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Newbury's little River Lambourn is one of our favourite urban fisheries. If you're in the area, here's a way you can really help to protect it from pollution...

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ARK - Action for the River Kennet to The Renewal Project

Volunteering opportunity in Newbury - help us with our Yellow Fish Campaign. Click on poster for details.

Slowly but surely, Sheffield's hidden rivers are coming back the surface...

Discover the hidden rivers of Sheffield:

Words: Simon Ogden If Sheffield residents were curious about the existence of hidden rivers coursing beneath their feet they could head to an unlikely place to check one of them out last week – the car park of Decathlon on Eyre St on the edge of the City Centre – and many did! Although the co
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#Urbantrout pic of the day: Respect!

Given a choice of home waters that includes the legendary Derbyshire Dove and Wye, you might expect occasional Urbantrout contributor Glen Pointon to pick one of those iconic limestone streams to represent the spirit of his fishing experience.
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Ice fishing on the Dunajec in Poland: it's film night again at #Urbantrout! (One for you, Adrian Grose-Hodge and Dominic Garnett!) http://www.urbantrout.net/film-night-ice-fishing-in-poland/

At this time of year, it’s perfectly right and proper for most of the cool new videos from the northern hemisphere to be solidly snowsports-related…
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The River Don is an environmental success story. Back in the 1970s it was riddled with pollution and now fish are successfully breeding as Andrew Griffiths reports.
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Everyone's wearing our new #Urbantrout #Kryptek caps! Fetch yours here: http://www.urbantrout.net/shop-urbantrout/ (Model: Milo. Photographer: Simon Clarke)

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These are not your grandad's fishing caps. New for 2017, now in the #Urbantrout store... http://www.urbantrout.net/urbantrout-kryptek-highlander-fi…/ #FishWhereYouLive

Way back when we came up with the idea of launching the Urbantrout range of eco-branded clothing (complete with 10% of profits going to help fund urban river mending projects) we knew we wanted to push some of the boundaries of normal fly-fishing clothing in the UK and Europe.
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Drum roll... after a super-quick photo shoot and coding session this morning, the new 2017 edition #Urbantrout caps are now in store. Grab 'em here while they're hot! http://www.urbantrout.net/shop-urbantrout/

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Almost here. New season fishing caps, dropping very soon in the #Urbantrout store!

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#Urbantrout pic of the day: Kieron Jenkins empties the secret grayling hole!

There’s a long and honourable tradition of Photoshopping the backgrounds of trophy fish photos in order to protect your favourite fishing spots… but this has got to be one of the finest and funniest we’ve ever seen.
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Could this be the ultimate urban river museum?

Architect Evgeny Didorenko has released his conceptual proposal, Thames River Museum, which aims to improve connectivity on the North Bank of the...
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Want to fish in Switzerland? In this comprehensive guest feature for #Urbantrout, urban fishing specialist Martin Pütter reveals all you need to know... #FishWhereYouLive

Following his fascinating feature on fishing in Basel at the end of last year, Martin Pütter has very kindly written this guest post that’s designed to unlock the complexities of fishing across the whole of Switzerland (urban and otherwise). Thanks Martin… luckily for us, it looks like it’s mostly e...
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#HNY2017 from #Urbantrout! Lots of news from the Wandle, Lea, Calder, Porter Brook, Daldykan and other urban rivers in our latest roundup (thanks to Damon Valentine and Eat Sleep Fish for the great cover shot!)

Tags: Calder, Copley, Daldykan, Fish passage, Fly-fishing, Lea, London, Norilsk, Sheffield, Sidecasts, Trout, Trout in Dirty Places, Urban fishing, Urban river restoration, Urban rivers, Urbex, Wandle
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#HNY2017! Great news for #Urbantrout beanie fans: our popular chocolate colour is back in store, with free P&P as usual, and 10% of profits to fund urban river mending projects (model: Richard Baker, urban fly-fishing pioneer extraordinaire) http://www.urbantrout.net/shop-urbantrout/

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It’s fair to say that 2016 has been unexpected in lots of ways. But one thing hasn’t changed – the growing community of urban fly-fishers who’ve been reading this website (and sometimes sporting our favourite eco-branded gear in search of the big one on rivers near and far).
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Urbantrout.net is the continuity blog for Theo Pike's Trout in Dirty Places, a trailblazing guide to urban river restora...tion and fly-fishing for trout and grayling in city centres across the UK (published in 2012 by Merlin Unwin Books). See more