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The Fly Fisher: Bringing urban fishing to a global lifestyle audience

Urban fly-fishing has had an underground vibe for as long as we can remember. Sure, it’s featured on plenty of blogs and charity auction listings, and even some memorable magazine interviews, as well as the book that launched a thousand urban fishing adventures, Trout in Dirty Places… … but we reckon this might be the […]

Merry Christmas to all Urbantrout’s supporters!

It’s fair to say that 2016 has been unexpected in lots of ways. But one thing hasn’t changed – the growing community of urban fly-fishers who’ve been reading this website (and sometimes sporting our own favourite eco-branded fishing gear in search of the big one in destinations near and far). We’ve got lots of exciting new […]

Film night: Fishing the Battenkill

OK, so maybe it’s mostly a commercial for the latest generation in the classic Orvis family of Battenkill reels… … but this is so much our kind of angle on a famous fishery on the north-eastern seaboard of the USA – relevantly linking a big brand’s manufacturing heritage with the whole very funky, very now story of recovering […]

Marine plastic pollution: Catch it in your river first!

If Broken Windows Theory didn’t exist, you could almost make a case for not pulling all the shopping trolleys out of urban rivers. After all, when every other scrap of habitat has been dredged out or covered in concrete, even a stray shopping cart can offer shelter for fish and invertebrates from floods and predators… … […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 5 September

#FishWhereYouLive: Sunray’s Tom Bell gets inspired by our own favourite philosophy It’s a sin to trash your local river, but a virtue to look after it: the Pope confirms what most river restorationists already kinda knew Rewilding Sheffield: the first wild trout for 160 years from a deculverted stretch of the Porter Brook for the WTT’s Paul […]

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 […]

Urbantrout hyperstealth fishing hoodies are here!

New for the 2015 season we’re super excited to launch this new version of our classic olive fishing hoodie – now with hyperstealthy dark green logos for maximum blend-into-the-background on your favourite urban river. Just like our popular spring green, guide orange and classic olive hoodies, this new dark-green-on-olive colourway is durably screen printed with […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 20 April

At times it felt like Apocalypse Now: Paul Shorrock (aka SharkeyP) reports from the early season Lancashire Colne… and sparks a keen debate on the merits of urban river cleanups! Salford Friendly Anglers launch a restoration plan for the Dirty Irk (backed by this report from the Wild Trout Trust) Smelts in the city: ZSL’s […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2015: Which city stream will you fish this year?

It’s on! This year’s legendary Wild Trout Trust charity fundraising auction is now fully live over on the big auction site. And as you’d expect, we’ve been trawling through the lots to spot the juiciest urban fly-fishing opportunities… Lots 56 and 57: Doubling up your chances to win a week’s permit for 2 rods on the Town […]

Urban river restoration: Tree kickers on the Goyt

Way back in November 2010 when we explored Stockport’s River Goyt for Trout in Dirty Places (and interviewed local river restorationist Andrew Parker and other officials of the Disley & New Mills Angling Club), one of the most fascinating angles on this river’s recovery story was the structures called tree kickers installed in the channel. Securely […]

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