Archive for the tag 'Grayling'

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 […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 19 August

Remembering Peter Lapsley: writer, conservationist, President of the Wandle Piscators and much more Urban fly-fishing in Germany: Tankred Rinder reports from the post-industrial River Rur in Monschau Less heat, more light? An ongoing (currently civilised and seemingly well-informed) discussion of fracking in the UK context Lost urban rivers beneath our feet, and why they’re important […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Kenwater, Leominster

After this year’s CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall, the Urbantrout team went on the road for a week in a heatwave in the Welsh Marches… … fishing the Teme with publisher Merlin Unwin in a spectacular gorge near Leintwardine, vainly scanning the steaming surface of the same river further downstream in Ludlow for any […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Itchen, Winchester

Regular Urbantrout readers will probably recognise the city of Winchester as one of our favourite beats: this stretch of the Itchen was already a post-industrial river when Frederic Halford and his fellow grandees of the Flyfishers’ Club held their annual Mayfly Mess at the Royal Hotel in the Victorian era, and we always like to […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Don, Sheffield

Thanks to a generous winning bid in this year’s Monnow Rivers Association charity auction, The River Beat blog recently visited Sheffield’s River Don for an introduction to urban fly-fishing… … walled in by pre-industrial brick and post-industrial modern glass, a Holiday Inn and busy road bridges. The sounds of general human commotion were never far […]

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