Next start date: October 2nd

IFM Electric Fishing Training

A two day training course in the safe use and practice of electric fishing

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Event details

2 October 2021


Course fees

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Units covered

This course is now full

Next course April/May 2022

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.

Course Programme

Day 1

  • Introduction to monitoring
  • Introduction to electric fishing and other sampling methods
  • Electric Fishing Health & Safety, Legislation and the basic theory
  • An Introduction to the electric fishing equipment
  • Backpacks. Kit, set up and application

Please note: We recommend revising day 1 for the exam in advance

Day 2

  • Recap and other equipment, including personal protective equipment
  • How to conduct yourself in the field and some advance techniques – Hints, tips and other questions. 
  • Prepare for field work (techniques & methodologies)
  • Recap & exam
  • Field survey, gear assembly and fish sampling

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

Course Fees

IFM and FSBI Members - £350

Non Members - £390

Students (limited numbers)  - £175


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