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Mayday for Mayfly

May 19th, 2014 by Keith Perry - Telegraph 0 comments

Experts say the storms and floods which battered Britain have decimated mayfly larvae which would normally be hatching into mature insects at this time of year and providing the best trout fishing.

With some of the warmest temperatures of the year forecast this weekend, it would normally be perfect conditions for fly fishermen hoping to land a trophy catch.

However, the trout fishing community is being hit by shortage of mayfly – which normally provokes a feeding frenzy among wild trout in Britain’s rivers.

Experts say the storms and floods which battered Britain over the winter have decimated mayfly larvae which would normally be hatching into mature insects at this time of year. Read more

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