unusual pond fish
Posted 03 January 2003 - 01:27 PM
what fish unusual fish does anyone else keep in there pond?
Posted 03 January 2003 - 05:08 PM
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Posted 03 January 2003 - 08:49 PM
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Craig mate, watch that Golden Trout if you have much smaller fish in with him. Years ago I experimented with small rainbows & Perch, not one of my best ideas in a community pond.
The loose lines gone..STRIKE.
Posted 04 January 2003 - 04:15 AM
so we went to a local pond and pinched some water weed (3 carriers full). What's the harm in that eh, on returning home and emptying the plants into pond plant treat (oh, yes I bought the whole lot . . mr gullible) 4 sticklebacks fell out.
I was ready to despatch them when "oh no, there so cute happened" she was stood behind me
last year I set up the flick tip of my pole, a tiny stick float, size 26 hook and fished squat
1st day = 76 stickies
2nd day = 120 + stickies
3rd day = 200 + stickies, and whoops one orfe ( ) well I had too didn't I, just one, I can handle it . . as the old advert went
eventually this year drained the pond and removed the other 500 plus . . all those came from 4 tiny sticklebacks about 5 years ago. . .
oh aren't they cute - MOST DEFINATELY NOT
but I do remember coming home from spain 2 years ago to find hundreds of of little fry in the shallow end of the pond
"I'm a dad" I shouted with great joy . . guess what my offspring grew up to be
Posted 04 January 2003 - 05:23 AM
I'm aiming to stock my own pond with perch, which will obviously need a food source, sticklebacks and their fry sound like a perfect answer ;-)
Cheers for the idea BA, want to 'lend' me some of your stickles, if you've got any left of course, later in the summer?
More to the point... anyone know where I can buy some perch?
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Posted 04 January 2003 - 06:49 AM
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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.
Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.
Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.
Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.
Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.
Posted 05 January 2003 - 04:05 AM
Orfe are a superb pond fish, & if you have plenty of space will grow to a good size in no time at all.
Try some Goldfish varieties, but choose carefully go for natural shaped fish. Make sure you pick fish that are much bigger & healthier than their siblings, & you'll end up with some surprisingly big Goldies. Don't be tempted by airy fairy style fins either, they don't go well with semi-natural ponds.
The albino Grass Carp are good.
Golden Rudd are stunning.
The loose lines gone..STRIKE.
Posted 05 January 2003 - 07:16 PM