Archive for August, 2012

River on a knife edge

This time last year when I wrote in my introduction to Trout in Dirty Places … Despite their recovery and fragile resilence, we shouldn’t be in any doubt that urban trout and grayling still inhabit rivers on a knife edge. Chances are, between the time I finish writing this book and you start reading it, […]

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Pollution, Trout in Dirty Places, Urban rivers, Wandle Aug 24 2012

In Patagonia

When it comes to pictures expressing a thousand words… even to a compulsive writer, this is one of those. Stalking the gravel flats, swampy oxbows, truncated spurs and meandering terraces of a river I’ve known since my teens but hardly started to understand until now… … thanks to local expert Owain, I felt as if […]

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Fly-fishing, Trout Aug 17 2012