Archive for the tag 'Tame'

Trout & Salmon says: Meet the London rods

After December’s and January’s articles on urban fishing in Holmfirth and South London, Trout & Salmon has only gone and done it again… … with a feature in the April 2018 issue on London-based fly-fishers (and the London Flyfishing Fair on 23-24 March). By now, of course, most readers of Urbantrout won’t need much convincing […]

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 […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Calder, Irwell and Tame

With successive weather fronts blowing in from the Atlantic, flexibility and a functioning sense of humour were just enough to bring success when the Urbantrout team visited northern Manchester’s river systems last weekend. Starting our campaign on one of those classically post-industrial Calder tributaries, we indulged our passion for urban exploration to find bruiser trout […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Tame, Saddleworth

In bitterly cold conditions that he could only describe afterwards as raining, snowing, sleeting, absolutely everything…  … Urbantrout editor-at-large (and key consultant on Trout in Dirty Places) Richard Baker spent his northern opening day fly-fishing the urban upper reaches of the Mersey system controlled by Saddleworth Angling Society. When his fingers had thawed enough to […]

Miracle on the Irwell

It’s all happening in Media City. Just a few days after Nick Carter’s big lunchbreak trout hit the blogosphere, ITV News has aired this 2-minute local spot charting the Irwell’s recovery over the past 30 years, thanks largely to the (uncredited) Mersey Basin Campaign.  Chub, trout and several Salford Friendly Anglers are briefly interviewed…  This is […]