Archive for the tag 'Colne'

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2016: See what all this urban fishing fuss is about!

It’s early March already… and that can only mean one thing: the time has come for the Wild Trout Trust’s famous annual charity auction. Whether you’re a hardened connoisseur of urban fishing, or you just finally want to see what the fuss is about, we highly recommend reading through all 298 lots in the auction […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating our urban rivers: World Rivers Day 2013

Having been very closely involved in bringing World Rivers Day to south London for the first time in 2008, there’s nothing that gives the Urbantrout team more pleasure than seeing this international celebration of rivers flourishing more and more widely every year across the UK. While we joined fellow urban fly-fishers Dom Garnett and Charles […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Saturday 15 December

Urban fishing bonus: starlings throw shapes in the winter sky over Taunton’s Obridge viaduct (above, via the Daily Mail) Discover tenkara: Paul Gaskell, John Pearson and Stuart Crofts host a have-a-go day for Sheffield’s SPRITE volunteers The Wandle Trust wins £1m+ funding for Water Framework Directive-related urban river restoration across south London City centre salmon […]

Urban river restoration: Restocking Yorkshire’s Colne

Here’s one we missed earlier: news of the latest very welcome stocking of 4,000 juvenile grayling into Yorkshire’s River Colne between Marsden and Milnsbridge. Readers of Trout in Dirty Places will probably remember that this is the stretch of the Colne which has been hit by an almost unbelievable sequence of pollution incidents in the […]