Archive for November, 2012

Fishtec: Feeling the blog love…

It’s a real honour to announce that Fishtec, the tackle retailer based in urbantrout’s favourite Usk valley town of Brecon (hint: check out the Breconshire fishery) have now listed this site in their second instalment of fly-fishing blogs to be reckoned with. Fishtec’s online marketing manager Kieron Jenkins, himself no mean writer and blogger, has […]

Film night: Fish passage comes to Meadowhall

Rather smaller in scale than the record-breaking demolition of the PNW’s Elwha dams, but probably no less significant for other reasons, is the very recent installation of a £300,000 multi-species technical fish and eel pass on the previously-impassable Hadfield weir in Sheffield. Via the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and A Torn Construction comes this fascinating […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 12 November

Kranj time for trophy hunters: urban huchen fishing revealed on Slovenia’s legendary Sava (top tip: arm up with 8-10 weights or heavier) US-based Clean Water Future’s community engagement crowd-funding model brings Kickstarter-style fundraising to river restoration Bakewell or bust: 3 Wandle Piscators sample street-fishing on the Derbyshire Wye Shaun Leonard, Paul Gaskell, Tim Jacklin and […]

Film night: Toxic bioaccumulation in post-industrial rivers… are urban fish safe to eat?

This is an issue that’s kept UK-based river restorationists awake at night for years – but never with quite enough evidence to convince regulatory colleagues that toxic bioaccumulation of arsenic, mercury, PCBs, endocrine-disrupting flame retardants and other contaminants probably works the same at the apex of our inland waterways’ food webs as it does in […]