The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association.


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Recent Event - Citizen Science and Conservation - Watch Online Here

Citizen Science and conservation: what does it add, who is taking part and who are we failing to reach?

Organised by Joe Pecorelli and Dr Becki Lawson, hosted by Charlotte Coales, and produced by Eleanor Darbey, ZSL.


  • Joe Pecorelli, Zoological Society of London: "Citizen science at ZSL"
  • Kate Risely, formerly of British Trust for Ornithology
  • Dr Sarah West, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York: "Sectors of society currently under-represented in UK environmental citizen science, and what can be done to address this"


Watch the video Here

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Riverfly Conference Presentation - Launch of the Extended Scheme

We are proud to present an online version of the 'Launch of the Extended Scheme' presentation.

Originally part our Riverfly Partnership Conference which had to be cancelled, this video combines the slides and audio commentary from each of the presenters; John Davy-Bowker of the FBA, Angus Menzies of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, Richard Chadd of the Environment Agency and Will Bartle of the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project.

Topics include why the Riverfly Extended Scheme was developed, how it works, the biotic indices, training and certification.

The Riverfly Extended Scheme is one of our Riverfly Plus projects.

Riverfly Partnership Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Dear Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI or Riverfly) participants,

We sincerely hope that all of you are keeping safe and well.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is imperative that all ARMI participants continue to follow the latest regional and national advice regarding permitted activities, restricted activities, self-isolation, social distancing, and movement. If restrictions mean that you are not able to carry out ARMI activities, please refrain from doing so for as long as necessary. The safety and wellbeing of you, and of us all, are our priority. Please keep up to date with government advice which is changing frequently, you can do so by visiting https://www.gov.uk/ then clicking Coronavirus (COVID-19) links.     

This message can also be found on the homepage of the Riverfly Partnership website (https://www.riverflies.org).

We ask that all ARMI/Riverfly hub and group coordinators pass this message on to every group member, and please ensure that you and your group members are following the latest advice in your region. 

We will provide a further update if this guidance changes.

Best wishes,

The Riverfly Partnership