Archive for the tag 'Goyt'

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 3 April

Here come the hipster fly-fishers! Urban fly-fishing and the Wandle (as well as the Goyt, Irwell, Don and Calder) have now reached official manbun-and-craft-beer status… … while Fieldsports magazine also lists the Wandle, Walthamstow reservoir, and Syon Park as the capital’s finest fisheries, ahead of the first London Fly Fishing Fair Slowly but surely, Sheffield’s […]

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 […]

Miracle on the Irwell

It’s all happening in Media City. Just a few days after Nick Carter’s big lunchbreak trout hit the blogosphere, ITV News has aired this 2-minute local spot charting the Irwell’s recovery over the past 30 years, thanks largely to the (uncredited) Mersey Basin Campaign.  Chub, trout and several Salford Friendly Anglers are briefly interviewed…  This is […]

Wood and water: LWD on the BBC

Woody debris on the radio… who knew the tools of river restoration geekdom could get so publicly funky?    Following Good Friday’s post-industrial fly-fishing extravaganza on the Wandle, another programme took to the airwaves yesterday morning: this time exploring the role of large and coarse woody debris in renaturalising river systems both rural and urban.  Clearly, as Angela […]