The most important issue in any top carp venue is the stock. At present The Island Lake holds over 200 carp which have been carefully stocked. Since opening in 2002, we have had three different stocking programmes where we have replaced smaller fish under 30lbs with larger specimens and the average weight is now 40lbs. There are approximately seventy five 30lb+ carp, seventy 40lb+ carp, around forty five 50lbs+ carp and a magnificent thirteen 60lb+ carp and four 70+ carp. Out of the 50lb+ fish, at least 37 are 55lb+ (25 mirrors and 12 commons) and we are sure it won’t be long until these move into the 60lb bracket. We have some very cherished prizes including our current lake record fish – one of which is a common weighing 82.12ozlb. The second biggest mirror at 75lb and and the biggest mirror and overall lake record weighing 90lb.40Z.
Each year we have new 40’s, 50’s and 60’s coming through and we are hoping it won’t be long until we top another record……..
Most of the carp are all young fish so there is plenty of time for them to grow bigger each year.
So why not come and try your luck at hooking some of these beautiful fish?
Tony Lewis 77lb common