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Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

IF YOU could own your own lake and fill it with the fish of your choice, what would go in it?

Big carp, golden cru­cians or mus­cu­lar tench maybe? What­ever your choice, they all have to come from some­where in the first place, and that means a visit to a fish sup­plier.

Dozens of UK breed­ers and fish farms chan­nel their ef­forts into rear­ing carp, tench, bream, roach and bar­bel. They sup­ply fish to clubs and pri­vately-owned wa­ters at af­ford­able prices and in vast numbers to en­sure ex­cel­lent sport through­out the year.

With sum­mer now at an end, we’re at a time when fish­ery own­ers will be start­ing to think about in­tro­duc­ing some new ar­rivals. That may be a cou­ple of thou­sand skim­mers, a dozen or so de­cent carp or per­haps a good help­ing of roach. Which­ever species you go for, you’ll be as­sured of sound ad­vice and

fit, healthy fish when vis­it­ing a recog­nised breeder.

From tiny fry to fish that are big enough to fend for them­selves, care and at­ten­tion has been lav­ished on po­ten­tial stock. Dis­ease-free and fit as a butcher’s dog, in many in­stances the her­itage of the fish you’re buy­ing can be traced way back to give you peace of mind.

How­ever, in many in­stances breed­ers and sup­pli­ers won’t just sell you fish. They’ll also of­fer in­valu­able ad­vice on main­tain­ing your wa­ters and get­ting the wa­ter qual­ity and stock­ing lev­els cor­rect.

They’ll pro­vide ideas on how to im­prove the over­all en­vi­ron­ment to en­cour­age new fish to grow to their true po­ten­tial. In the long run this will mean bet­ter all-round sport and a bright long-term fu­ture for your wa­ter, rather than the reck­less ‘dig a hole and fill it carp’ ap­proach that sadly still happens from time to time.

Roach, bream and carp re­main hugely pop­u­lar but many ‘new’ species are be­gin­ning to make their mark. Ide have been a rev­e­la­tion, as have bar­bel, which now thrive in wa­ters that are care­fully man­aged.

The F1 hy­brid is an out-and-out win­ner, and are in­cred­i­bly pop­u­lar with both match and plea­sure an­glers.

How­ever you de­cided to stock your wa­ter, the mes­sage is sim­ple... buy from a trusted sup­plier and you buy peace of mind and a bright fu­ture for both you and your new ar­rivals!

“They’ll pro­vide ideas on how to im­prove the over­all en­vi­ron­ment to en­cour­age new fish to grow to their true po­ten­tial”

The best fish­eries are im­pres­sive be­low as well as above the sur­face.

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