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May 2015

In This Issue | May 2015

On sale Friday, April 10th, 2015, Only £3.50

  • Kick Start!

    George Barron explains his addiction to legs on wet flies

  • Over the wall

    This month's cunning cast shows you how to cope with fishing long leaders or weighted flies off a dam wall

  • Fish'n'teering: Part Three

    Find out how to work out a hill-loch's potential both using a map and when fishing it

  • The French Perfection

    Jeremy Lucas enjoys fishing the chalkstreams of Northern France - just a train journey away!

  • The Hairy Hotchkiss

    Find out how to tie this Guide fly with our very own Chris Sandford

  • Hi-Viz Business!

    Dave Southall demonstrates ways to increase the visibility of dry flies on the water

  • Sensational Sidmouth

    Dominic Garnett takes us to the Byes of Sidmouth for some picturesque fishing

  • Cure for crest tails

    A top tip from Allan Liddle shows you how to make crest feathers as Mayfly tails AND how to make them more robust

  • A Man May Fish

    Meet Colin 'Puck' Kirkpatrick, the artist, fisherman and all-round outdoor enthusiast from Orkney

  • Mighty McGinty

    The McGinty, one of Ernest Hemingway's favoured flies and Neil Patterson's too!

  • Suspended Animation

    Mick Huffer ties a miniature Booby-style nymph

  • Mixing it

    Dave Riding shows you how to tie a mixed wing salmon fly quickly and inexpensively

  • Get close to the new generation

    Charles Jardine creeps in close with a Generation Dun

  • Sunny days, where have you gone?

    Dave Wiltshire shows us the Stormy May, perfect for a May downpour

  • The Usual Suspects

    All your favourite monthly features, Tackle Bag, Bruce Sandison, news, Stillwater Scene and a poetic Last Cast

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UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival | 24.04.15

The UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival will be coming to Cornwall this September 24 – 27.

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Flick of a switch | 24.04.15

Researchers discover salmon's migration triggered by day length

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Fishing: What the 2015 Manifestos say | 23.04.15

Ahead of the 2015 General Election we've examined the major parties' manifestos to see what they have to say about fishing.

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Siblyback Fishing Competition | 16.04.15

The annual Siblyback fishing completion took place on April 12 at Siblyback Lake.

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Fly Tying League Results: Round Three, Open League | 15.04.15

The results for round three of the open league section of the 2014/15 Fly Tying League, sponsored by Angler's Lodge at Jubilee Lakes.

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Fly Tying League Results: Round Three, Novice League | 15.04.15

The results for round three of the novice league section of the 2014/15 Fly Tying League, sponsored by Angler's Lodge at Jubilee Lakes.

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River Eamont sewage pollution prevention completed | 03.04.15

Work by Fish Legal has ensured that sewage polllution work has been carried out on the River Eamont.

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Latest Blog Entries

Mark Bowler
Mark Bowler | Cool Cuba shows readers its St Lazaro potential | 12.03.15

A full house of flats species greeted February’s FF&FT reader trip…. along with unseasonal, low-water temperatures.

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Malcolm Greenhalgh
Malcolm Greenhalgh | April: Springers in strange places | 28.04.15

Malcolm Greenhalgh observes the contrast in weather during April and spots springers in an unlikely place.

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David Wolsoncroft-Dodds
David Wolsoncroft-Dodds | Alive and kicking (and catching!) | 24.03.15

David makes quite a catch, and dispels any rumours of his demise!

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Allan Liddle
Allan Liddle | Do March Browns taste bad? | 15.04.15

Allan Liddle discusses his early season observation: bigger fish don't seem to be eating March Browns.

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Bruce Sandison
Bruce Sandison | Legal clash on Etive | 02.04.15

Bruce Sandison blogs about a group challenging planning permission for a Fish Farm on Loch Etive.

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Charles Jardine
Charles Jardine | Mad, quirky, frustrating … | 16.04.14

My recent outing to Sutton Bingham had it all

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Video of the Week

Fly fisher Jasper Pääkkönen had epic salmon run at Finnmark in August 2014 with #6 rod. By the time the camera went on it's obvious that he was more exhausted than the fish, after a little swim and a 400 meter sprint in knee deep water!

Salmon Run - Finnmark from Juuso Syrjä on Vimeo.