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Fly Fishing & Fly Tying: Glasgow’s urban wilderness

Maybe we’ve not been paying proper attention, but some reason it feels like a while since we spotted a full-on urban fishing feature in one of the leading print magazines. Whatever the case… it’s been a real pleasure to pick up the July issue of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying, and find an article by […]

Film night: Fly-fishing on a London chalkstream

Tim James says he never really meant to become a video editor, but after his pal Matthew Pease shot a few rolls of film documenting an after-work fishing trip, and didn’t have time to slice it and splice it all together, he grabbed the footage himself and set to work… And here’s the most excellent […]

Fishing in Wales: 5 top urban rivers

As the UK’s Covid-19 restrictions are slowly relaxed this spring, and it’s possible to travel a little further afield (but still without leaving the country) there’s no doubt that urban rivers look more appealing than ever as destination fisheries. Ceri Thomas at Fishing in Wales hasn’t been slow to recognise this, and he’s recently asked […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2021: It’s on!

OK boys and girls, we think you know the drill… this year’s Wild Trout Trust auction has just gone live, from today until the evening of Sunday 28 March. Which means it’s time to start planning some highlights of your fishing season around this carefully-assembled selection of fishing-related opportunities (including the urban ones which we’ve […]

Pic of the day: Throwback to the Calder

While our longer-range urban destination fishing is still off the cards (and most of our rivers have recently been blown out by rain and snowmelt anyway) … … here’s a little throwback to fishing the urban Calder in West Yorkshire with the Trout in Dirty Places crew in the freezing winter of 2010. Now that […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 11 January

SUNRISE creates an urban oasis in Stoke-on-Trent Wandering along the Wandle: recent articles in the Guardian and Times How the forthcoming Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill aims to tackle sewage pollution, after water companies dumped raw sewage into Britain’s rivers 200,000 times in 2019 Catch and kill? How city streets trap and poison fish… and what […]

Film night: Urban trout – not surprise, but expectation?

If you managed to attend the Wild Trout Trust’s Virtual Get Together in September this year, you might have seen this video as part of the Trout in the Town update… … but even if you did, we reckon you’ll enjoy spending ten minutes watching it for a second time. Back in the depths of […]

Urban river restorationists: Get accredited by WTT!

Ever since the Wild Trout Trust’s Trout in the Town programme was launched in 2007, inspired by the success of the Wandle project, the range and scale of urban river restoration groups has been growing across the UK. And recently, while the Trust was creating its new Trout in the Town Urban River Toolkit last […]

Pic of the day: Things you see on urban rivers…

… in this case, during a walkover survey of the River Axe for an exciting new Wild Trout Trust project in the hills around the Somerset Levels. To be honest, we’re slightly agnostic about the main herd of dinos crammed into the ornamental gardens behind the old paper mill at Wookey Hole: that awe-inspiring limestone […]

Film night: Urban chub on the fly

 Trout season is winding down across the northern hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean that urban fishing is over for the year… … as this highly enjoyable video from Dominic Garnett shows us. Dom is well known for his magazine columns and books including Flyfishing for Coarse Fish, Hooked on Lure Fishing and Crooked Lines, […]

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