Mar
02
2009

200 Years of Silt is on the Move

Kingfisher pond has undergone a transformation to create a unique fishing environment that will be stocked with Crucian Carp, Tench, Roach and Rudd.

After pumping out all the water the fish were removed by hand.  The most interesting specimens were a golden Crucian Carp of about ½ lb and a pristine 1 ½ lb Crucian.  These together with the other 44lbs of fish were moved into Oak Pond.

With the fish safely re-homed  the 13 tonne digger moved in to remove what seemed like an endless amount of slimy black silt that had built up over the last 200 years.

Having removed most of the silt several features have been added to the pond including a sunken island in the centre which will be planted with reeds and lilies and will provide perfect refuge for the fish, also the roadside bank has had a marginal shelf created at about a depth of 3 feet which will help promote aquatic plant growth.

The rest of the pond will now be about 6 foot deep.

Restocking of fish will take place sometime before March ready for the coming season!!!

Caravan Park Sussex Conservation work

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