"National Geographic" on Urban Trout Fishing

May 18, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

River Wandle in Wandsworth Town Centre

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As part of their special series on the global water crisis, National Geographic published a story this morning on the return of fish to European city waterways after decades of being pushed out by pollution. An illustrative example: central London’s River Wandle. “Once one of England’s finest trout streams, its fans included Battle of Trafalgar hero Lord Nelson, who—despite the loss of an arm and the sight in one eye—would fish there on shore leave during his ultimately victorious campaign against Napoleon’s fleets.”

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