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Trout

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by sneakysniper, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

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    Not far from where i take the kids camping on one of my permissions there is a small pond,which at some point someone has attempted to make a fishery of some type as there are some (now delapitated) wooden walkways etc jutting into the pond.I'm thinking that it would be a tremendous enhancement to our camping if we could fish as well as shoot when we are down there and i imagine a nice camp fire cooked trout would go down well. It always seems to have plenty of water in it and there is a very small stream running into it.

    What i am wondering is how much a few (maybe a couple of dozen) live trout would cost and are there any special requirements to keep them healthy and alive etc.

    Anyone have any experience?
     
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    if theres astream running into it it has to be running out of it sum where mate so the fish could escape....trout need very clean water to live in not like course fish ...and i know trout live in lakes but never known them to be in ponds .....but dont suppose it would hurt to put a few in and see how they get on atb
     
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    it depends how big the pond is, if your talking the usual garden pond then i cant see trout survivng too long ....by the way when i catch a trout i put it in the same pan as a house brick and when its done i throw away the trout and eat the brick.....taste like mud:down:
     
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    Rainbows would probably be alright but would taste like mud , some small carp or perch would fair better , have a look in the back off anglers mail , ussualy adverts in there
     
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    We have small pond we use for waters zorbing the land owner stuck some small trout in there so he could practice fly fishing.
    The pond is fed from a spring resurgence small amount of water coming in and going out.
    they are now big bu&&ers and scare the heck out of the zorbers.
     
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    It's about 50 yards across roughly, i think i'm gonna have a close look at it next time i'm there and take a fishing buddy along. The landowner said a syndicate rented it and put some trout in.There's a tenant farmer there now so i will have to get permission from them before i do anything, i'm not "renting it" though, plus there must be a reason why the syndicate gave up on it.
     
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    Post some pics , just so happens old Grumps has a skill set from a previouse life , im a bit off a pond Guru and a fish geek , know a lot about stocking ponds for fishing , need a pic off the water source running in , deepest point off pond and surrounding foliage , and if you could get a water test , PH KH nitrate nitrite ammonia , ( take a jam jar full off water to a decent tropical fish shop and they will do it for you) , should cost no more that £5 usualy about £1 , and then i can give you a full run down on what too stock , feel free to PM me , i realy enjoy this sort off thing , ATB Grumps
     
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    Be aware that stocking ANY fish into ANY water needs to be approved by the Environment Agency. You can't just go chucking fish into ponds without the necessary paperwork etc.
     
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    Pah! I suppose the scroungers will be expecting a rod license also?? :)

    Grumps, i will take some pics next time i'm there, just waiting on the weather. cheers.
     
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    no worries mate , and yup you need a lisence even too fish in your own garden , the paperwork bit is easy enough if you stock it right :up:
     
  11. sneakysniper

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    Here are some pics i took last night Grump. Had to fight my way to the pond, it's all overgrown and weedy, too much work involved i think?

    pond 002.jpg pond 006.jpg pond 009.jpg pond 011.jpg
     
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    nice looking bit off water , looks about half an acre , if there are any deep spots in there , ie over 5 ft , is the incoming water run off or a stream , id be tempted to fish it with maggotts and a size 16 hook , could be fish in there already , dont reakon it would suit trout but tench and carp would be fine ,, pending relevant paper work , you never know , could be a decent fish population in there already
     
  13. sneakysniper

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    It's not a bad size.I had to bash my way to that spot carrying my gun etc so i didn't exactly take a walk around it so not sure how deep it is. Those wooden walkways were in a state so there was no way i was gonna step onto them. There's a stream running along side it and another behind somewhere but i couldn't see an entry point. The surrounding area is very boggy so i don't think there's a proper drainage point, there were bits of piping everywhere mind.
    The farmer reckons they stuck some type of hybrid trout in there, i didn't question him too much as we were debating my future shooting permission at the time (he's a grumpy old sod too lol).
     

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