Archive for the tag 'Urban fishing'

Film night: Glen Pointon takes us to the hell-hole

It’s interesting to see how the idea of vlogging has come back round the loop again: maybe it never quite went away, but we’re sure there was some kind of hiatus between the old-skool DSLR / point-and-shoot cameras, and the new wave of smartphone streaming, Instagram stories and, well, you get the picture… Anyway, vlogging […]

Trout on the Tube: T&S tackles the Wandle

At a time when well-loved print magazines such as Total Flyfisher and Fly Rod & Reel seem to be dropping like flies, it’s reassuring to see venerable titles like Trout & Salmon still going stronger than ever. Of course, staying right on the cusp of current developments in progressive fly-fishing is one way to ensure […]

Urbantrout beanies and hoodies: Winter is here!

You’ve almost certainly heard the old outdoors saying ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothing’. And as another ‘Beast from the East’ (aka Storm Caroline) rolls the winter’s first significant snow across the UK, we’re not going to argue with that. After all, that’s why we bring you the best beanies […]

Trout & Salmon: Jon Beer fishes Holmfirth

Here at Urbantrout, it’s a constant low-level source of entertainment to watch how different angling writers react to the ambiguous challenge of our urban rivers. One or two usually-intrepid international explorers have proved weirdly squeamish (no names, no pack drill!) – while other less obviously gung-ho personalities are clearly super-keen to get stuck into Dirty […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 9 October

River mending in an urban Royal Park: installing a Downstream Defender in Richmond Park to improve water quality in south London’s Beverley Brook (Part 2 coming soon!) The River Restoration Centre visits a range of Healthy Rivers Project sites around Caerphilly in south Wales The wetter the better? Making the mental leap to treating storm […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 17 July

Team England coach Jeremy Lucas reports from this year’s IFFA River International fly-fishing competition on the Ebbw (one of the best post-industrial rivers in Wales!) News from Manchester: Mersey Basin Rivers Trust and Healthy Rivers Trust merge to form the new Mersey Rivers Trust 20 best places to enjoy London’s rewilded rivers Flash floods and […]

Pic of the day: CHALK on the Wandle

Thanks to a recent edition of Simon Cooper’s always-entertaining weekly newsletters, we know two things about the crowdfunded CHALK movie (billed as ‘a feature length film celebrating the importance of the chalkstreams of southern England in the history and development of fly fishing’). Firstly, it’s on: filming has already begun. Secondly, some of it has been […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 15 May

Exploring ‘the drain’: David James Bendle takes a friend fishing on an Irwell tributary ‘Haunted rubble and half-vanished walls’ on the banks of Winchester’s River Itchen Tenkara in the edgelands: David West Beale gets his stalk on SERT takes out the River Club weir on the Hogsmill near Tolworth in south London The Littering Fisherman: […]

Trout in Dirty Places: Now available as an ebook!

Five years (count ’em already!) since this groundbreaking urban fishing and river-mending title was published in 2012… … publishers Merlin Unwin Books have now released Trout in Dirty Places in ebook format. Available from Amazon, iBooks and Kobo, it’s priced at £10.00 or less. So, if you’ve been reading this site, but haven’t fully come over to […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 3 April

Here come the hipster fly-fishers! Urban fly-fishing and the Wandle (as well as the Goyt, Irwell, Don and Calder) have now reached official manbun-and-craft-beer status… … while Fieldsports magazine also lists the Wandle, Walthamstow reservoir, and Syon Park as the capital’s finest fisheries, ahead of the first London Fly Fishing Fair Slowly but surely, Sheffield’s […]

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