South West Lakes Trust has announced the launch of a new stocking programme that will begin this autumn on its popular 81-acre Upper Tamar fishery in Cornwall.
Thirty carp weighing between 20lb and 32lb, sourced from Chris Mannifold’s Lana Springs Fish Farm in Devon, will be introduced into the lake in September. Then in 2018 a further 25 fish of a similar size will be stocked into the water, followed by another 40 twenties in 2019.
Ben Smeeth, the Trust’s Angling Technical Lead, said: “I am delighted to be working with Chris on this exciting project. The majority of fish will be mirrors to complement the large population of commons already in the lake. With a really good weed growth providing a rich source of food, these fish will continue to grow, with the aim of producing a large head of 30lb and 40lb fish within the next five to seven years.”
Further details about Upper Tamar, the neighbouring Lower Tamar and other South West Lakes Trust are available via www.swlakestrust.org.uk.