Archive for the tag 'Trout'

Film night: The Wandle at risk

 One way and another, south London’s River Wandle never seems to be far from the news, but it’s been accumulating stories at impressive pace in the last few weeks. Maybe the biggest headlines landed (for instance, in the Sun and Angling Times) when local angler Hector Rodriguez unexpectedly struck into a spawned-out salmon kelt […]

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: 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 […]

Bristol calling: The Fishtolian podcasts

From early September 2022 onwards, Pete Tyjas’s famous Fly Culture podcast has been hosting a series of takeovers by The Fishtolian: a mission by Pete Coleman-Smith and Jon Ogborne to find wild brown trout in Bristol, inspired by the Trout in the Trym project. From the series intro: Bristol would never be the first place […]

Welsh river champions: FF&FT and T&S double up in south Wales

There must be something in the air (or water…) because two of the UK’s leading fly-fishing magazines are visiting the urban rivers of Wales in their September 2022 editions… … Fly-Fishing & Fly Tying tackling the Taff and Rhondda with Terry Bromwell and Charles Jardine, while Trout & Salmon explores the Ebbw with Kieron Jenkins […]

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 […]

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