Drinkwater Park Restocking March 2019

Many many thanks to everyone who has contributed to our winter 2018/19 restocking fund appeal….. we raised just over £3,000 and have spent most of it on fish for Drinkwater Park. See video below – we have stocked 130 2-3lb carp.

 

We hope that these new carp will root about in the silt at the bottom of the lake and reduce the amount of blanket weed in the lake…… a two for one really….. more fish to catch….. better conditions to catch them in.

Our intention is to spend the remainder on fish habitat improvements at Broughton Park Lake (preparing the lake for a stocking of Rudd next year).

Restocking Carp Drinkwater Park

Drinkies Carp

When young Alfie gets to double figures – we hope that this carp will have too !

 

Restocking Drinkwater Park Lake And Agecroft Pond

We are delighted to share with you the videos and photos from today’s’ restocking of Drinkwater Park Lake and Agecroft Pond by the Environment Agencies Fisheries Team.

These two lakes are extremely popular with young anglers from the local housing estates, and todays restocking will ensure their popularity for years to come.

We had no idea that these fish were on the way to our lakes until Monday — with the fish arriving today Friday… a great Christmas present from the EA. We were initially informed that the EA had a few hundred fish to help our existing restocking efforts on these lakes, and were gobsmacked when they turned up this morning with 7,500 fish of the highest quality.

A mixture of Tench, Rudd, Bream and Roach – the fish which are only a year old have already reached a good size… helped by this years long hot summer.

We are continuing our fundraising efforts – to enable us to add a few new carp to these lakes to help stir up the bottom, which we hope will hinder blanket weed growth which has plagued the lakes in recent years, and also to colour the gin clear water as a deterrent to predation from above.

Take a look at these videos and pictures below

Salford Friendly work very hard to improve fishing in Greater Manchester – if you would like to know what makes us buzz – take a look at these two pages “Awesome Fishing In Greater Manchester” and “Family Fishing With David and Emily

young bream from the EA National Fish Farm

Wonderful young bream from the EA National Fish Farm

young tench from the EA National Fish Farm

Young Tench

Restocking Agecroft Pond

Restocking Drinkwater Park Lake

EA Restocking

EA Restocking

Please enjoy the fishing, respect other park users, and take your litter home with you

Again – Many thanks to the Environment Agency Fisheries Team and the National Fish Farm at Calverton – you have made a lot of young anglers (and old uns) very happy indeed.