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Trout in the Town
Trout in the Town is the Wild Trout Trust's programme that helps urban communities engage with and care for their local stream or river.
Do you want help and support in your fight for an urban river? Email Paul on email@example.com
Trout in the Town is looking for unloved streams where YOU live. We want to help as many people as we can restore and protect the wildlife haven corridors that run through the areas that we, as a society, have built on, in and over!
If you know about a river that is struggling to recover from its recent industrial history – get in touch and we can help you to get it on the road to recovery.
Alternatively, perhaps your river is already thriving – but suffers from abuse or apathy from the local community. This is very common due to the terribly degraded states of many urban watercourses – even up until very recent years.
Either way, the WTT can connect people all across the UK who are fighting for their own local stream. We can also offer free support and technical guidance – as well as offering partnership opportunities in more ambitious projects that require funding bid applications.
We already offer help and support to groups across the UK with advice and practcial help. Click here for examples of Trout in The Town projects or look on the map.
Every two years we run an 'Urban Conclave' which allows project leaders to get together and share ideas.
Many Trout in the Town projects are featured in an excellent book about fishing in urban rivers by Theo Pike, 'Trout in Dirty Places' . Theo is Chairman of the Wandle Trust and he and the Trust were the inspiration behind the Trout in the Town programme. Click here to buy a copy of the book . A donation from all sales goes to the WTT.
Whether you are an existing community group or angling club or whether you are interested in forming a group to look after your local urban river – we can help you.
A video of one group supported by Trout in the Town shows members volunteering to maintain a fish pass – and shows the wild fish that will benefit from their efforts:
Trout in the Town was featured on two of Martin James's BBC Radio Lancashire At the Water's Edge angling programmes.
In the first programme, Martin interviewed project manager Paul Gaskell. The next programme featured Andy Pritchard of Colne Water Angling Club in East Lancashire, one of the clubs taking part in Trout in the Town.
BBC Radio Lancashire have kindly given permission to reproduce the interviews on You Tube.
Want help and support in your fight for an urban river? Email Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org
No spare time to volunteer? – Help urban rivers by donating to support their care: Donate to WTT