The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists and waterway authorities. This network of key groups work together to protect the water quality of our rivers, promote research and understanding of riverfly populations and to conserve and improve riverfly habitat quality.
The Riverfly Monitoring Scheme encourages anglers and other local groups to test the quality of their local waters regularly. This means that the overall health of our inland waters is more thoroughly monitored and any concerns can be reported rapidly and effectively.
Please see the Riverfly Partnership website for more information about how to get involved.
The approved Riverfly Monitoring Kit contains:
* 1 x Professional Hand Net with 1mm mesh net bag (0.5m deep) - Standard or two-piece handles available
* 1 x Large, heavy-duty white tray
* 1 x Nine-section divided tray
* 2 x Large pipettes
* 1 x FSC freshwater name trail
* 1 x 16 litre bucket with handle and lid
* 1 x Plastic spoon
* 1 x Paintbrush
* 2 x Magnifier
A stopwatch can be useful when monitoring for Riverfly schemes
I am a volunteer with Riverfly and have been issued with the standard kit. I find that the large pipettes are too coarse for sampling and the large sorting tray too big to fit into the bucket. Small pipettes are better and a tray that would fit into the bucket would make transportation so much better.