New stock carp for Croix Blanche Lakes
New stock carp for Croix Blanche Lakes: Last night I took delivery of some new young carp at the Croix Blanche Lakes fishery. It’s been a couple of years since I purchased any fish, so I opted this year to get a small batch which I can bring on in my stock lake and transfer to the main fishing lakes at some date in the future. I’ve made it a policy since the outset of the fishery to buy young modest sized fish and let them grow on in the lakes. We are fortunate enough to have an excellent head of big fish, and the carp I have bought over the last 7 or 8 years have come on in leaps and bounds.
These young fish in the 20 pound bracket, are stocked into the small stock lake so I can keep quarantine them, feed them over the winter and then trickle a few new fish at a time into the main lakes every two or three years. This not only helps to stir up the existing stock, but gives a new generation of carp of three or four year old.
The new stock carp consisted of fish from 20lb to just under 30lb.
The new batch consisted of over 200 kg of carp between 20lb and just under 30lb. (9kg to 13kg). This time it was a mix of mirrors and commons and were supplied by Christophe Vergnaud & Simon Horton. All were in superb condition as can be seen by the photos. They should do well in the lakes and represent the future generation and who knows future 50’s or even a lake record.