The River Noe is the idyllic setting for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s one day fishery management course in Derbyshire on 9 June 2010.  The day, which will cover a wide range of practical issues relating to the management of trout on a rain fed river, will be led by experts from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s fisheries research team.

The day is being kindly hosted by the Peak Forest Angling Club, who have enjoyed excellent trout and grayling fishing on the River Noe and its tributaries in Derbyshire for 147 years.   The day will provide fascinating insight on the  current research being carried out by the Trust on brown trout and Atlantic salmon  and is aimed at anglers and fishery managers keen to keep abreast of the latest research on managing river habitats for the benefit of wild brown trout  populations.  The day will commence at 10am at the Old School in Hope for a series of indoor presentations followed by visits to the Peakshole Water and River Noe to cover the practical aspects of river management.  Specifically the course will address: –

• Managing upland river habitats for trout including bank and tree management, instream features, habitat provision and grant availability
• Factors affecting wild trout productivity: egg survival, predation, water quality and invertebrates
• Stocking approach and policy and
• Controlling predators such as mink and pike.

Plenty of time will be allocated during the day for questions and discussion on topics that are not included in the programme.

To book a place (costing £50 per person including lunch and VAT) or for further information please contact Lynda Ferguson on 01425 651013 or email:  The course can also be booked online: