Paula and I did a very interesting one day training in catching and identifying river fly larvae. It was held at the visitor centre at Lake Vyrnwy and included classroom and in river training. We were also provided with all the necessary equipment.
We are now fully trained and registered with the bodies monitoring larvae in the rivers of the UK. These data are collected nationally and are used to monitor the health of the rivers. We have to test the same location in the river at Newtown, preferably every month and report our findings. We will also record them on our web site as part of the Custodians on-going monitoring of the river.so changes in the river. If anyone is interested in taking part in this monitoring, please let us know.