Indestructible insects

This months kicktest at Durbridge Mill threw up a fantastic sample of Mayfly larvae. The sample included both year 1 and year 2 larvae meaning that these critters are fairly bombproof and must have survived the ammonia pollution last year, buried in the protective silt.  

Steve Martindale and I didn't see any rises and the stock fish are certainly keeping a low profile. However our find augers well for a fantastic hatch later next month which will be a true test for whatever Trout are still lurking in the Leadon. 

 Lower weir at Durbridge with Wild Garlic in full flower

Lower weir at Durbridge with Wild Garlic in full flower

 A good sample at Durbridge Mill

A good sample at Durbridge Mill