Archive for March, 2013

Guided urban fly-fishing fundraiser: Your chance to crack the Yorkshire Calder?

Readers of Trout in Dirty Places may recall that the Yorkshire Calder has a reputation as a difficult, enigmatic, big-fish river – a place where guides go fishing on their days off. Now, in aid of the Calder & Colne Rivers Trust’s riverfly monitoring training programme, local guide Gary Hyde is teaming up with Nick […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Tame, Saddleworth

In bitterly cold conditions that he could only describe afterwards as raining, snowing, sleeting, absolutely everything…  … Urbantrout editor-at-large (and key consultant on Trout in Dirty Places) Richard Baker spent his northern opening day fly-fishing the urban upper reaches of the Mersey system controlled by Saddleworth Angling Society. When his fingers had thawed enough to […]

Urbantrout has a new tag!

Thanks to some amazingly nifty design skillz from our good friends Duncan Soar (urban fly-fisher, IT guru and photographer extraordinaire) and Dominic Skinner (designer of the iconic Dunk Mug) … … the Urbantrout logo has gone all conceptual, weathered and (we reckon) damnably funky. So the only question now is: what else should we do […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2013: What’s your urban fly-fishing lot?

This year’s much-anticipated Wild Trout Trust annual fundraising auction has just gone live on ebay. At Urbantrout we know a significant number of anglers who use the auction as a guide to planning their season’s fishing. So when we found ourselves marking up the printed catalogue with all the urban fishing options before saving a list of […]

Film night: Biosecurity TV

Many of the rivers and streams in our towns and cities have quite enough problems already… so why risk adding any more in the form of invasive species carried by anglers and others who work and play in and around the water? In this inspiring short film that’s already going viral across the internet, Riverfly […]