Angling and nature conservation

This project is hosted by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust working in conjunction with the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative. It aims to achieve integrated management of fisheries which balance providing satisfying angling opportunities with conserving and increasing biodiversity to the benefit of the wider Colne Valley. An accredited training programme will be provided for fishery managers in the valley covering topics including fisheries management and wetland ecology and will culminate in the writing of long term management plans for the sites involved. These sites will be surveyed to establish their wildlife potential and practical works identified in the management plan undertaken both by volunteers and contractors.

 

 

Fisheries management training

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Colne Valley: A Landscape on the edge’ project, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative are excited to offer this training opportunity to clubs with fisheries within the Colne Valley Regional Park. A strictly limited number of places are available for this training and thus we are offering places for 2 representatives from each club, each of whom should ideally be a fishery manager for a qualifying waters. The course will be run as part of the AQA Unit Award Scheme, allowing participants to gain certification in each of the topics covered. The aim of the training sessions is to give fishery managers the range of skills needed to start the process of writing or updating a management plan for their fishery site(s) Clubs who have attended the training will be expected to produce a management plan for agreed site(s).  HMWT staff will assist with this process with support from CVFC.