The Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award





Source: Salmon & Trout Association

Supporting conservationists of the future…

This is a fantastic opportunity to make your CV stand out and give you unbeatable work experience, including accommodation and expenses.  

The award offers:

•    One week at the Arundell Arms, one of the country’s leading country sports hotel; learning hands-on fisheries management and fly-fishing from the experienced river managers and ghillies.

•    One week with the West Country Rivers Trust; learning catchment management and water science from the Trust’s eminent scientists.

•    Expenses up to £500 donated by the Salmon & Trout Association.

Who is eligible to enter?

You must:

•    As a minimum have, or be finishing, a relevant aquatic/fisheries degree;

•    write a summary literature review on a specific issue effecting our aquatic environments and native fisheries (2,500 words max including references);

•    write a short précis(500 words max) on why you would be interested in this opportunity.

How to enter

Click HERE to view the terms and conditions of entry.

Completed entries should be sent to Janina Gray at: by before the closing date of 31 March 2015 with the placement to be taken in June 2015. Janina may also be contacted for any additional information.

About Anne Voss-Bark

Anne Voss-Bark was a dedicated conservationist and her love of fly fishing made her aware of changes in the countryside detrimental to our rivers and fish, and she worked tirelessly to see this demise reversed. Amongst many achievements she was amongst the first to recognise the importance of agricultural fertilisers leaching from the soil in vulnerable river catchments.

Anne was a strong supporter of the Salmon & Trout Association, the only UK fisheries campaigning charity. She was a Council Member, Vice Chairman and finally Vice President of the charity.

Anne, with others, also founded the West Country Rivers Trust, embracing the concept of total river management and was the ‘perfect hostess’ at the Arundell Arms in Devon, UK, which was rather run down on acquisition but developed by her over nearly 50 years into an eminent fishing and country sports hotel. She was awarded the MBE in 1996 and passed away in November 2012 at the age of 84.

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