Sparsholt College and Aquatic Consultancy Services are pleased to announce that following the success of the inaugural event in 2006 we are holding another meeting for all those involved in the coarse fish farming and fisheries world on the 6th September 2007.

A social event is planned for the evening of 5th September, with a guided tour of the College’s fantastic Fish facilities, followed by a Skretting-sponsored BBQ. This should be a great opportunity for all attendees to meet and relax over a drink.

The talks and workshops commence at 0915 hrs on the 6th with the day drawing to a close at 1700. A variety of topics, presented by leading experts in their field, will be covered through the day and include sessions on:

• KHV research – Where are we now?
• Finding fish viruses – the methods and problems
• Probiotics – what are they and how can they benefit our fish stocks?
• Fish and the Animal Welfare Act – Do we care?
• Category 2 Parasites – To be or not to be?
• KHV Vaccines – Their use in the Israeli Koi industry and are they of use in the UK?

After the event, for those that wish to avoid the traffic there will be the opportunity to spend a couple of hours fishing the College coarse fishery or partake in a spot of clay pigeon shooting at the College clay site. The shooting will carry an additional cost and must be booked prior to the event so that numbers may be established.

Tickets will be £30.00 per person, including a buffet lunch, refreshments throughout the day and a delegate pack detailing all the information from the talks.

For further information on the event, accommodation details and booking forms please contact Viv Shears on the details below or alternatively visit the Coarse Fish Meeting page at

Postal:  The Coarse Fish Meeting 2007, c/o Fishery Studies Section, Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Hampshire SO21 2NF
Telephone: 01962 797205