Records of the Trent Fishery Board, 1866-1951

Scope and Content

This small discrete group of records which have been identified as the archive of the Trent Fishery Board consists of minute books covering the dates 1866-1937 and financial records from 1880-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Board of Conservators of the Trent Fishery District was first constituted under the Salmon Fishery Act of 1865. The first meeting of the Board was held at the Midland Hotel Derby under the Chairmanship of Sir Oswald Mosley on 18 December 1866. The Board was reconstituted as the Trent Fishery Board under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act of 1923, with responsibility over the whole catchment area of the River Trent, its tributaries and canal system. In 1951 the Trent River Board took over the functions of the Trent Fishery Board.


The financial records are arranged in date order and are followed by the minute books, also in date order.

Access Information

The bulk of the collection is accessible to all registered readers. There may be restrictions for items which contain personal information.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript Catalogue

At the National Register of Archives, London:

Typescript Catalogue

On the World Wide Web: Online catalogue available from the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.

Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

These documents were part of the accessions transferred by the newly formed Severn Trent Water Authority 1974-1975.

Related Material

Manuscripts and Special Collections also holds the records of the Trent River Board/Authority (Clerk's Department Ref: RC, Engineer's Department Ref: RE, Governance records Ref: RG, Hydrology Department Ref: RH, Treasurer's Department Ref: RT); also the Authority's other predecessors (Trent Navigation Company Ref: RtN, Brigg Court of Lincolnshire Commissioners of Sewers Ref: Br, Court of Sewers for the Level of Hatfield Chase/Hatfield Chase Corporation Ref: HCC); the Authority's successors (Severn Trent Water Authority Ref: RWA, Severn Trent Water Ref. RST, National Rivers Authority Ref: RRA, Environment Agency Ref: REA); also records relating to sewerage and water supply (City of Nottingham Water Department Ref: R/HR, Derwent Valley Water Board Ref: DVW, Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote Model Farms Ref: RSB, Papplewick Pumping Station Ref: PPS, Nottingham New Waterworks/Northern Waterworks Company Ref: MS 880); also an employee of the Trent River Authority (H.R. Potter Ref: HRP).

Corporate Names