Archive for the tag 'Trout in Dirty Places'

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 […]

Urbantrout’s online shop is open!

It’s a real thrill to announce that our new online shop is now open, selling our introductory range of Urbantrout branded hoodies, t-shirts, fishing caps, and even window stickers for your fishing wagon – as well as signed copies of Trout in Dirty Places (just in case you haven’t got yours yet). Click here to […]

Urbantrout at the BFFI

Urbantrout returned to the British Fly Fair International this weekend, joining the Wild Trout Trust crew on their stand to sign even more copies of Trout in Dirty Places and officially launching our very own eco-branded hoodies, t-shirts, fishing caps and window stickers. As ever, the fair provided a perfect occasion to represent the urban […]

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 […]

Trout in the Classroom: Rewilding kids and rivers

This time last week, environmental writer-campaigner George Monbiot (personal mottos: Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable and Unreconstructed idealist, professional troublemaker) visited south London’s River Wandle to watch the Wandle Trust’s Trout in the Classroom trout fry release by local urban schoolkids in Morden Hall Park. His feature about the project and its wider implications […]

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