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Fisheries study tour to Elphicks Fisheries

Posted on 18th May 2015 in Fisheries Management

Our Extended Diploma in Fish Management Year 1 and 2 students have recently enjoyed a study tour to Elphicks Fisheries in Tonbridge.

The students were treated to a full tour of the lakes and facilities on site, followed by a talk from the Fisheries Manager outlining a wide range of management strategies, with emphasis on the interaction/balance between fishery management and wildlife management.  As well as setting up and running a commercial fishery.  All of which, the learners found extremely beneficial.

Following the tour the students selected swims that they considered would give them a good chance of a bite and a draw took place.  Each student was allocated a swim to fish – Prairie.  Over the next 20hrs 32 fish were caught up to 20lb 4oz, with almost all students catching.  The two top rods were John Billings and James Matthews who caught 8 and 7 fish respectively.

    

     

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