Anne Voss Bark Memorial Award

Salmon and Trout Conservation is pleased to open applications for the 2021 Anne Voss Bark Memorial award, in conjunction with the Arundell Arms and Westcountry Rivers Trust.

Who is the Anne Voss Bark award open to?

The award is open to young fisheries or aquatic students and offers an unbeatable opportunity to study the practical elements of river restoration and management.

The winner is awarded:

One week work experience with the Westcountry Rivers Trust during which you will learn catchment management and water science from the Trusts eminent scientists.

A two day fly fishing course

A complimentary stay at the Arundell Arms hotel during the work experience

£250 towards your ongoing studies.

How to apply?

To apply, in no more than 500 words explain what this work experience opportunity means to you, why you should get this opportunity, and how it would benefit you.

Submit your application and CV to

Subject to Covid risk assessments, applicants will need to be available to undertake the placement between the 25 June and 02 July 2021. 

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2021. 

* If Covid restrictions require the dates to be adjusted, we will work with the winner to find a suitable alternative.

Who was Ann Voss Bark?

Anne Voss Bark was a dedicated conservationist and prominent hotelier. Her love of fly fishing made her aware of changes in the countryside detrimental to our rivers and fish. She worked tirelessly to see this demise reversed.

Anne was a strong supporter of the S&TC (then S&TA), 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 Westcountry Rivers Trust, embracing the concept of total river management.

Anne will also always be well-remembered as the perfect hostess at the Arundell Arms in Lifton, Devon, which was rather run down on acquisition but developed by her over nearly 50 years into today’s eminent fishing and country sports hotel.

For further information, please contact Dr Janina Gray, S&TC Head of Science, by email at