How to take part…
Trout Masters

Anglers can visit any trout fishery within the UK who has joined Trout And Salmon magazine’s TROUTMASTERS scheme. There are 100s of waters across the UK who are currently taking part in the scheme, and to see the whole list, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

You will be charged the normal day-ticket cost to fish (rates vary at different fisheries).  Once a fish has been caught, fill in the TROUTMASTERS form which should be located in the fishery and then either the fishery or the angler should send the form to the TROUTMASTERS office (Freepost – no stamp is required). All details must be filled in on the form, and signed.

Once received at the TROUTMASTERS office, the entry is then added to a database and at the end of each month the top three catches from each fishery is calculated and badges are sent out to the captors of the winning fish. All badge winners will be entered into our NEW fishery league table for the chance to win a place at the Troutmasters Grand Final(s)


Each month Guide Flyfishing will award a Stillmaniac Flyline to one lucky Troutmasters angler. Simply upload and caption your catch pictures on Troutmasters Facebook and/or Instagram (include#Troutmasters 2022 and #Stillmaniac ) and they will put the top 10 each month to a public Facebook vote.

Any further questions?

If you have any TROUTMASTERS queries, please contact Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters co-ordinator on 01733 395157 or email

Trout Masters

Rules & Mechanics…
Trout Masters

Troutmasters is the largest trout fishing competition of its type in Europe, anyone from novices to match anglers are welcome to take part.

We have three categories:

  • JUNIOR – 13 yrs and under
  • YOUTH – 14 – 17 Years (NEW to 2019)
  • SENIOR – 18 yrs +

Anyone catching a large trout on any registered Troutmasters Water should be asked if they would like to register for the competition.

At the end of every month, the three entrants who have caught the top three fish at each water will receive a Troutmasters cloth badge.

All official Troutmasters forms must be completed and witnessed by a fishery official and forwarded to Trout Fisherman within five days.

Fishery staff are not eligible to enter the competition.

Anglers can enter fish caught on any method so they can win a badge.  But the Senior and Junior finals remain FLY only

The competition is only open to purchasers of day, week or season tickets at registered Troutmasters Waters.

Two separate witnesses are required – one to the catch and one to the weighing.  Entries are not valid if these sections are not completed.

If a fish is released alive, it MUST have been witnessed by an official member of the fishery staff, and weighed on an approved scale.

Stillwater Salmon can be entered.

Trout & Salmon reserves the right to select the final three badge winners allocated at each final every month. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Trout & Salmon is at liberty to withdraw any water or angler from the competition – no reason needed.

The 2022 competition will run from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022 with the grand final in 2023

Any further questions?

If you have any Troutmasters queries, please contact Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters co-ordinator on 01733 395157 or email 

or visit www.trout and