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Ivel Aquatics Ltd - Somerset, Dorset & Hampshire

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About Us

In the year 2000 Matt was an employee of Yeovil and District Angling Centre and it was here whilst reading the Anglers Mail that he discovered an article highlighting the facilities at Sparsholt College.

And within two months he had enrolled for the National Diploma in Fishery Studies at Sparsholt College, after successfully completing this he then progressed onto the Higher National Diploma in Fishery studies. During his time with Sparsholt he enjoyed practical experience working with RMC Angling, The A.G.A. Group (Aquatic Practitioners), Leckford Estate River Keepers and many more.

The practical side of the industry is what fuelled his ambition and in June 2005 he was offered a position with Kingcombe Aquacare ltd. He was fortunate to have been involved in various prestigious contracts including The RHS Glasshouse Project amongst many. After nearly four years under their guidance a new challenge was needed and the ambition to become self-employed was realised in October 2009.

Matt has high hopes for the future, fishing was his driving force behind breaking into the industry and it is now the beginning of a great, wet, fishy chapter in his life!

The business is relatively small as well as being new to the industry. However it is packed full of knowledge, experience, ambition and a dedication to the aquatic industry. The journey I hope will be long and joyful as we drive this business into the future.


Meet the Team

Matt Whatley

Matt Whatley

Managing Director

Alice Whatley

Alice Whatley

General Manager

Steve Long

Steve Long

Fisheries Consultant

George Whatley

George Whatley

Experienced Operative

Sonny Helyar

Sonny Helyar

Leading Hand