainbow trout water of Grassholme culminated in late-season joy with a carefully presented Orange Fritz Booby

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Charles Jardine
Charles Jardine | Stuff and Nonsense | 01.10.15

"Why can’t people just celebrate going fishing?" Charles Jardine rallies against, what he believes, is a type of 'fishing snobbery'

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