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Animal and Land 31Mar 2015

Hartpury’s the plaice to be for game students as college scales up lake learning

Hartpury’s the plaice to be for game students as college scales up lake learning

Students at Hartpury have netted the chance to learn more about the world of fishing following the introduction of 12,500 fish to the college’s lake.

Countryside and Game Management students will be given the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of nurturing the fish stocks and the lake’s management as the fish become established. Then, in around a year’s time, the students will be given the chance to fish the lake for the first time.

Crucian Carp, rudd, roach and perch have now been added to the lake following a decision made to re-stock it last year when the lake was netted with the aim of establishing what was already in there.

Students on the course will spend time over the next year learning bank maintenance and vegetation control as well as assessing the fish stock over the same period to see what has changed.

Course lecturer, Robbie Nicolle, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for our college students to get involved in a different aspect of game and countryside management. It’s not just about the fishing, they get to learn a lot about managing the lake, it’s surrounds and the quality of the water – it’s a real opportunity to understand something new for them.” 

02 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Good moos – an unusual arrival adds a splash of colour to Hartpury’s dairy herd

Meet Ruby Tuesday, the rare red and white calf who is breaking up the monochrome pattern of the Holstein-Friesian herd at Hartpury’s Home Farm.

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28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Furry friend frazzled by fireworks? Can pet products help to soothe the stress? Hartpury researcher investigates

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28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Student fundraising gives anti-poaching patrols more bite at wildlife reserve

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16 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s Hannah harnesses her best as she aces her shot at Great Britain dream

A Hartpury student who has been taking dog walking to a whole new level through the unusual sport of canicross will take on Europe’s elite after being picked for Great Britain.

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