1977 Trout Fisherman launched to cater for numbers of stillwater trout anglers.
1977 Bob Church publishes ‘ Reservoir TroutF ishing’ then then starts a company.
1977 Rutland Water opens and became the most famous trout fishing venue in the UK. It didn’t fill up until 1979!
1978 Trout Fisherman magazine launches Troutmasters, now the largest flyfishing competition in Europe.
1979 Stillwater Guide first published as a supplement in TF.
1984 Hanningfield opens as a day-ticket water. It was soon to become famous for producing huge trout from under the cages. 1985 David Train from Swindon invents the deadly Cat’s Whisker.
1986 Arthur Cove publishes ‘ My Way with Trout’.
1993 Trout Fisherman goes full colour for the first time (both editorial and adverts), capturing the sport in all its glory.
1995 Stalker Clive White claims the UK record 36lb 14oz trout at Dever Springs. But it was not without controversy!
2003 Clive White admits he did not catch the 36lb 14oz rainbow. He’d found it dead and made a false claim.
2003 Russell Hill becomes editor of Trout Fisherman
2005 Free top 50 fly chart proves one of TF’s most popular gifts.
2016 TF launches its Bankside Clean-up campaign to remove litter.
2017 Trout Fisherman contributor Bob Carnill sadly passes away.
2017 Troutmasters final moves from Grafham to Draycote Water in Warwickshire and there’s a new format for the final.