Archive for the tag 'Taff'

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2017: Here’s where your next urban fishing season starts

As the whole concept of urban fly-fishing moves steadily into the mainstream, the Wild Trout Trust’s annual charity auction has become a regular feature of our publishing calendar here at Urbantrout. For your usual bidding pleasure, this is the fifth time we’ve filleted out all the tastiest urban lots, and we reckon there’s no real […]

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 […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2015: Which city stream will you fish this year?

It’s on! This year’s legendary Wild Trout Trust charity fundraising auction is now fully live over on the big auction site. And as you’d expect, we’ve been trawling through the lots to spot the juiciest urban fly-fishing opportunities… Lots 56 and 57: Doubling up your chances to win a week’s permit for 2 rods on the Town […]

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 Taff, Merthyr Tydfil

Fearless urban fly-fishers Lee Evans and Daniel Popp tackled the upper Taff this weekend, and Lee just posted this haiku-like report and pic on Facebook: Jackson’s Bridge, River Taff, Merthyr Tydfil – mad dog barking and slavering in an adjacent garden, sewage outfall into the pool and the air filled with the heady scent of […]

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 […]

Urban fly-tying: Tim James, Tavistock

Readers of last year’s best-selling urban fly-fishing blockbuster may recall how impressed we were by the locally-tied flies of Tavistock fishing guide Tim James… … which we loved enough to pick up a generous handful from the counter of English Country Pursuits, the town’s huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ shop. Some of these featured in chapter […]

Pasties, plastic bags and public engagement: Greggs the Bakers’ double bonus for south Wales rivers

Although the current wave of Water Framework Directive related funding (via Defra’s River Improvement Fund and subsequent Catchment Restoration Fund) have seen welcome injections of capital into river restoration work across the UK… … the fact remains that funding options for catchment-scale projects remain decidedly limited, and still largely dependent on grants from government and […]