Hatch Chat

  • Mayfly

    The Mayfly is a member of the Ephemera family, there are three mayflies commonly found in the British Isles, these are Ephemera danica, Ephemera v...
  • Olive Upright

    The Olive Upright (Rhithrogena semicolorata) is a member of the Heptageniidae family, a family of mayflies with over 500 described species. These...
  • Large Brook Dun

    The Large Brook Dun (Ecdyonurus torrentis) is a member of the Heptageniidae family. The Heptageniidae are a family of mayflies with over 500 desc...
  • Alder Fly

    The Alder fly is a member of the Sialidae family. It is a large, sluggish insect often found on vegetation near to both running and still water. ...
  • Hawthorn Fly

    The Hawthorn fly (Bibio Marci) is one of the first flies of the season known as 'Terrestrials', these are flies which do not originate from the ri...
  • Large Dark Olive

    Large Dark Olive The Large Dark Olive (LDO) is a member of the Baëtis family (Baetis rhodani) and only found in running water. It does not seem t...
  • Grannom

    GRANNOM   The Grannom is a member of the Beraeidae family (Brachycentrus subnubilus) - consisting of around 30 distinct Caddis/Sedge species fou...
  • Large Stonefly

    The Stonefly is a member of the Plecoptera family - consisting of many distinct species, however, the difference between species is minimal and as far as the fly angler is concerned they can all be grouped together as one. These flies are easily identified at this time of year as they will be the only fly on the water which has two separate pairs of wings.
  • March Brown

    With the Trout season starting on various rivers throughout the UK in March, fly anglers thoughts switch from Grayling to Trout. The first insect which pops up on the fly anglers radar in March is the aptly named March Brown.