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Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 28 July

Urban wildlife through the lens: south London photographer Tomos Brangwyn shoots a Wandle / Ravensbourne inner-city kingfisher story for the Daily Mail Salford Friendly Anglers win the Angling Trust’s 2014 Fred J Taylor Award for their work on the Irwell catchment New research from Cardiff University shows pollution-sensitive species recolonising urban rivers… … but it’s […]

Pic of the day: Urban sofa fishing

En route to this year’s CLA Game Fair (where he spent the weekend selling his new range of flies for coarse fish and signing copies of his latest book Canal Fishing)… … our good friend Dom Garnett stopped off in Leicester to explore the Soar with local expert ‘Skateboard Dave’ Egginton… … and found this […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Rea Brook, Shrewsbury

Armed with his trusty Orvis Superfine one-weight (possibly the Official Favourite Ultralight Flyrod of the Urbantrout movement?) Trout in Dirty Places reader Spencer Clayton has sent us another excellent report and evocative set of photos from the Rea Brook’s hidden valley on the outskirts of Shrewsbury: Today I arrived at the Rea at 12pm after a short […]

Urban fly-tying: Martin’s Minnow

If there’s one fly pattern that’s taken the UK’s fishing world by storm this season, it’s this deceptively simple minnow jig pattern designed and tied by Huddersfield’s Martin Smith. Martin’s Minnow has already notched up impressive scorelines as far afield as Scotland and the Derbyshire Dove (and a starring role in an article by Glen […]

Film night: Fishing the Dodder in Dublin

The moment when we realised that good trout really were starting to return to the Wandle is vividly burned into the Urbantrout team’s collective memory here in south London. It was April 2008: we were just getting ready for the first big Wandle Piscators’ annual club dinner, and one of us found a truly sensational […]

Urbantrout gear hits the water in Eat, Sleep, Fish

Recently we’ve been stoked to see our Urbantrout eco-branded fishing gear making frequent appearances in the monthly must-read Eat, Sleep, Fish ezine… … modelled by no-one less than its hard-working editor (and Devon School of Fly Fishing pro guide and instructor) Pete Tyjas. Pete bought a hoodie and one of our urban steelheader beanie hats at the […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Tuesday 22 April

Every fish pushed you and your tackle to the limit… Stuart Minnikin goes urban fishing in Slovenia Milling history in Burnley (including a shout out for the Ribble Rivers Trust’s URES fish passage project) Magic mushrooms: the UK’s first mycofiltration project takes root on the Wandle Soft covers for Charles Rangeley-Wilson’s Silt Road (it’s also been longlisted for […]

The Urbantrout Diaries: Wet weather in Wincanton

We’re delighted to announce that the fifth episode of The Urbantrout Diaries has just been published, this time featuring an exciting new Trout in the Town project in Somerset: Community Action to Transform the Cale Habitat (CATCH for short: never underestimate the value of a finely crafted acronym!) has enjoyed the same meteoric rise as […]

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 […]

Film night: Saving the Lathkill

As regular readers of this blog will know, post-industrial rivers really do come in all shapes, sizes and conditions (and not all of them now as urban as you might think). To us, there’s no better proof of this maxim than the otherwise idyllic upper Lathkill, part of the headwaters of the mighty Trent. However […]

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