Archive for the tag 'Films'

Film night: Tying the Squirminator

Full disclosure: we haven’t tried or even tied any of these new-from-Stateside late Hallowe’en horrors jig patterns ourselves yet… … although it’s perfectly possible we know a few people who have. But if there’s a filthy hot fly pattern that’s catching winter grayling out there on our chilly urban rivers, we think Urbantrout’s faithful readers should be […]

Film night: What the #### was that?

Part urban fly-fishing media trailer, part post-apocalyptic zombie movie, this short film from the studio of our good friend Angelo Piller (northern Italian fishing guide and Reelvideo editor) is one you owe it to yourself to watch… … even if we have no idea where he found this location in the otherwise-idyllic Dolomites. (And if, […]

Vote for URES in this year’s National Lottery Awards!

Regular readers of this blog may recall that we’ve been keenly following the progress of the Ribble Rivers Trust’s HLF-funded URES project (the video above shows just a few aspects of their wide-ranging community engagement and river restoration efforts, and there are regular photo updates on the RRT’s Facebook page). URES has already proved totally […]

Film night: Fishing the Dodder in Dublin

The moment when we realised that good trout really were starting to return to the Wandle is vividly burned into the Urbantrout team’s collective memory here in south London. It was April 2008: we were just getting ready for the first big Wandle Piscators’ annual club dinner, and one of us found a truly sensational […]

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 […]

Film night: Taking a tour of the Bradford Beck

Thanks once again to our good friend Dr Gaskell’s epic editing skillz, this week’s film night presents a reprise of this summer’s Trout in the Town sponsored Urban Rivers Conclave. This time it’s Professor David Lerner (head of the URSULA research project) taking us on an enthralling tour of the Aire Rivers Trust’s pilot for […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Thursday 18 July

How the Welsh fly-fishing team won gold in the 2013 Rivers International on the rejuvenated Taff: Kieron Jenkins reports News from the Wandle: confirmation of the HLF’s very first urban landscape partnership scheme worth £1.9m, newly-deculverted headwaters in Croydon… and it’s open season on Himalayan balsam! Somewhere near Stanton, Mick Martin tracks down one of […]

Film night: Resilience and sharing a sense of place

Via the Wild Trout Trust’s Trout in the Town blog comes this superb video from the recent Urban River Champions’ Conclave, hosted 3 weekends ago by Salford Friendly Anglers. Over 40 minutes, keynote speaker (and urban tenkara fisher, blade-runner and river restorationist) Phil Sheridan tells a quietly riveting story of global travel, personal resilience, and […]

Film night: Wandle mills and the lessons of hydropower history

This being the UK’s National Mills Weekend, we thought we’d take this opportunity to show an intriguing little film which recently came to our attention, thanks to the excellent Wandle Industrial Museum. Almost 12 minutes of footage (somewhat hauntingly, no soundtrack) show several Wandle mill wheels still turning at some time during the 1960s or […]

Film night: Surveying Wincanton’s River Cale

What does the birth of an urban river restoration project look like? In the case of the little River Cale in Wincanton, everything seems to have started with a few beers in somebody’s garage, swiftly followed by a suitable acronym (CATCH: Community Action to Transform Cale Habitat) and one of the Wild Trout Trust’s famous […]

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