2004 Conference

The Riverfly Interest Group hosted the first Riverfly Conference on 25th November 2004 at the Natural History Museum in London.


Bringing together over 160 delegates, representatives from statutory bodies, fishing, conservation and academic organisations explored the current status of, and concerns for, riverfly populations. The conference saw the establishment fo the Riverfly Partnership and the new launch of CAMSTARS the joint initiative by the Riverfly Recording Schemes. The strong interest shown in the subject of riverflies and water quality propelled current debate into both wider and political circles.


Buglife-The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, English Nature, Environment Agency, National Biodiversity Network Trust, Natural History Museum and The Salmon and Trout Association.

1. Peter Lapsley (currently a broken link) Reporting on the Riverfly Conference Article from Fly Fishing and Fly Tying

2. Riverflies - A beacon of environmental quality Programme

3. Matt Shardlow Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust Inftorduction. (Part 1)

3. 1 Matt Shardlow Buglife - The Invertebrate Conserveration Trust Introduction. (Part 2)

4. Paul Knight, Salmon & Trout Assoc. Managing for the fly fishing experience. Presentation

5. Ian Johnson, Environment Agency remit Riverflies in the Environment Agency remit. Presentation

6. Jon Web, English Nature River invertebrate conservation. Presentation (Part 1)

7. Prof. Steve Ormerod, Univ of Wales (currently a broken link) Climatic effects on upland rivers. Presentation

6.1 Jon Web, English Nature River invertebrate conservation. Presentation (Part 2)

8. Graham Lightfoot, EA Environment Agency - findings and approaches. Presentation

9. Cyril Bennet, JSLTANS Anglers protecting their rivers. Presentation

10. Craig Macadam Recording Riverflies: Work of the National Riverfly Recording Schemes. Presentation