Archive for October, 2013

Restoring the Red River: Manchester’s River Medlock

At last week’s Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards (no urban winners this time, but we salute them all just the same!) many of our fellow river restorationists kept coming back to one fascinating subject of debate… … the massive ongoing project work by the Environment Agency, Groundwork and the Irwell Rivers Trust to restore Manchester’s […]

Film night: Taking a tour of the Bradford Beck

Thanks once again to our good friend Dr Gaskell’s epic editing skillz, this week’s film night presents a reprise of this summer’s Trout in the Town sponsored Urban Rivers Conclave. This time it’s Professor David Lerner (head of the URSULA research project) taking us on an enthralling tour of the Aire Rivers Trust’s pilot for […]

The Urbantrout Diaries: Bashing balsam

The second episode of The Urbantrout Diaries recently went live on… For the first couple of years, it seemed our balsam-bashing efforts would never get off the stretch of river at Richmond Green, right where the infant Wandle trickles out of a concrete culvert on the boundary between Sutton and Croydon, echoing with post-industrial mockery […]

Celebrating our urban rivers: World Rivers Day 2013

Having been very closely involved in bringing World Rivers Day to south London for the first time in 2008, there’s nothing that gives the Urbantrout team more pleasure than seeing this international celebration of rivers flourishing more and more widely every year across the UK. While we joined fellow urban fly-fishers Dom Garnett and Charles […]