Archive for June, 2013

Urban fly-fishing report: River Don, Sheffield

Thanks to a generous winning bid in this year’s Monnow Rivers Association charity auction, The River Beat blog recently visited Sheffield’s River Don for an introduction to urban fly-fishing… … walled in by pre-industrial brick and post-industrial modern glass, a Holiday Inn and busy road bridges. The sounds of general human commotion were never far […]

Urbantrout at the BFFI

Urbantrout returned to the British Fly Fair International this weekend, joining the Wild Trout Trust crew on their stand to sign even more copies of Trout in Dirty Places and officially launching our very own eco-branded hoodies, t-shirts, fishing caps and window stickers. As ever, the fair provided a perfect occasion to represent the urban […]

Launching Urbantrout’s new urban fly-fishing gear!

Today we’re delighted to announce a major development for Urbantrout: the launch of our new range of urban street-style fly-fishing gear… … with 10% of annual profits going directly to help fund urban river restoration projects. As we’ve said over on our full announcement page… If you want to stroll the banks of a manicured […]

Film night: Resilience and sharing a sense of place

Via the Wild Trout Trust’s Trout in the Town blog comes this superb video from the recent Urban River Champions’ Conclave, hosted 3 weekends ago by Salford Friendly Anglers. Over 40 minutes, keynote speaker (and urban tenkara fisher, blade-runner and river restorationist) Phil Sheridan tells a quietly riveting story of global travel, personal resilience, and […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Tuesday 4 June

Rubbish, art or both? The Wandsworth Arts Festival headlines with urban gyotaku-style tote bags and a Cabinet of Curiosities from the Wandle… … while Trolleywise launches a handy new app for getting 400,000 lost trolleys back every year (hat tip to Urbantrout reader Arabella Mileham at The Grocer)… … and we remember the brilliant Stray […]