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Latest urban river news from the Wild Trout Trust

Readers of Urbantrout who are also members of the Wild Trout Trust will recently have received the charity’s autumn newsletter for 2023 – and it’s now available for everyone to read online too, with plenty of urban updates for aficionados of city rivers: Tim Jacklin’s latest news from the demolition of Snake Lane weir in […]

INNS Mapper: A new app for tackling invasive species in England, Wales and Scotland

As most experienced river restorationists know all too well, effectively tackling invasive non-native species (INNS) means knowing exactly where they are in the first place… … and that’s why we’re so stoked to see the new INNS Mapper app now available to download from Google Play and the Apple Store. For several years since the […]

Film night: Reviving the River Irk with Mike Duddy

Our urban warrior brother-in-arms Mike Duddy has just announced his well-earned retirement from Mersey Rivers Trust, after 13 years which saw him progress from volunteering with its predecessor Mersey Basin Rivers Trust (and heading up Salford Friendly Anglers) to full-time employment with the Trust in several senior roles. To celebrate Mike’s time with MRT, we’re […]

Pic of the day: Unboxing the Wey

River restoration specialist contractors Aquamaintain have revealed on their social media channels that they’re currently involved in a project to deculvert 75m of the River Wey, and improve another 200m, as part of redevelopment works on Alton’s old Molson Coors brewery site. There’s honestly nothing we love more than seeing urban chalkstream headwaters coming back […]

Film night: Fera’s Trout Bum on the Wandle

Outdoor clothing and experience brand Fera have just marked the start of the trout season by launching their new Trout Bum (‘from street to stream’) capsule collection on the Wandle… … with an atmospheric shoot and edit by Patrick Tillard that nicely captures the edgeland beauty of the Hackbridge stretch of the river (restored so […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 10 April

Vote today! The Wild Trout Trust’s Snake Lane urban weir removal project reaches the final 5 of this year’s Dam Removal Europe Awards Scenes from the Wandle: Extinction Rebellion declares the river a crime scene… … while the Wandle Piscators urban fishing club takes on the angling lease at Morden Hall Park Better Becks in […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2023

What’s that, you say? Yes, it’s the famous Wild Trout Trust spring auction, back just in time to help you book a whole new fishing season of adventures – and this time offering a record 401 lots to choose from! As usual, the Urbantrout team have scoured the listings for inner-city options to help you […]

Film night: Lady of the Stream

We’ve spoken before (see here, here and here) about the egalitarian, accessible nature of urban rivers, and how they seem to attract talented, adventurous women to their banks… … so now it’s time to welcome another one, Ellie Reeves, filmed by Tim Pottage aka Tim James, as she deftly tackles a stretch of free grayling […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 16 January

(Un)build it and they will come! How a Wild Trout Trust urban weir removal project is bringing salmon back to Derbyshire’s River Ecclesbourne Championing the rights of rivers on east London’s urban Roding: Paul Powlesland speaks out in the Guardian Reclaiming the Don and Sheaf in Sheffield: an interview with Simon Ogden £1.6m fine for […]

Film night: Wild is Where You Find It

As we roll slowly towards the close of the year, it’s natural to look back at the fishing season and maybe even feel a bit contemplative. And this time round the sun, we’ve seen no better tribute to the last 12 months on the water than this new film from Nick Thomas. Nick will already […]

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