|There are several species of craneflies in the UK, but the most common and well known is the daddy long legs. |
Although craneflies can appear at anytime of the season there is heightened activity throughout September. They’re what we classify a “terrestrial”, which means the larvae pupate on land, very much like a butterfly.
The winged adults are ungainly and quire poor fliers, which means any appreciable breeze blows them onto water. Naturally, being a large food item, trout positively love daddy long legs.
So given blustery weather towards the backend, we can fully expect to find trout feeding at the surface, especially on exposed waters, or those that are elevated in the hills.