Angling and nature conservation

This project was hosted by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust working in partnership with the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative. The aim of this project was to find ways to manage fisheries that protect and enhance fish stocks, restore biodiversity in the Colne Valley and enhance angling experiences.

Through this project angling clubs with waters in the Colne Valley Regional Park created a successful partnership work with HMWT and CVFC and a management plan were created for their sites. To do this, the club nominates had to complete an accredited training course in fisheries and wetland management. Trained members then worked with HMWT and CVFC to produce a management plan to enhance habitats onsite for fish and wildlife. The aim with the plans will be to balance objectives of managing a fishery with creating wildlife habitats, and to identify mutually beneficial actions.

Angling and nature conservation – News