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May 2016

In This Issue | May 2016

On sale Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, Only £3.60

  • Oliver Edwards ties again!

    Oliver Edwards is back and tying in FF&FT once again...read about the 'Sitting Duck' in part one of his 'Adventures in CdC'

  • The Lakeland squire's wallet

    Uncover an old wallet full of Lake District specials

  • By Royal appointment

    A blue Damsel from Kent's Tenterden Waters

  • Behind the secret door...

    Retrace the steps of Cotton and Walton in a mystical and magic place

  • Aberfeldy Angling Club

    FF&FT's next door neighbours are this month's Daiwa Angling Club of the Month

  • Game-changer

    The history behind one of the biggest influences on modern fishing: the silk worm

  • Weasel out sea trout

    Bjarne Laursen uses a tiny zonker to tempt big salmon and sea trout

  • Don Delights

    Allan Liddle finds ways to approach the wary trout of the Aberdeenshire Don

  • Mayhem in May!

    Neil Patterson enjoys a good bit of Mayfly mayhem

  • Skinny water for fat trout

    Dave Southall advises us to head for the riffles... and be prepared for action

  • Trendy Mayfly

    The Textbook Tying fly this month is an ingeniously hackled dry with an "attractor hackle" of pink

  • Is it a nymph? Is it a dry?

    Dave Wiltshire adds an unusual floating nymph to his fly box

  • Win an Orvis Helios 2 rod!

    One lucky winner could win a fantastic Orvis rod in our May quiz!

  • The Usual Suspects

    We have all your usual favourites, plus plenty more, including: Magnus' reviews, Chris Sandford, Bruce Sandison and the Round Three Fly Tying League results

More News


Ban on winter fishing for areas of New Zealand | 28.04.16

Declining river quality has led to the ban in parts of Canterbury

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Sharks at UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival! | 15.04.16

The Salt is back for a second year with more events than ever, including sharks and FF&FT’s team event

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Anger at Fisheries Minister over ‘no-show’ | 11.04.16

George Eustice under fire from sea anglers over bass protest absence

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Christmas Codeword Answer Grid | 29.03.16

Still wracking your brains over January's Christmas Codeword? Wonder no more...the answer key is here!

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Fly Tying League Round 2: Open Section Results | 17.03.16

The results are in for Round Two of the Open Section in the Fly Tying League, sponsored by the Anglers' Lodge at Jubilee Lakes

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Fly Tying League Round 2: Novice Section Results | 17.03.16

The results are in for Round Two of the Novice Section in the Fly Tying League, sponsored by the Anglers' Lodge at Jubilee Lakes

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National Wildlife Crime Unit to stay open for a further four years | 01.03.16

The body had been due to close at the end of this month

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Latest Blog Entries

Mark Bowler
Mark Bowler | Fly-life after a flood | 22.04.16

After a winter of high waters, Mark Bowler finds his river's normal fly life is yet to put in an appearance

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Malcolm Greenhalgh
Malcolm Greenhalgh | A very chilly 70th! | 29.04.16

Malcolm Greenhalgh celebrates a milestone birthday in less than warm weather, and to celebrate is giving away a copy of his book 'The Mayfly and the Trout'

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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 | Worn Boots, Leaky Waders and Sore Bits | 06.04.16

Allan Liddle discovers the looks of disapproval a fisherman gets when going into a shop aftern wearing a pair of leaky waders...it's water – honest!

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The Damp Angler
The Damp Angler | First trout of the season | 26.04.16

The Damp Angler works off the rust with his first trout of the season

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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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