Archive for November, 2013

The Wandle in The Angler

Thanks to Paul Sharman there’s an excellent feature about the Wandle river restoration story in the latest issue of The Angler, the Angling Trust’s new-look membership magazine, which has started dropping through letter boxes over the weekend. To conclude the feature, Paul asked me for a testimonial about the Angling Trust’s role in the Wandle’s […]

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London, Media coverage, River restoration, Urban rivers, Wandle Nov 25 2013

Discovering the Dour

In September I took a trip down to Dover and discovered another little urban chalkstream that’s spookily similar to the Wandle: Long before recorded history, the Dour was responsible for creating one of Britain’s earliest natural harbours, wearing a deep notch into the chalk cliffs and providing Neolithic boatmen with a safe landing-place in a […]

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Chalkstreams,, Trout, Trout in Dirty Places, Urban rivers, Wandle, Writing Nov 02 2013