Archive for the tag 'Woody debris'

Pic of the day: Woody debris is so last season…

… For the edgy Trout in Dirty Places vibe, what you need is a small hatchback! With big thanks to Paul Shorrock aka SharkeyP for this instant-classic early season shot (not to mention great one-liner!) in a Fly Fishing Forums discussion of all the great work of the Wild Trout Trust… (Photo: Paul Shorrock)

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 25 November

‘Sculpin’, ‘Trout’ and ‘Shrimpy’ go urban grayling fishing somewhere up north… no hotspotting here! Salford Friendly Anglers launch their revamped website, including an urgent appeal to stand up for the Irwell in the Environment Agency’s Challenges and Choices consultation London calling: making headlines in The Angler, undoing historic dredging and impoundment damage on the Hogsmill, and […]

Urban river funding plans for Burnley and south London: Why we’re crossing everything for 2013…

For many rivers trusts and river restoration groups across the UK, the last working week before Christmas has been a blur of deadlines: final drafts of reports on projects successfully completed, budgets and planning for work running up to the end of the financial year, and plans and applications for projects somewhere out there in […]

Urban river restoration: LWD on the Chess

Urban fly-fishers familiar with the River Chess above Scotsbridge Mill in Rickmansworth will know it can prove a spooky stretch to fish successfully. Historically canalised and perched above its floodplain to provide constant power for corn- and paper-milling, this lovely little outer-London chalkstream is now a popular circuit for local dog walkers (whilst tackling up […]

Film night: Urban river habitat improvement

For several years the Wild Trout Trust has been working closely with the Wandle Trust to improve habitat for trout and other species on South London’s most famous urban chalkstream.  In this excellent little case study video, filmed last autumn by Fish On Productions, Trout in the Town programme manager Paul Gaskell (yes, it’s that […]

Wood and water: LWD on the BBC

Woody debris on the radio… who knew the tools of river restoration geekdom could get so publicly funky?    Following Good Friday’s post-industrial fly-fishing extravaganza on the Wandle, another programme took to the airwaves yesterday morning: this time exploring the role of large and coarse woody debris in renaturalising river systems both rural and urban.  Clearly, as Angela […]