River keepers are responsible for the maintenance, management and presentation of fisheries. The role has a number of practical tasks which would include weed cutting, bank maintenance, managing trees, fish stocking, general security and undertaking conversation projects.. Projects could look at assessing fishing levels, creating habitation for fish breeding or other monitoring work. Within a trust or estate setting the role may also require the post holder to communicate with visitors about the work. This could include leading guided walks, produce newsletters and updating any social media sites and representing the aims of the charity. River keepers also have a responsibility to provide security over the fishing site. River keepers work in a team alongside estate managers, rangers, game keepers and other administrative staff. Jobs can exist with river trusts, the National Trust, other charities, estates or the with government departs such as the Environment Agency or with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Skills, Qualities and Experience
Understanding of river management and health and safety legislation.
Hands-on and practical ability
Diploma or NVQ3 in Fishery Management
Certificates to use a a range of powered equipment, including chainsaws and brush cutters.
Good customer service and an ability to fly fish,
Monitoring programmes for invertebrates and fish
Ability to work in a Team
other Careers in Fish keeping
General careers Information from the Institute of Fisheries Management
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