Archive for the tag 'Winchester'

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: […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2017: Here’s where your next urban fishing season starts

As the whole concept of urban fly-fishing moves steadily into the mainstream, the Wild Trout Trust’s annual charity auction has become a regular feature of our publishing calendar here at Urbantrout. For your usual bidding pleasure, this is the fifth time we’ve filleted out all the tastiest urban lots, and we reckon there’s no real […]

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 […]

Urban getaway: Winchester

With most of the Wandle running high, coloured and functionally un-fly-fishable for weeks (thanks to persistent pulses of urban runoff from surrounding square miles of roads, car parks and paved front gardens, to say nothing of randomly-clustered diesel and cooking oil spillages), one or two Wandle Piscators needed a break.  So we took one …