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Fins and Finns: Rewilding Oulujoki and other Nordic rivers

One of the wider Urbantrout team has recently been spending time in the Finnish city of Oulu, and simultaneously we’ve noticed a certain uptick in news from Finland’s urban and otherwise post-industrial rivers (of course, correlation still doesn’t amount to causation, no matter how influential we like to think our various team members really are…) […]

Urban fly-fishing report: Rivers Tame and Holme

The UK’s trout fishing season has well and truly opened again… and the Urbantrout crew’s Richard Baker and Adrian Grose-Hodge have just returned from a flying visit to some of our much-loved early season stomping grounds on Manchester’s post-industrial rivers. Fellow urban river stalwarts John O’Brien and Mike Denny joined them for dry fly sport […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2022: Back, bigger and badder than ever!

The Wild Trout Trust’s annual auction is back, and this year it’s bigger than ever before, with no less than 366 lots to choose from. One of the gnarliest challenges for any charity is raising long-term core funds which aren’t tightly tied to delivery of very specific short-term projects – and that’s why this fundraising […]

Trout & Salmon explores the Yorkshire Calder

Sowerby Bridge might be familiar to you as the the setting for the BBC’s Happy Valley crime drama. It’s also the hometown of Phillippa Hake… one of the new generation of fly-fishers who has taken full advantage of the information age, rapidly ascending the learning curve to become an excellent angler in a relatively short […]

Fly Fishing & Fly Tying: Urban fishing in Winchester

There’s no doubt that Winchester is one of the all-time-classic urban fishing destinations – since we saw that rippling chalkstream along the city’s Roman walls, we’ve loved it ourselves, never mind eulogising it in Trout in Dirty Places – and the latest issue of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying tells the story of how Cumbrian […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 11 October

Trout in Dirty Places sells out… but not before featuring in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera! Wandle trout: Matthew Wright goes fishing in Hackbridge Redressing past mistakes: ambitious plans for High Wycombe’s River Wye Sewage, chemicals, microplastics… how dirty are Britain’s rivers, and what can be done? Daylighting the Medlock in Manchester’s Mayfield Park Time […]

Fly Culture: Tinworks trout on the Taff

Here at Urbantrout we’re huge fans of Fly Culture magazine, a quarterly publication ‘journal of high quality writing and photographs that capture the essence of what fly fishing means to us all’. The autumn 2021 issue features a story from a stretch of river that’s frankly new to us: Melingriffith on the Taff, where the […]

Urban fly-fishing report: River Sheaf, Sheffield

Professional sports photographer Duncan Philpott recently spent a few hours with a fishing pal on one of Sheffield’s many city streams. Naturally, he took his camera along to capture some shots of the whole experience – and best of all, he’s now given us permission to use a few of them here on Urbantrout. It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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