Welcome to Issue Six of Today’s FlyFisher…
Issue 6 of our magazine is now on sale at newsagents across the UK. Alternatively you can buy direct from our website either as a single copy or as part of a subscription. There are 132 pages of UK fly fishing features, tackle reviews, fly tying step-by-step guides, the latest fish catching patterns and some awesome destination pieces showcasing the very best of our sport. Thank you to everyone who has helped and encouraged us to get this far. Here is what’s inside…
Winter sees the annual migration from the big venues to our small and medium-sized waters as anglers brave the winter elements for their fly fishing fix. In this issue we share the latest small water winter tactics that will keep you catching through those winter months. England International Tim Joyce reveals the methods to try throughout the day as he catches on lures, nymphs and dries at Chigboro’ Fishery. Wayne Jones heads north to sample the superb fishing at the beautiful Loch Insch, whilst Phil Shaw-Browne reveals how you can make the most from your winter nymphing in a short session at Toft Newton. Snowbee’s Simon Kidd heads to the home of the blue trout as he enjoys a winter session at Hampshire’s Damerham Lakes whilst top competition angler Michael Low shares his favourite patterns for the small waters of Scotland.
If you can’t wait until spring for your big water fix then take a look at Nick Dunn’s feature on the superb backend fishing for big brown trout that he has experienced on Pitsford Reservoir over the last two years, whilst Kieron Jenkins hails 2019 as one of the best seasons ever at Chew Valley. Brown Bowl winner Gwyneth Mooney shares her top flies for Stocks Reservoir whilst Welsh Youth International Callum Russell shares his favourite big water flies. Kevin Porteous explains how getting the right depth can make all the difference to your catch rates.
For those of you who like to fish further afield then take a look at Astove Atoll as Rasmus Ovesen heads to the Seychelles to catch the ‘masters of destruction’ whilst Peter Morse shares the superb trout fishing to be had in Tasmania. Gijsbert Hoogendoorn tries the UK Blob on South African stillwater trout with impressive results…
If rivers are your focus then French angler Stan Freyheit takes a look at modern French Nymphing, Tim Wood shares his favourite flies for the rivers of the Welsh borders and Airflo’s Tim Hughes reveals his top flies for the king of the river.
For those of you who like to target other species on the fly then take a look at Ben Bagham’s piece where he shares the recent trend on catching catfish on the fly!
On the fly tying front the talented Andy Saunders ties the Red Collar Pheasant Tail Nymph, plus Kieron Jenkins shares his premier patterns for the winter.
We take a look at the latest kit from A.Jensen Fly Fishing, Snowbee, Wychwood, Airflo, JMC, Magnet-ique – plus we reveal the latest fish catching patterns from My Fishing Flies, The Fly Shop, Fulling Mill, Fario Fly and Gourmet Flies. We also examine the latest fly tying materials and products from Flybox, A. Jensen, Semperfli, Snowbee, Veniard and Vicuna Dubbing.
We have two competitions to win some superb Wychwood Luggage and a quality selection of small waters patterns from My Fishing Flies.
All in all, we bring you 132 pages of latest methods, tactics, tackle and flies to keep you catching this winter.
You can buy this issue direct from our website, use the store locator to find your nearest stockist or why not take out a four or eight month subscription? Enjoy Issue 6.