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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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

PHP developer with knowledge of Drupal required to work with Riverfly Partnership

Riverfly Partnership host, the Freshwater Biological Association, is looking to recruit a PHP developer with knowledge of Drupal to help upgrade and further develop the Riverfly Partnership website and ARMI database.

The sucessful candidate will be required to complete an initial piece of work with an opportunity to fulfil ongoing development requirements month to month thereafter.

Full details of work and guidance will be made available.

Pay dependant upon skill and experience.

If you are interested in this role, please email Ben Fitch (ben@riverflies.org) to arrange an informal discussion.