WTT Publications

On this page we list the manuals that we have published as guides to improving and maintaining trout habitat. These are available to purchase in the shop and most are also available to download as PDF files. 

Also available are PDF versions of the members newsletter (below) and our annual members journal, Salmo Trutta.

Wild Trout Survival Guide

WTT’s must-read book about wild trout conservation and management, the Wild Trout Survival Guide is now in its 4th edition.

The book takes a step-by-step approach through aspects of natural river function, man’s influences, good and bad habitat features, then design and implementation of habitat improvement techniques. It’s a terrific, practical read for anyone interested in improving habitat for their trout.

The sixty-eight page book includes updated content and many excellent new illustrations, including amazing photos by wildlife photographer, Melvin Grey. Stunning graphic design makes the this latest version of the Wild Trout Survival Guide a thing of great beauty, with rich, informative content. 


Trout in the Town

Trout in the Town Urban River Toolkit: Inspiration and guidance for mending your urban river

Available from Amazon £15.99

Wild trout and many other species are coming back to city streams after centuries of abuse. But these recovering ecosystems still need all the help we can give them. That’s why the Wild Trout Trust’s Trout in the Town programme is here, to help local communities look after their rivers in towns and cities across the UK. Now, based on nearly 20 years of practical experience, we’ve built this Trout in the Town Urban River Toolkit, with lots of empowering advice for anyone who wants to care for their local waterway. The Toolkit includes tried and tested guidance on:
•Understanding urban rivers and their surroundings
•Organising river clean-ups and other events
•Funding and fundraising
•Practical aspects of running an urban river group
•Exciting project ideas
•Case studies from successful Trout in the Town groups

And much, much more…In short, it’s all about inspiring people to take responsibility for the overlooked and under-appreciated streams and rivers close to where they live.

WTT Ti TT Urban River Toolkit cover for web

Habitat Management Sheets

These are two page guides to managing habitat, covering six topics. They are intended for fishing club working parties, landowners and conservation volunteer groups.
Individual sheets can be downloaded as PDFs and printed. Click the link on the titles below. 
The full set of six printed sheets is available to buy in our shop. 

Controlling Invasive Plants 
Managing Bank Erosion
Managing Woody Debris
Managing Instream Vegetation
Managing Trees

Habitat Manuals

Habitat Manuals are available to purchase as a CD of high resolution PDFs in our shop or can be downloaded as individual chapters as lower resolution PDF files.

Chalkstream Habitat Manual

Please note the updated contact details for Lincs Chalkstream Project are: 

Ruth Craig, Chalkstreams Project Officer, Navigation Warehouse,Riverhead Road, Louth, LN11 0DA. chalkstreams@​lincolnshire.​gov.​uk

  1. Introduction
  2. Legal Considerations
  3. Restoring Overwide Channels
  4. Instream Structures
  5. Gravel Rehabilitation
  6. Tree Management
  7. Protecting Marginal Habitat
  8. Influencing Land Management
  9. Management of Riparian Vegetation
  10. Use of Large Woody Debris
  11. Erosion Control
  12. Case Study — the River Glaven
  13. Further Information

Wild Trout Trust Members Newsletter

Low resolution PDF versions of our members newsletter. 

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