Archive for the tag 'Chess'

Urbantrout sidecasts: Saturday 15 December

Urban fishing bonus: starlings throw shapes in the winter sky over Taunton’s Obridge viaduct (above, via the Daily Mail) Discover tenkara: Paul Gaskell, John Pearson and Stuart Crofts host a have-a-go day for Sheffield’s SPRITE volunteers The Wandle Trust wins £1m+ funding for Water Framework Directive-related urban river restoration across south London City centre salmon […]

Urban river restoration: LWD on the Chess

Urban fly-fishers familiar with the River Chess above Scotsbridge Mill in Rickmansworth will know it can prove a spooky stretch to fish successfully. Historically canalised and perched above its floodplain to provide constant power for corn- and paper-milling, this lovely little outer-London chalkstream is now a popular circuit for local dog walkers (whilst tackling up […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Thursday 18 October

Gravel cleaning, cake and urban fishing: just another World Rivers Day in south London Even more London stuff: the Wandle’s first finished rock ramp fish pass, Thames 21’s Cleaner Thames Challenge, and the Wandle Trust’s call for education volunteers Love your river: hosted by Thames Water and the River Chess Association, double Olympic rowing gold […]

Riding the storm: River Chess gets extra STW capacity

Great news this morning from the River Chess in north west London, where Thames Water have just doubled the stormwater storage capacity of their Chesham sewage treatment works.  The River Chess Association was formed in 2009 in direct response to local concerns about “black water” discharges from these works, whose headwater location often contributes more than […]