Archive for the tag 'Urban rivers'

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 UK River Summit 2024 comes to the Wandle!

Following the success of three River Festivals and Summits in 2022 and 2023, and amid growing public concern about the state of our waterways, our good friend Claire Zambuni’s exciting new river collaboration event is back again in 2024… and it’s bigger and more ambitious than ever. For an occasion that’s intended to bring diverse […]

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: 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 […]

Latest urban river news from the Wild Trout Trust

Readers of Urbantrout who are also members of the Wild Trout Trust will recently have received the charity’s autumn newsletter for 2023 – and it’s now available for everyone to read online too, with plenty of urban updates for aficionados of city rivers: Tim Jacklin’s latest news from the demolition of Snake Lane weir in […]

INNS Mapper: A new app for tackling invasive species in England, Wales and Scotland

As most experienced river restorationists know all too well, effectively tackling invasive non-native species (INNS) means knowing exactly where they are in the first place… … and that’s why we’re so stoked to see the new INNS Mapper app now available to download from Google Play and the Apple Store. For several years since the […]

Film night: Reviving the River Irk with Mike Duddy

Our urban warrior brother-in-arms Mike Duddy has just announced his well-earned retirement from Mersey Rivers Trust, after 13 years which saw him progress from volunteering with its predecessor Mersey Basin Rivers Trust (and heading up Salford Friendly Anglers) to full-time employment with the Trust in several senior roles. To celebrate Mike’s time with MRT, we’re […]

Pic of the day: Unboxing the Wey

River restoration specialist contractors Aquamaintain have revealed on their social media channels that they’re currently involved in a project to deculvert 75m of the River Wey, and improve another 200m, as part of redevelopment works on Alton’s old Molson Coors brewery site. There’s honestly nothing we love more than seeing urban chalkstream headwaters coming back […]

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 […]

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