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Pic of the day: Casting in the park

When you’re stuck in the city for the working week, and even your closest urban river is too far from the office to make it there and back again on a lunchtime raid, what else can you do to get your fly-fishing fix? In the case of the Orvis / Zambuni PR team, central London’s Green Park […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Loferbach, Lofer

The Urbantrout team has spent the last couple of weeks on a European road trip – and in the course of a long loop of driving through the Austrian Alps via Berchtesgaden, the Saalach valley, some Ziller tribs and a couple of truly idyllic high lakes on the legendary Braurup ticket… … we reckoned it’d be […]

Urbantrout Kryptek camouflage fishing caps land a cameo role in Channel 4’s Eden

What if we could start all over again… and what would you take with you if you could? That’s the premise of Channel 4’s new reality / survival show Eden. 23 participants have been marooned on a remote Scottish peninsula for a year, and left to fend for themselves. Each person has been allowed to […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 18 July

Brought back to daylight after 100 years in the dark: deculverting the River Roch in Rochdale Birmingham: how can a city without major rivers still affect water quality in two river basins? Via the Grayling Society: 13,000 extra baby grayling for Chesterfield’s River Rother After that #Brexit vote, what now for our rivers? Floods Minister […]

Pic of the day: Wander up the Wandle

This year’s annual Wander up the Wandle – one of many urban lots in the Wild Trout Trust’s charity auction – was won by WTT supporter Tim Scoble, and claimed over the weekend. From sight-fishing for streetwise urban fish to clattering into the local branch of Sainsbury’s in full wading gear (with fly-rod still rigged… of course!) […]

Spreading the urban fishing word: SCALE Magazine features Urbantrout caps, hoodies and other gear

Here at Urbantrout there’s nothing that makes us happier than feeling part of something bigger: the global community of river restorationists, for example, or the international brotherhood of urban fishing fanatics… … which is why we’re truly stoked to see this website, and our Urbantrout gear, featured in the latest very funky monochromatic issue of […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Trent, somewhere in the English Midlands…

Over on his Facebook page, Team Wychwood consultant Glen Pointon has been following up all those early season recce missions with some serious big fish fighting patrols into the urban badlands. Naturally, we’re all about spreading the urban river fishing love (with suitable caveats against hotspotting, for obvious reasons) – so Glen has given us the […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 23 May

David West Beale fishes tenkara on the Wandle Defra’s press release about new fish passage legislation highlights the economic benefit of surprising urban fishing hotspots Not just Trout in the Town: new bugs move into Sheffield’s newly-deculverted stretch of the Porter Brook (and a multi-million pound STW project will make the Don cleaner too!) Tackling […]

Urban fly-fishing: 5 (or more) top tips

If you’ve ever read our urban fly-fishing reports and wondered how or where to make a start on your own city-centre adventure, look no further than Urbantrout’s recent guest feature on the famous Turrall Flies blog. From staying safe to picking the right flies, and even watching out for aliens… it’s all there. Click through […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Rea Brook, Shrewsbury

Spring is springing in the urban edgelands, and Urbantrout correspondent Spencer Clayton has been celebrating May Day on Shrewsbury’s magical little Rea Brook… I travelled light today, heading towards Shrewsbury by train from Wolverhampton station, reached Whitecroft Road at 11.30am and walked the banks, fishing upstream.  It was chilly and rained until 2pm, so I […]

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