Myerscough College is offering the chance to build a career in fisheries and angling through its range of Fish Management and Husbandry courses.

The Preston college offers a variety of one and two year courses starting in September leading to Level  2 and Level 3 (A level equivalent) qualification which give you that vital stepping stone into University or employment within the industry.

Students on the Level 3 Diploma and year two of the Level 3 Extended Diploma have the opportunity to undertake residential work placements at the Environment Agency’s state of the art coarse fish farm at Calverton, Nottingham.

Students attend the work placements in small groups and undertake a range of fish farm tasks as part of their practical assessment work.

The tasks are wide and varied and include:-

• Seine netting the on-site fish rearing ponds.

• Sorting, grading and counting fish using the latest industry technology.

• Assisting with the induced spawning of broodstock fish.

• Feeding and care of newly-hatched larvae and developing fry.

Myerscough College class of 2016

Opportunities that commonly open up following qualification include work  on the larger number of stocked and managed fisheries in the UK in carp, coarse, game and predator fishing, on fish farms, work with the Angling Trust and the EA (Environment Agency) and working fishing tackle companies and in the angling media.

The College has access to excellent practical facilities including the nearby River Brock, several top quality commercial fisheries in the local area and the Lancaster Canal (subject to permits). The Myerscough Campus also has its own mixed coarse pond and fry rearing pond on site and was recently granted official permission to operate as a fish farm. The college also runs Agriculture, Greenspace,  Countryside, Gamekeeping and Habitat courses.

Find Out More

The College is running regular Advice Mornings throughout the year as well as the main College Open Day and Country Fair in June.

For more information visit the website or call 0800 652 5592, or email Ian Brodgen at [email protected]

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