Employment and Experience
After completing his PhD, Bruno worked as a fisheries biologist for Severn Trent Water Authority (SWTA). In 1983 he was promoted to District Fisheries Officer working on a wide rage of fisheries management matters. Bruno became a freelance fisheries management consultant in 1988 since when he has carried out assignments for a large and diverse range of clients. From his experience in fish care he formed Broughton Fishery Technologies in 2003 for his fish-rearing activities and sale of immuno-boost pellets.
He now serves as Chief Executive of the Angling Trades Association, with responsibility for protecting and promoting the sport of angling. This work has included the planning and implementation of major, youth-orientated programmes, as well as the 'Take A Friend Fishing', 'Give Angling A Go', ‘Get Into Angling’, National Fishing Week and National Fishing Month campaigns.
For the last sixteen years he has held the honorary position as Scientific Adviser to the Pike Anglers’ Club of Great Britain & Ireland, and he acts as an expert advisor to the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association.
Bruno edited a specialist fishing magazine for seven years and served as Features Editor for 'Coarse Angler' magazine for almost 10 years. On a freelance basis, he has been a regular contributor to the angling press for more than 35 years, writing approximately 450 articles. He has also featured on national, cable and regional television and radio programmes, as well as angling videos.
Through his Angling Foundation and Angling Trades Association work he has been responsible for writing in excess of 100 feature-length articles and press releases on various angling topics, and these have been published in the national and regional press.
Bruno has extensive public speaking experience: - to naturalists' and angling groups; scientific conferences and gatherings of water industry personnel; universities and training colleges; and groups of would-be fishery owners. He has organised national conferences, as well as regular training courses and one-day meetings on fisheries management and angling-related topics.
In 1997 Dr Bruno Broughton assisted in planning the content of a newly-established fishery management courses at Rodbaston College, Staffordshire. On a part-time basis he lectured for a decade to students participating in the courses there, at National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.