In May 2007 Bainton Fisheries obtained permission to extract fish from Buckden Gravel pits. The fish quantity in this complx of gravel pits was unknown, but it was regulary “poached” by carp anglers on this private complex. After an initial day of site surveying two lakes were selected for electro fishing. Only one of these produced any fish, but a mixed bag of a few large carp, pike, bream and tench were extracted and stocked into Bainton Fisheries, Pike into the Carp Lake, Bream (one of 13lb!) and Tench (10lb) was stocked into the L Shape and the carp went into the Orchid. Although not a huge haul weight wise, the specimin fish the pits revealed were excellent and the bream potential is excellent for a further removal if it can ever be arranged.
A 24lb Common going into the Orchid. One of several…..