THE UK and Ireland have some of the best fly-fishing in the world. Our rivers and stillwaters are steeped in angling history with incredible catches of big brown trout and grayling, sparkling silver salmon and elusive sea-trout. All are set within beautiful landscapes. We have faced challenges from regulation and declining stocks in recent years, and will no doubt continue to face them in the future, but the importance of anglers to conservation and local economies cannot be overstated. We must all remember to appreciate our angling riches whether we are casting dry-flies to chalkstream trout, drifting an Irish lough, swinging flies for salmon on a Scottish river or hunting Welsh seatrout in the depths of night. We hope that the fisheries highlighted in this booklet will provide inspiration as you begin to plan your sport for 2019.