Archive for the tag 'Sheffield'

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 28 July

Urban wildlife through the lens: south London photographer Tomos Brangwyn shoots a Wandle / Ravensbourne inner-city kingfisher story for the Daily Mail Salford Friendly Anglers win the Angling Trust’s 2014 Fred J Taylor Award for their work on the Irwell catchment New research from Cardiff University shows pollution-sensitive species recolonising urban rivers… … but it’s […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Tuesday 22 April

Every fish pushed you and your tackle to the limit… Stuart Minnikin goes urban fishing in Slovenia Milling history in Burnley (including a shout out for the Ribble Rivers Trust’s URES fish passage project) Magic mushrooms: the UK’s first mycofiltration project takes root on the Wandle Soft covers for Charles Rangeley-Wilson’s Silt Road (it’s also been longlisted for […]

Film night: Your roof is a headwater

Apart from refilling the aquifers and reservoirs, and triggering a national conversation about how we really want to manage our rivers, this winter’s record rainfall has had another tangible benefit… … providing Trout in the Town maestro Paul Gaskell with an opportunity to track the urban runoff patterns in his native Sheffield, ahead of the […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2014: Make this your year of urban exploration!

It’s hard to believe a whole year has rolled round since last year’s Wild Trout Trust auction… but here we are again, with another highly tempting selection of lots for would-be urban anglers. Whether you’re already a dyed-in-the-wool post-industrial fly-fisher, or you’ve recently discovered our dirty little secret and want to find out more, we’re […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 16 September

Another one bites the dust: latest news of fish passage improvements on south London’s little Hogsmill River CATCH ‘em young: Wincanton’s newly-formed community river restoration group draws crowds at the town’s first Sunday street market Sheffield University becomes the UK’s biggest urban water research group Changing perceptions of a dirty river: Action Irwell’s Eric Owen […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 19 August

Remembering Peter Lapsley: writer, conservationist, President of the Wandle Piscators and much more Urban fly-fishing in Germany: Tankred Rinder reports from the post-industrial River Rur in Monschau Less heat, more light? An ongoing (currently civilised and seemingly well-informed) discussion of fracking in the UK context Lost urban rivers beneath our feet, and why they’re important […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Don, Sheffield

Thanks to a generous winning bid in this year’s Monnow Rivers Association charity auction, The River Beat blog recently visited Sheffield’s River Don for an introduction to urban fly-fishing… … walled in by pre-industrial brick and post-industrial modern glass, a Holiday Inn and busy road bridges. The sounds of general human commotion were never far […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2013: What’s your urban fly-fishing lot?

This year’s much-anticipated Wild Trout Trust annual fundraising auction has just gone live on ebay. At Urbantrout we know a significant number of anglers who use the auction as a guide to planning their season’s fishing. So when we found ourselves marking up the printed catalogue with all the urban fishing options before saving a list of […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 25 February

Midcurrent reviews the latest Orvis fly-fishing sling pack (we’re loving the digital camo colourway for stealthy urban ops… stay tuned for something special!) Retreat from trouble: the Porter Brook’s native white-clawed crayfish are evacuated from Sheffield city centre to a high-altitude ark site somewhere in the surrounding Pennines A few miles upstream from that tunnel, […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 21 January

From Seattle to Atlanta via Boston, Denver and Salt Lake City, a new study by the United States Geological Survey examines the varying effects of urbanisation on different stream and river ecosystems … while the UK’s Environment Agency commits to massive £3.5 million deculverting of the River Roch in Rochdale’s historic centre (extra BBC footage […]

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