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2 day training courses in the safe use and processes of electric fishing.


Our courses are run at Rempstone Village Hall which is just outside of Loughborough and easliy accessible from the M1 and A46. It is also a short taxi journey from Loughbrough station for anyone travelling by train. There are a wide range of accommodation options in Loughbrough and nearby

The course is a good mix of the theory needed to safely use the methods, coupled with practical demonstrations, health and safety and field skills. We also cover some more advanced techniques for those with some prior experience.

The course utilises both backpack and control box and generator set ups from the main manufacturers

The course is delivered by Paul Coulson ( IFM Director of Operations) and Mike Lee (IFM Course Tutor and Careers Officer) who both have many years experience in the use of electric fishing equipment and training delivery.

Over the two days the course covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to monitoring and the gathering of data
  • Electric fishing and other sampling methods
  • Health & safety, risk assessment, legislation and the basic theory of electric fishing
  • An introduction to the electric fishing equipment
  • Other sampling equipment involved including personal protective equipment, biosecurity etc
  • How to conduct yourself in the field
  • Advance techniques – Hints, tips and other questions
  • Preparation for field work (methodologies)
  • An end of course exam to make sure everyone was happy with the what they have learnt
  • Field survey, gear assembly and fish sampling practical

The full course programme can be downloaded here

Corona Virus Precautions 

Due to the ongoing restrictions we are limiting the numbers of people on the course, as well as implementing safe distancing and increased sanitation in the venue. Full details on this will be sent out to delegates in advance


For more information on the course please contact Paul Coulson IFM Director of Operations  [email protected] Mobile 07960 939836 Office 0845 3887012  Please note we require a minimum number of people to run this course. We will confirm if the course is going ahead no later than 10th September

September 26th, 2020 9:00 AM through September 27th, 2020 4:00 PM
Rempston Village Hall
United Kingdom
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Phone: 08453887012
Event Fee(s)
IFM Members £ 350.00
Non Members £ 390.00
Student (limited numbers) £ 150.00

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