S&TC and the Arundell open applications for the 2022 Anne Voss Bark Memorial Award

Monday 9th May

Salmon & Trout Conservation and the Arundell open applications for the 2022 Anne Voss Bark Memorial Award. The award is run in conjunction with Westcountry Rivers Trust. 

The annually presented award offers an unbeatable opportunity to study the practical elements of river restoration and management. Applications are open to young fisheries and/ or aquatic students.

How to apply?

In no more than 500 words explain what this work experience opportunity would mean to you, why you would be a suitable candidate and how the experience would benefit you.

Submit your application and CV to hq@salmon-trout.org

Click here to find out more.

Deadline for applications is Friday 10th June.

Applicants will need to be available to undertake the placement between the 1st and 5th August 2022. 

Image: ©Shutterstock
Image: ©Shutterstock

Who is the Anne Voss Bark award open to?

The award is open to young fisheries or aquatic students.

The winner is awarded:

  • A two day introduction to fisheries management, river keeping and fly-fishing course
  • Three days work experience with the Westcountry Rivers Trust during which you will learn catchment management and water science from the Trusts eminent scientists
  • A complimentary stay at the Arundell Arms hotel during the work experience
  • £250 towards ongoing studies

The Anne Voss Bark Award: continuing the legacy

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 will also always be well-remembered from her time as hostess at the Arundell Arms in Lifton, Devon, an eminent fishing and country sports hotel. Today the Arundell continues Anne’s legacy in their work to promote and encourage freshwater conservation, a commitment the hotel hopes will continue well into the future.

A strong supporter of S&TC, Anne also founded the Westcountry Rivers Trust where she embraced the benefits of total river management. The Arundell continues to make positive contributions towards the principles Anne put in place, most recently with the introduction of electric chargers, biomass, and a water-purification plant at the hotel. The Arundell also encourages the use of products in the hotel, restaurant and deli that are ‘wild fish friendly’ and do not further escalate the pollution plaguing our rivers and wild fish populations.

Further information

If you have a question, please contact hq@salmon-trout.org  

The Ann Voss Bark Memorial Award is held in conjunction with the following organisations.

The Arundell 

https://www.thearundell.com/ 

Westcounty Rivers Trust

https://wrt.org.uk/