Archive for the tag 'Grayling'

Urban fly-fishing report: River Don, Sheffield

Professional photographer (and regular reader of Urbantrout.net, not to mention Trout in Dirty Places) Howard Sooley has generously shared this beautifully contemplative collection of shots taken recently on Sheffield’s River Don. In these quiet, low-water weeks when urban trout-fishing shades into the hunt for inner-city grayling… … it’s all about slowing it down with stealth, […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 22 September

Makeover for the Medlock: Paul Gaskell reports from last week’s community launch event on the notorious Red River Fly Forums regulars mourn the passing of Gary Hyde: one of the Yorkshire Calder’s greatest guides, fly tyers and environmental advocates URES wins 3rd place for Best Environmental Project in this year’s National Lottery Awards Restoring the […]

Pic of the day: Urban sofa fishing

En route to this year’s CLA Game Fair (where he spent the weekend selling his new range of flies for coarse fish and signing copies of his latest book Canal Fishing)… … our good friend Dom Garnett stopped off in Leicester to explore the Soar with local expert ‘Skateboard Dave’ Egginton… … and found this […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Rea Brook, Shrewsbury

Armed with his trusty Orvis Superfine one-weight (possibly the Official Favourite Ultralight Flyrod of the Urbantrout movement?) Trout in Dirty Places reader Spencer Clayton has sent us another excellent report and evocative set of photos from the Rea Brook’s hidden valley on the outskirts of Shrewsbury: Today I arrived at the Rea at 12pm after a short […]

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 […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Lambourn, Newbury

Urbantrout readers Simon Clarke and David Miller spent a sunny winter Saturday on RENEWAL‘s much-restored urban reaches of the River Lambourn in Newbury last weekend, and sent us a selection of photos via Simon’s Facebook page. Like most of the southern chalkstreams at present, the river was running fast and high from lots of recent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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