LEACROFT STOCKING DECEMBER 2012

In addition to the Turf Pool Carp stocking the committee also took the decision to safe guard the future of Leacroft by the introduction of an additional 10 carp. The reason we only decided to stock 10 fish was simple, over the past few years we have lost a few, unfortunately they don’t live forever and we want to ensure new fish are coming through for future generations. We also didn’t want to change the dynamic of the carp fishing at Leacroft, this water is not a runs water currently holding around 50 carp its quite challenging but with a low stocking density comes quality and as many of you know there are some larger carp to be caught here with carp to over 28lb, so taking this into consideration we still wanted to offer the same style of fishing with the potential of slightly larger carp but we felt we needed to replace the few that have passed away…

So we again approached VS Fisheries about securing ten C4′s (4 growing seasons) for Leacroft, the fish were available for delivery on the same date as the 4 for the Turf Pool, so on the 16th Dec we took delivery of ten cracking scaly carp ranging from 9lb – 11lb, these fish were spawned in 2009 and of a very similar heritage as the others…please see parentage above…

Being C4′s these fish will adapt to their new surroundings relatively quickly and we feel they should grow relatively steadily in Leacroft, in other venues these carp have been know to grow at 4lb – 5lb a season, were are not expecting similar growth rates but fingers crossed they will grow steadily and be the future 20′s. Please see below I took photo’s of all the carp we stocked, again both sides so in years to come we are able to track their progress, if you do happen to catch one of the VS stock please email us and let us know how they are coming along…

I would like to just give a quick mention to Viv and Simon from VS Fisheries, we are really please with the quality of carp that were delivered, they really delivered on what we asked for…Many Thanks