Martyn Hill had the biggest and nicest looking fish of the day at 8lb 5oz
8 Committee members/helpers had a trial fish on the New Lagoon on Sunday 19th March to gauge the growth rates and quality of the stocked fish ready for the official 1st day of opening on Satrurday 1st April. The weather conditions were not ideal as the wind was strong but it did stay dry and everybody had a great day fishing.
Considering all the Carp stocked less than 2 years ago were 2-4lb, they certainly seem to be growing very well as we caught samples to 8lb 5oz and all fish were stunners. There were seven Carp caught and chipped and then introduced into the Ballast Pit where they will grow into double figures fairly quickly. Other species caught on the day were Roach to 14oz, Rudd to 12oz, Tench to 4lb+, Bream to 4lb+, Crucians to 1lb+, Perch and a Barbel of 2lb 13oz. It’s fair to say that this will be a real pleasure fishery without the commercial pressure and a good growing on water for young fish.