Estate Lake: The Fish
The complexity of the lake makes it impossible to net and drain. So, until they are caught we will never know what the lake holds exactly since its conception in the medieval period. An exciting prospect for any angler!
There had been no fishing until 2011! The first fishing tests were quite satisfactory with beautiful common carp up to 40lbs. However, what we can be sure of is about what carp have been added since then.
The first part of a major stocking programme took place in 2013. A total weight of 4,500lb was stocked comprising carp between 30 and 50lb and 10 sturgeons between 20 and 35lb. Following on from another stock of 7 carp between 45 and 55lb.
New in 2017 !! 3 carp between 50 – 58lb, 10 carp between 25 – 35lb and the big one, a common of 67lb !!
29th November 2018 a further 51 fish were added to the existing stocks to 56 pounds bringing the total 2018 stocking to 167 new fish!
November 5th 2018: 116 new fish added to estate Lake in the 20 to 30 pound bracket