As some of you will know the Match pit is licensed to hold 20 catfish until the MAFF ILFA scheme. Last year 7 were stocked at about 3lb and now an additional 13 licensed fish have been introduced. These fish are between 4 and 5 1/2 pounds.
After spending 4 hours netting a lake the cats are driven to the weigh station by a snowmobile. Never seen one up close before, only has a 1500 cc engine.
Bags of Cats waiting to be stocked on the Match Pit. Just like buying goldfish really. If you put them in a tank all together they chew each others whiskers off!
One of the new recruits. 5lb 4oz. Should make 10lb in two years. Two more stocking due in October.