GRANTHAM Angling Assoc Flyfishing Section (GAAFFS)

River Fly Monitoring 


Anglers are natural guardians of the river environment, are in an ideal position to monitor the health of the watercourses they fish, by using the river flies they aim to imitate with their artificial flies. Many angling and other interested groups expressed an interest to be able to carry out health checks on their waters.

The River Fly Partnership spearheads an initiative to allow interested groups to take action that will help conserve the river environment. This initiative provides a simple monitoring technique which groups can use to detect any severe perturbations in river water quality and puts them in direct communication with the local Ecological Contact of the Environment Agency (EA).

We currently run a monitoring scheme within the club and members are encourage to register their interest and take part in the GAAFFS monitoring group under the auspices of the River Fly Partnership and the EA. Interested members who have undertaken training conduct monthly monitoring across four sites on the river. The monitoring scheme, used alongside routine monitoring by the EA, ensures that water quality is checked more widely and action taken at the earliest opportunity should any severe perturbations be detected. Further the monitoring initiative acts as a deterrent to incidental polluters.




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March 2016

Our members have been working during the winter to improve our rivers habitat. Intrested in joining us please contact us through the tab above.

Febuary 2016

Welcome to the new GAAFFS web site. Membership is available. New enquires are welcome please see our membership page.

January 2016

We have a maximum of 180 members who fish 17 kilometres of local rivers that produce a wonderful Mayfly hatch. We currently have vacancies for new members



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