WHAT OUR CON­TRIB­U­TORS ARE DO­ING THIS MONTH

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - CONTENTS -

CRAIG MACADAM

Bug of the month writer Craig is na­tional co­or­di­na­tor of the River­fly Record­ing Schemes. He is never hap­pier than when turn­ing stones in a High­land stream or search­ing for river­flies in re­mote hill lochs. This month he’s look­ing for­ward to sam­pling in the Cairn­gorms, re­search­ing the im­pacts of cli­mate change.

COLIN RIACH

Pho­tog­ra­pher Colin’s usual win­ter grayling fish­ing is on hold while he has physio on a shoul­der in­jury brought about by cast­ing. Thank­fully, his pho­tog­ra­phy of the lo­cal pheas­ant shoot is un­af­fected. The lay-off gives him the chance to dye ma­te­ri­als and clear out his fly-boxes for a much-needed re­stock­ing.

ROB DEN­SON

Rob will be dye­ing seal fur, deer hair and teal feath­ers this month and ex­per­i­ment­ing with new colours for next sea­son. He puts his rods away for win­ter and con­cen­trates on land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy in the Lakes, Dales and Scot­land, but al­ways has one eye on promis­ing rivers, lakes and tarns.

ALEX JAR­DINE

Alex rarely finds him­self far from wa­ter and he will be tempt­ing grayling on his lo­cal rivers in the south of Eng­land this win­ter. The evenings are re­served for fill­ing up his trout and salmon fly-boxes and also cre­at­ing a few big­ger of­fer­ings ahead of a re­turn to the saltwater flats of Mex­ico in March.

CRAIG SOMERVILLE

Cam­era to hand, or drone over­head, videog­ra­pher Craig is see­ing in the New Year cov­er­ing salmon and trout “good news” sto­ries in Scot­land, show­cas­ing the work of the Forth Rivers Trust’s River­life Al­mond & Avon pro­ject, his­tor­i­cal hatch­ery cov­er­age for UCAPA and video pro­files of Teith and Forth beats.

ANDY BOW­MAN

Hav­ing just re­turned from a big-game trip to Bali, Andy is al­ready plan­ning his next ad­ven­tures. In ad­di­tion to vis­its to his lo­cal river, the Leven, he plans a trip to the Drowes in Ire­land this spring and is look­ing for­ward to re­fin­ing his top-of-the­wa­ter salmon tech­niques in Nor­way in July.

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