Archive for the tag 'Urban rivers'

Urban fly-fishing: 5 (or more) top tips

If you’ve ever read our urban fly-fishing reports and wondered how or where to make a start on your own city-centre adventure, look no further than Urbantrout’s recent guest feature on the famous Turrall Flies blog. From staying safe to picking the right flies, and even watching out for aliens… it’s all there. Click through […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Rea Brook, Shrewsbury

Spring is springing in the urban edgelands, and Urbantrout correspondent Spencer Clayton has been celebrating May Day on Shrewsbury’s magical little Rea Brook… I travelled light today, heading towards Shrewsbury by train from Wolverhampton station, reached Whitecroft Road at 11.30am and walked the banks, fishing upstream.  It was chilly and rained until 2pm, so I […]

Film night: Thanks from the Wandle!

When you’ve spent a decade (or more) steadily working away at mending the headwaters of an urban river… … you end up with lots of friends to thank. So the team at the Wandle Trust (now grown up into the South East Rivers Trust) made this video to celebrate the upper Wandle project’s success at […]

UK River Prize 2016: Wandle wins urban category

Here at Urbantrout, it’s no secret that the River Wandle is very close to our hearts (in fact it’s right across the road from where we’re tapping out this blog post in the depths of south London). So it’s been quite a buzz to hear that the Wandle Trust’s work on the Carshalton arm of […]

Pics of the day: Starting trout time in Andorra

Mid-March means the Wild Trout Trust charity auction is done, and trout season is starting all over. So we thought we’d go a little further afield than usual for our latest pics of the day… … all the way, in fact, to the Riú Gran Valira in Andorra la Vella, where the Pescadors D’Andorra have […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2016: See what all this urban fishing fuss is about!

It’s early March already… and that can only mean one thing: the time has come for the Wild Trout Trust’s famous annual charity auction. Whether you’re a hardened connoisseur of urban fishing, or you just finally want to see what the fuss is about, we highly recommend reading through all 298 lots in the auction […]

Pic of the day: Pre-season horse-hunting

Team Wychwood consultant and podcaster Glen Pointon is widely known for his frankly revolutionary floating C&R net and his semi-legendary horse-hunting escapades – catching big trout from notoriously Dirty Places like the upper Trent – and social media tells us he’s not resting on his laurels from previous seasons. Nope, he’s already out there on his […]

Film night: Urban fishing (Norwegian winter edition)

From Dry Fly Living via the most-excellent-for-long-dark-evenings Orvis film site comes this fabulous little vignette of a group of Norwegian anglers getting their winter fly-fishing fix. To those of us watching from the UK… how much does this look like winter grayling fishing on some of our own favourite city streams in Sheffield, Huddersfield and […]

Urban fishing: Rules change on Durham’s River Wear

Since Trout in Dirty Places was published in 2012, we’ve noticed virtually no changes to the fishing regulations on any of the featured 50 urban rivers across the UK. Naturally, the real world had to catch up with the printed page at some point (after all, working as a kind of continuity blog for the book […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 11 January

Cleaning up after the floods: 25 volunteers from the Mersey Basin Rivers Trust tackle debris in Bury’s Springwater Park “Flood management is more or less where medicine was in the 17th century: unscientific and irrational”: George Monbiot tackles Permanent Ineligible Features (PIFs) and farming subsidy public spending that ‘rushes rivers into our homes‘… … and […]

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