Archive for October, 2012

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 […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Thursday 18 October

Gravel cleaning, cake and urban fishing: just another World Rivers Day in south London Even more London stuff: the Wandle’s first finished rock ramp fish pass, Thames 21’s Cleaner Thames Challenge, and the Wandle Trust’s call for education volunteers Love your river: hosted by Thames Water and the River Chess Association, double Olympic rowing gold […]

Urban fly-fishing: Discovering Dublin

Flipping through the pages of this month’s Trout & Salmon magazine, the headline hit us first: yes, it’s a totally-urban-fishing-themed advertorial for the Irish Tourist Board! Here’s a flavour of the copy (alternatively, click the image above for the full hi-res version): Less well known (than the Liffey) are those local urban waters the Dodder and the Tolka, which […]

Urban river restoration: Restocking Yorkshire’s Colne

Here’s one we missed earlier: news of the latest very welcome stocking of 4,000 juvenile grayling into Yorkshire’s River Colne between Marsden and Milnsbridge. Readers of Trout in Dirty Places will probably remember that this is the stretch of the Colne which has been hit by an almost unbelievable sequence of pollution incidents in the […]