Archive for the tag 'Medlock'

The Urbantrout Diaries: Year of mending urban rivers

After a few months’ break, our Urbantrout Diaries series returned to Flyfishing.co.uk just before Christmas… … with a blockbuster mini-series reviewing all the great urban river restoration projects that took place across the UK in 2014: Part 1: Weir removal, fish passage and remeandering on the Wandle Part 2: Community engagement, WFD compliance and Wild […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 22 September

Makeover for the Medlock: Paul Gaskell reports from last week’s community launch event on the notorious Red River Fly Forums regulars mourn the passing of Gary Hyde: one of the Yorkshire Calder’s greatest guides, fly tyers and environmental advocates URES wins 3rd place for Best Environmental Project in this year’s National Lottery Awards Restoring the […]

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 […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Thursday 20 September

Trout in (maybe slightly less Dirty, market-towny sorts of) Places: Urban fly-fishing breaks cover in this week’s Shooting Times magazine What’s Environment Agency NW planning for Manchester’s River Medlock? We’ll investigate and let you know! Digging up the river: after the Wandle’s latest pollution incident, fish passage work continues as planned… … while Peter Lapsley […]