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Fieldsports April/May 2016

The game season is well behind us, but the country sporting calendar is far from barren. It's time to reach for the rod, the waders and the fly box – but where will you go? What will you seek? Who will join you?

Don't rush, there is time. Haste is an abomination, after all. Sit down, make yourself a drink and embark on the journey that is the April/May issue of Fieldsports. With more fins, scales and gills than you can shake a rod at, our fishing issue is a piscatorial compendium of everything angling... it's all here. Allow it to inspire you – dream a little...

From Cuba to Suffolk and Guatemala to Grafham, the affordable to the aspirational, 3wt to 14 – there really is something for everyone – just see Matt Harris' ultimate fly fishing calendar!

The editor enjoys an illuminating experience chasing sea-run Salmo trutta with a guru guide in Wales, Andrew Griffiths considers fly fishing's inextricable link to the kit we use, and Toby Coe looks at the impact of floods on our fish. Meanwhile, amongst the rest, immensely talented Atlantic salmon fly tier Niels Have, and World Spey Casting champion and tackle designer Scott Mackenzie grace the Fieldsports interview room.

Not a fisherman? Nae bother – we have bucket-loads of shooting, stalking, hunting, gundog, and food and drink content, too.

If partridges in Mallorca, signature drives in Shropshire or thousands of woodpigeons don't have you biting, perhaps game shooting tips from Simon Ward, the results from the latest shoot survey or advice on optimising your visual perception when on the peg might appeal.

Or how about a closer look at the habit of collecting fieldsports memorabilia? Or learning a little about the history of the Highland garron? Or the gundog breed which is on the mend after decades of damage at the mercy of the show ring? Not to mention a riveting account of a day's hunting with the Heythrop, a close call with Africa's deadliest snake, or Lord James Percy's exhaustive research into the best all-round sporting vehicle.

Once again, the latest instalment of Fieldsports is a bulging editorial package to sate the hunger of the most avid of sportsmen – be they fishermen, game shooters, dog men, stalkers or the hunting mad. Look no further for your springtime reading.

Buy your copy of the April/May issue from The Sporting Library. Or subscribe to Fieldsports Magazine for just £29.99!

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