Sport & Leisure Fisheries Ltd.
Tel: 01952 585002
Fax: 01952 585540
Mobile: 07860 564966
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Farm is our brand new, purpose built,
forty acre fish farm in Shropshire, designed
solely to produce strong healthy carp for restocking. Our brood
fish are kept in ideal conditions off the site and collected up
in the early spring before being taken to our state of the art hatchery
for spawning. Here they are spawned artificially to ensure that
only the best males and females are used. The eggs are incubated
until they hatch and the fry reared until they are six days old.
After six days they are taken to the farm and stocked into carefully
prepared out door fry ponds. These ponds are dried out and limed
each winter to ensure that there can be no risk of disease or parasites
affecting the tiny fry. They are filled with water a few weeks before
the new fry are ready for stocking out. The fry are fed on a mixture
of very special natural and artificial diets which ensure that they
get the perfect start to life.
the end of the summer, the fry will have grown to 4-6 inches in
length and are ready for sale as young fish or stocking into one
of our large production ponds for growing for another year or two.
These are ponds of between one and three acres which have been carefully
constructed to produce the ideal conditions for growing carp. They
are all completely drainable and are regularly drained, dried out
and limed to ensure we produce strong healthy fish.
Typically, one summer fish are up to six inches in length, two
summer fish up to 10” and three summer fish up to around three
The fish ready for sale are carefully netted up using
seine nets and transported back to our holding site for grading
and sorting prior to sale. All our stock is graded and counted by
hand to ensure that the fish we send to you are immaculate.
do not keep any brood fish or any other fish at the farm ensuring
that we can not inadvertently introduce parasites or viruses to
the growing fish as have so many other operators. For the same reason
no fry other than those from our own hatchery are stocked onto the
farm and because of the risk from dirty nets we do not entertain
fishermen on the site.
Our farm and hatchery are both regularly inspected
by CEFAS (the fishy bit of the old MAFF organisation) and our fish
certified healthy by an independent fish health inspectors.