Archive for the tag 'Wincanton'

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 5 September

#FishWhereYouLive: Sunray’s Tom Bell gets inspired by our own favourite philosophy It’s a sin to trash your local river, but a virtue to look after it: the Pope confirms what most river restorationists already kinda knew Rewilding Sheffield: the first wild trout for 160 years from a deculverted stretch of the Porter Brook for the WTT’s Paul […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 12 October

Manchester’s urban river restorationist Mike Duddy wins the Wild Trout Trust’s Wild Trout Hero award 2015 The BBC goes exploring London’s unseen rivers (and how they’re still affecting parking restrictions on the borders of different boroughs!) How was #Bagmageddon for you? England’s new plastic bag tax could raise £730 million for good causes over the […]

Cleaning up the Mersey Basin: Urban river cleanups for World Rivers Day 2015 and beyond

Inspired by the success of community cleanup events on urban rivers all over the UK (including the Don, Cale, Slea and Wandle), the Mersey Basin Rivers Trust has announced a new series of last-Sunday-of-the-month river cleanups across the Manchester area. Cleanups will run from 10.30am until around 2pm, and heavy gloves, hot drinks and cake […]

Film night: CATCHing up on the Cale

Just in case you missed this back in April (even if you didn’t, it’s still well worth another look) here’s a great little video recording the moment when CATCH committee members and their local Environment Agency team got all low-cost medieval on a significant barrier to fish migration on the Cale in Wincanton. (And while […]

The Urbantrout Diaries: Year of mending urban rivers

After a few months’ break, our Urbantrout Diaries series returned to Flyfishing.co.uk just before Christmas… … with a blockbuster mini-series reviewing all the great urban river restoration projects that took place across the UK in 2014: Part 1: Weir removal, fish passage and remeandering on the Wandle Part 2: Community engagement, WFD compliance and Wild […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 19 May

Into the Dalek zone: Urbantrout and Trout in Dirty Places reader (and urban steelheader beanie wearer) Ian Firkins goes exploring Braunton’s little River Caen INJAF’s Suzanne Constance presents a brilliant step-by-step on Kingston University’s habitat restoration project on the Hogsmill with the South East Rivers Trust One Big River: Paul Gaskell reports on the launch […]

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 […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 16 September

Another one bites the dust: latest news of fish passage improvements on south London’s little Hogsmill River CATCH ‘em young: Wincanton’s newly-formed community river restoration group draws crowds at the town’s first Sunday street market Sheffield University becomes the UK’s biggest urban water research group Changing perceptions of a dirty river: Action Irwell’s Eric Owen […]

Film night: Surveying Wincanton’s River Cale

What does the birth of an urban river restoration project look like? In the case of the little River Cale in Wincanton, everything seems to have started with a few beers in somebody’s garage, swiftly followed by a suitable acronym (CATCH: Community Action to Transform Cale Habitat) and one of the Wild Trout Trust’s famous […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 21 January

From Seattle to Atlanta via Boston, Denver and Salt Lake City, a new study by the United States Geological Survey examines the varying effects of urbanisation on different stream and river ecosystems … while the UK’s Environment Agency commits to massive £3.5 million deculverting of the River Roch in Rochdale’s historic centre (extra BBC footage […]