Coarse fish stocking -Barbel stocking at Crewe

November 2014

Will is delivering a batch of barbel (2 year old fish)  to a fishery near Crewe.  They were spawned in the spring of 2013 and have grown really well over the past two summers.  More and more Barbel are being stocked into fisheries and although there is some reluctance on the part of the Environment Agency evidence shows that they thrive and contribute well to match weights and also provide great sport for the pleasure angler.

2 year old Barbel

2 year old Barbel

4-6" Barbel

4-6″ Barbel

October 2014

It is now the season for thinking about stocking or re-stocking your lakes with coarse fish.  Temperatures have dropped so that most species can now be moved successfully including silver fish such as bream and roach.  We are taking orders now.  If you are undecided and need advice on your stocking requirements then Will is available to discuss your stocking needs.

All our fish have been health checked and are ready for sale this winter.  We have already stocked some waters locally in Cheshire and further afield in Hampshire and North Wales.  Will and the team are busy most weeks netting our stock pools getting fish ready for sale.

The good weather this summer has meant that we have been able to feed fish late on in the season to maximise growth. The F1’s in particular are still feeding and after two summer’s growth we have seen  stocks grow to  8-10″ in two years.   Reports from last year’s stockings have shown how successful this fish can be in match and club waters.

We are also starting to move some silver fish and have some cracking 8-10″ bream always a popular restocking choice.  Later on we will also have some nice roach  and limited numbers of perch.