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Mayfly season

Published on by Dr Paul Beckett

Now is the season of the mayfly – its arrival depends basically on various weather conditions: rainfall, water temperature and hours of sunshine. The resulting information isn’t always completely accurate, and entomologists and meteorologists can never agree on quite how these factors affect it, but between mid-May and the beginning of June the mayfly appears after two years in larval form underwater and spends only a day or two basking in the spring sunshine. This period is known as “Duffer’s fortnight” because as the mayfly appears so all the trout rush for a good feed and the fishing becomes easy enough for any amateur fisherman!

About the author: Dr Paul Beckett

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Dr Paul Beckett is one of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute. He regularly provides Japanese knotweed expert witness services. He helped produce the RICS knotweed guidance for surveyors and was integral in the formation of the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG).

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