Archive for the tag 'Grayling'

Urban fly-fishing makes headlines in Petri-Heil: Grayling in the River Wiese, Basel

As readers of this blog may have noticed by now, here at Urbantrout we definitely dig the knowledge that we’re part of something bigger… especially when that ‘something bigger’ is the international brotherhood of urban fly-fishing. Martin Pütter was one of the earliest volunteers on the Wandle river restoration project, and for several years he […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Exe, Tiverton

On a sudden half-term whim, the Urbantrout team went west to try something we’d never done before. If you’ve read Trout in Dirty Places, you may recall that the little River Lowman got most of the word count in the chapter on Tiverton – we photographed the main River Exe in the middle of town, […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 18 July

Brought back to daylight after 100 years in the dark: deculverting the River Roch in Rochdale Birmingham: how can a city without major rivers still affect water quality in two river basins? Via the Grayling Society: 13,000 extra baby grayling for Chesterfield’s River Rother After that #Brexit vote, what now for our rivers? Floods Minister […]

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 […]

Urban fishing: Rules change on Durham’s River Wear

Since Trout in Dirty Places was published in 2012, we’ve noticed virtually no changes to the fishing regulations on any of the featured 50 urban rivers across the UK. Naturally, the real world had to catch up with the printed page at some point (after all, working as a kind of continuity blog for the book […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 12 October

Manchester’s urban river restorationist Mike Duddy wins the Wild Trout Trust’s Wild Trout Hero award 2015 The BBC goes exploring London’s unseen rivers (and how they’re still affecting parking restrictions on the borders of different boroughs!) How was #Bagmageddon for you? England’s new plastic bag tax could raise £730 million for good causes over the […]

Urban river restoration: New strength in numbers for grayling in Chesterfield’s Rother

For those of us who like to make a note of future fishing prospects on our urban rivers (not to mention small but significant rewilding stories for our favourite inner city ecosystems!) here’s a good one for the diary. On 25 June this year, according to Brian Clarke in the Grayling Society’s latest newsletter… … the […]

Pic of the day: Tipping point

You know that moment when all your friends’ Facebook and Twitter feeds start saying we’re tipping over from trout time into grayling season on our urban rivers and streams? Yes, that moment. (Photo: Adrian Grose-Hodge)

Urbantrout welcomes the launch of Rewilding Britain

This morning saw the official launch of a new national charity, Rewilding Britain, with an only slightly ambitious mission statement that includes… … mass restoration of ecosystems in Britain, on land and at sea, reversing the decline in nature so that living systems and our sense of wonder can thrive. Some might argue that the […]

Urban river restoration: River Anton, Andover

Fresh from helping to deliver several projects on the middle and upper Wandle, river restoration consultancy Aquamaintain recently moved its focus to another urban chalkstream – this time the little River Anton in Andover. In the words of Test Valley Borough Council’s River Anton Enhancement Strategy, these headwaters of the globally-famous River Test have lost […]

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