The Daddy Longlegs is actually a large type of cranefly, of which there are 94 species in the UK.
Familiar to all of us in its adult form as the gangly insect that flits around our homes in summer,
the larvae of the Daddy Longlegs are grey grubs (also known as ‘leatherjackets’) which live underground,
feeding on plants stems and roots.
The adults are on the wing during the late summer and are common in gardens and fields,
and they get blown on to the water and then the trout switch right on to them.