Trout in Dirty Places by Theo Pike
Trout in Dirty Places by Theo Pike
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As featured by the Independent, BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and Radio New Zealand…

Published in April 2012 by Merlin Unwin Books, Trout in Dirty Places is a guide to the most exciting development in British angling for many years: fly-fishing for trout and grayling in the very centre of towns and cities throughout the United Kingdom.

From Sheffield to South London, and from Merthyr Tydfil to Edinburgh, this is the cutting edge of 21st century fishing. Nothing is more surreal yet exhilarating than casting a fly for iconic clean-water species in the historic surroundings of our most damaged riverscapes – centres of post-industrial decay, but now also of rediscovery and regeneration.

fishing-focused profiles of 50 urban rivers interviews with local conservationists dedicated to restoring these city streams local flies and emerging traditions, and details of how to get involved and support this restoration work Trout in Dirty Places guides readers towards relaxing, good value fishing on their own doorsteps as a viable alternative to more costly (and carbon-intensive) destination angling: a positive lifestyle choice in challenging moral and economic times.

A donation from all sales goes to the Wild Trout Trust and Grayling Society.

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