The Hatchery. All fish are under anaesthetic throughout the process
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Unfertilised eggs from the female fish

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Extracting sperm from the male fish

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Mixing of eggs, sperm and fertilisation solution

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Fertilised eggs are placed in a ‘Zooga’ Jar where after 72 hours they hatch and are automatically transferred to the hatchery tank. The Zooga jar circulates the water and supplies the eggs with the vital oxygen required.

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Eggs in the Zooga Jars. Approx 200k eggs per Zooga.

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The first fry at 48 hours old. After living off their own egg sacks and then brine shrimp they are moved to the fry ponds at a week old to grow on. This time scale may vary according to weather conditions.

Fry Ponds
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This is the 1st outdoor stage for the new fry. Here they will stay for the next 4-6 weeks.
Where they will grow half to 1 inch in this time.

Growing on Ponds
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After the fry pond stage fish are introduced to the growing on pond at a density of 25,000 per acre to a depth of 4 feet the fish will then reside here for one summers growth.

Ghost Carp for Coarse fishery
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This is the typical growth size for one summer.
Fish are then harvested and graded for Winter
sales.

 

Carp
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One Summers growth of a heavily stocked Carp. They are then entered into a recycling system and grown over the Winter months.

Barbel
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The fine specimens are born and bred on the
farm which make them ideal for a still waters
High levels of oxygen is a must.

 

Draining pond
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After Winter harvest ponds are drained, dried and sterilised for the following spring.