Archive for the tag 'Taff'

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 […]

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