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Film night: Your roof is a headwater

Apart from refilling the aquifers and reservoirs, and triggering a national conversation about how we really want to manage our rivers, this winter’s record rainfall has had another tangible benefit… … providing Trout in the Town maestro Paul Gaskell with an opportunity to track the urban runoff patterns in his native Sheffield, ahead of the […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2014: Make this your year of urban exploration!

It’s hard to believe a whole year has rolled round since last year’s Wild Trout Trust auction… but here we are again, with another highly tempting selection of lots for would-be urban anglers. Whether you’re already a dyed-in-the-wool post-industrial fly-fisher, or you’ve recently discovered our dirty little secret and want to find out more, we’re […]

Fish where you live: Science hints at the real health values of blue-green spaces in our towns and cities

New results from a 5-year research project carried out by the University of Exeter show that moving to greener spaces in towns and cities can have positive, lasting health benefits. From a summary in a property feature in last week’s Metro: The study traced 1,000 people living in British cities for 5 years and found […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 25 November

‘Sculpin’, ‘Trout’ and ‘Shrimpy’ go urban grayling fishing somewhere up north… no hotspotting here! Salford Friendly Anglers launch their revamped website, including an urgent appeal to stand up for the Irwell in the Environment Agency’s Challenges and Choices consultation London calling: making headlines in The Angler, undoing historic dredging and impoundment damage on the Hogsmill, and […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Rea Brook, Shrewsbury

Urbantrout aficionado Spencer Clayton spent yesterday afternoon on Shrewsbury’s Rea Brook, and sent us this thoughtful late-season update, right from the banks of another of our favourite urban fisheries: Fished the Rea Brook this afternoon, well to be honest I’m still here, walking along the Rea Valley trail back to town alongside the river. Had […]

Urbantrout winter fly-fishing gear: Get your karma on today (and a free car sticker too)

Will wearing Urbantrout gear help you catch more or bigger fish? Despite convincing photographic evidence since our launch earlier this year, that’s one result this eco-brand probably still can’t guarantee. But we do know you’ll look good and feel full of good karma wearing our carefully designed urban fishing gear. And since successful fishing is all […]

The Urbantrout Diaries: Discovering the Dour

A few weeks ago the South East Rivers Trust team (with Urbantrout editor specially embedded) took a tour of Dover to find out more about another urban chalkstream, the Dour. Around this little river’s neatly ponded headwaters, manicured public parks now take the place of mill-owners’ private grounds: from here, its chalky, gravelly gradient quickly […]

The Urbantrout Diaries: Spinners in south London

Before our good friend Paul Sharman left MacNab Media to take up his new post with the Angling Trust, we’d been discussing a very exciting new joint venture between Urbantrout and Flyfishing.co.uk … … dubbed The Urbantrout Diaries for reasons which might be kinda obvious already: Throughout most hours of daylight, gin-clear and spooky don’t […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 19 August

Remembering Peter Lapsley: writer, conservationist, President of the Wandle Piscators and much more Urban fly-fishing in Germany: Tankred Rinder reports from the post-industrial River Rur in Monschau Less heat, more light? An ongoing (currently civilised and seemingly well-informed) discussion of fracking in the UK context Lost urban rivers beneath our feet, and why they’re important […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Itchen, Winchester

Regular Urbantrout readers will probably recognise the city of Winchester as one of our favourite beats: this stretch of the Itchen was already a post-industrial river when Frederic Halford and his fellow grandees of the Flyfishers’ Club held their annual Mayfly Mess at the Royal Hotel in the Victorian era, and we always like to […]

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