The Urbantrout Diaries: Taking the fight to invasive non-native species

Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing

Just in case you missed it last week, the latest instalment of the Urbantrout Diaries series went live on Thursday, revealing some of the background and thinking behind the soon-to-be-published guide to tackling invasive non-native species entitled Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashing:

Even whilst relishing the totally counterintuitive wonder of urban fly-fishing, a sense of deep disquiet has been creeping up on me. So many of these rivers, so recently brought back from the dead, are now at real risk of slipping away from us again. And this time it’s not the threat of pollution that’s putting them in danger, it’s the immediate prospect of strangulation by invasive non-native species…

Today, MacNab Media’s editor Ian Welch has now also reviewed the Pocket Guide for and FishingMagic: 

Empowering people to engage with and protect their environment at grassroots level is a tall order but Theo achieves it in an easy-to-read format and this is a book that should not just be in the pocket of every angler but also every gardener, rambler, birder…

It may be pocket-sized but this is a giant first step in getting the public to fight back and take responsibility for their environment.

Please click through to read the full article and reviews… and maybe we’ll see you at Farlows this Thursday (hint: look out for the bright yellow books and the Urbantrout hoodie)?

Update: Following a very successful launch day at Farlows, copies of Balsam Bashing will be available at another signing session at the Sportfish Show on Saturday 10 May. Hope to see you there!

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