Restocking at Hartsholme Park and the Blue Lagoon (17/11/21)

November 18, 2021
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November 18, 2021

As winter draws in and temperatures plummet, the L&DAA were warmed by the arrival of 1000 small fish from the Environment Agency (EA) today. 100 Crucian Carp and 300 Tench were stocked in the Blue Lagoon, and 300 Tench and 300 Bream were stocked in Hartsholme Park. The EA continue to work in close partnership with the L&DAA, supporting us to maintain healthy fish stocks and safe aquatic environments.

Darren adding stock to the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon (LDAA Members Only)

Darren (EA) adds Crucian Carp and Tench to the Blue Lagoon, LDAA's Members Only venue and a venue that is validated and registered by the Crucian Carp Society. The Lily pads in this water provide the small fish with a safe habitat away from predators such as Cormorants. Safe habitats for fish are the single most important tool in the protection of fish from cormorants. So many members have caught their first Crucian Carp at the Blue Lagoon this year. If this is still on your list of ‘species to catch’, come and join LDAA and get down to the Blue Lagoon. Remember you can share any of your captures on our Facebook ‘member-zone’ group.

Jake adding stock to Hartsholme 

Hartsholme Park (Open to all)

Jake (EA) rehomes 300 Tench and 300 Bream in Hartsholme Park. This is a huge water, and seeing 600 fish introduced into a small corner of the lake, made us reflect on the thousands of fish that reside in this wonderful venue. Fishing large natural waters like Hartsholme can be daunting to begin with, and often takes time to find pockets of fish in the winter. If you have any questions about fishing Hartsholme Park, our bailiffs Terry, Mack and Chris are more than happy to point you in the right direction.

Restocking Information

The fish stocked in Hartsholme Park and Blue Lagoon were bred at Calverton Fish Farm, Nottinghamshire. If you are interested to know how the fish are bred here, check out this video provided by the Angling Trust(East of England Region) Calverton Fish Farm | Virtual Fisheries Forum 28/10/21 -YouTube. Once the fish are ready to be introduced to their new homes, such as the Blue Lagoon or Hartsholme, all that is left to do is make sure they have a safe habit so be released into.  If anyone would like any further information on fish restocking, please contact us via

Tight lines!

L&DAA Executive Committee

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