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Dec 2004 by Gareth Watkins
The initial stocking of the lake took place in January 2003 when a large number of mirror and grass carp were introduced. Approximate numbers were:
- 800kg of carp between 19lb and 27lb
- 400kg of carp between 8lb and 11lb
- 200kg of carp between 4lb 8oz and 6lb 8oz
This gave a total of around 250 carp that have remained unfished for since. They have been fed on maize and pellets on a regular basis over the last year resulting in rapid weight gains – a couple of sessions by myself and friends have produced fish from 12 to 24lb, with most fish over 15lb.
To supplement the first stocking the water received a further batch of fish this week. In all eleven large mirrors were stocked, their weights were:
32lb, 30lb 8oz, 30lb, 29lb 10oz, 29lb 7oz, 28lb 12oz, 28lb 6oz, 28lb 2oz, 28lb, 27lb 10oz, 27lb 5oz.
Many of the stock from two years ago will certainly have topped the 30lb barrier by now and most of this most recent group will do so by next summer, offering excellent action with the chance of some very nice sized fish.