The lake average from Etang de la Carpe d'Or last year was 11.2kg. This has gone down from the first year as the bigger fish, although putting on weight, have become a lot more wary and more difficult to catch.
In the last year, up to March 2018 this year, a total of 12 fish from 20kg to 26.7kg were caught.
A known mirror of 27kg and a new mirror of 27.5kg were also landed.
The big common and mirror are still swimming around, but have yet to be successfully landed.
These fish mostly came out from the start of Autumn to mid-March, as we have had two exceptionally hot and dry years.
Thanks to masses of recent rain, the lake is back up to its full level, and it looks promising for the new season.
Our plan is to get the new stock pond ready for the beginning of July, to house the numerous smaller fish of 4 to 10kg, which are unfortunately still present in the main lake for now.
If everything goes to plan, we will be stocking some nice big carp at the end of the year to complement our existing stock.