Archive for the tag 'Urban fishing'

Film night: Trout and tribulations

Complete with footage from this week’s River Festival and Summit at Morden Hall on the Wandle, this new video from the one and only Amie Battams is firmly tongue-in-cheek as we’ve come to expect… … but it also carries an incredibly important message about all our rivers for everyone who’s looking after them (or should […]

Fly Culture: Nick Thomas finds wildness on the Taff

Behind the frankly stunning cover image from AD Maddox, the latest issue of Pete Tyjas’s Fly Culture magazine contains the usual rich mix of writing and photography… … Dan Osmond’s right to roam on Dartmoor, Ben Jailler braving ‘The Silence of the Lagg’, Adrian Grose-Hodge interviewing Bob DeMott, Jon Brett-Harris taking riverside walks… … and […]

The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2024: Bid today!

If you’ve been reading this website for a while, you’ll know that we like to provide our readers with a curated list of urban-related lots from the Wild Trout Trust’s Spring Auction each year. That’s because WTT runs the Trout in the Town network of community groups that seeks to improve urban rivers everywhere (as […]

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: Lady of the Stream

We’ve spoken before (see here, here and here) about the egalitarian, accessible nature of urban rivers, and how they seem to attract talented, adventurous women to their banks… … so now it’s time to welcome another one, Ellie Reeves, filmed by Tim Pottage aka Tim James, as she deftly tackles a stretch of free grayling […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 16 January

(Un)build it and they will come! How a Wild Trout Trust urban weir removal project is bringing salmon back to Derbyshire’s River Ecclesbourne Championing the rights of rivers on east London’s urban Roding: Paul Powlesland speaks out in the Guardian Reclaiming the Don and Sheaf in Sheffield: an interview with Simon Ogden £1.6m fine for […]

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 […]

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