December 2012

December 2012

The prolonged wet weather has certainly kept water levels high over the month leaving the pond at its highest non flood water level. The flood waters did over top the banks on occasions giving water depths on the banks to about ankle deep. Both permenant and tempory fencing performs well during these periods not allowing any fish minnow size or smaller, in or out of the pond.

Martin Moore of Moore & Moore Carp had been in touch with news of Roach and possible Tench for the pond just before the christmas period, but with the rivers in full flood and the pond somewhat part if this, stocking the fish was not an option. The water levels would need to drop as expected but when was unknown.

As it turns out rather suprisingly, the flood waters had all but gone by the 27th December and after a brief inspection of the pond it was decided to go ahead and tranfers the Roach and Tench that were now availible. Just over 1000 Roach of 6-7" were stocked along with 22 beautiful tench of around 2lb each. A few nice sized Bream would also be stocked when availible.

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