Archive for the tag 'Trout in Dirty Places'

Urban river restoration: Tree kickers on the Goyt

Way back in November 2010 when we explored Stockport’s River Goyt for Trout in Dirty Places (and interviewed local river restorationist Andrew Parker and other officials of the Disley & New Mills Angling Club), one of the most fascinating angles on this river’s recovery story was the structures called tree kickers installed in the channel. Securely […]

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 […]

Bank holiday special: Trout in Dirty Places caps

Whilst going through the Urbantrout warehouse this bank holiday weekend, we came across a small box of special edition Trout in Dirty Places caps, originally designed to celebrate the launch of the book back in 2012. For good measure we’ve just added an exclusive Urbantrout looped tag to each one – and for a limited […]

Pic of the day: Woody debris is so last season…

… For the edgy Trout in Dirty Places vibe, what you need is a small hatchback! With big thanks to Paul Shorrock aka SharkeyP for this instant-classic early season shot (not to mention great one-liner!) in a Fly Fishing Forums discussion of all the great work of the Wild Trout Trust… (Photo: Paul Shorrock)

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 […]

Fish where you live: Science hints at the real health values of blue-green spaces in our towns and cities

New results from a 5-year research project carried out by the University of Exeter show that moving to greener spaces in towns and cities can have positive, lasting health benefits. From a summary in a property feature in last week’s Metro: The study traced 1,000 people living in British cities for 5 years and found […]

Inspiration from the Kelvin (and a Happy New Year!)

Maybe it’s something in the water (or more probably the proximity of Glasgow’s ancient and world-famous School of Art) but the local graffiti on the Kelvin never fails to inspire us. Take the example above, which recently appeared on Alistair Stewart’s Urban Fly Fisher blog… or the ones below, which we found whilst fishing and […]

World Rivers Day: Sunday 29 September

This year’s World Rivers Day will be marked in south London by the official launch of the Living Wandle HLF-funded urban landscape partnership projects – and Urbantrout will be there too! 5 years on from the Wandle Piscators’ first World Rivers Day event in 2008, the angling club is hosting a fishing-themed event from 12 […]

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 […]

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