The second stocking in
december 2003 consisted of 224 of the prettiest scaly carp we've ever
seen from renowned fish farmer Andy Parker. These averaged just 5 pound
but to this day we have to our knowledge only lost 1 of these fish to
mortality. They are currently reaching just under 24 pound but this is
only half the story. These fish are well proportioned and scaly, from
perfect zip linears to dazzling fully scaled mirrors. These fish are
sought after for their appearance and are starting to make big weights
Abbas Carp syndicate
These fish are the future
of my fishery!
I first stocked fish
from handycarp in July
2004 these quality scaly three year Old carp
averaging 4.8 lb the largest of these
is now just over 20lb (07) with the majority mid to upper doubles. The
are minimal. I have lost just 3 out of the first stocking of 125 fish.
since stocked two more batches (05and06) and these to seam to be doing
Coking Farm fishery
contacted Andy in the summer of 2004 with
my plans to develop my farm into a fishery. He was very helpful with
on lake design and stocking (free of charge).I now have 3 lakes average
acres .woodland is a specimen lake we stocked in 2005 with some of
Andy's 3, 4
and 5 year old carp. The lake now has four different thirties and
twenties plus doubles. Meadow is our runs water stocking this with 600
year old carp, most of these are now around the 12-16lb mark and are as
as they come. Rush lake is our match lake .stocked with carp, Tench,
roach and Rudd. Match weights are now reaching 150lb with an average of
many of my anglers comment on the quality of these fish all purchased
handycarp. I have just finished digging two more lakes these will be
soon with more fish from Andy.
Holgen Farm fishery
stocked fish from Andy for the past
two years .His 1-2 lb carp are indestructible And fight like tigers.
fish from Andy is easy, just tell him what you want and when you want
does all the paper work and tells you a delivery time. Job done.
Todber Manor Fisheries
I stocked Big Hayes Specimen lake with 200 of
Andy's three year old carp two years ago (2005) averaging 4lb 8oz. The
1st year saw all of these fish go double figures and even after loads
of angling pressure are now (2007) averaging at over 15lb. I also
stocked 30 four year old Scaly carp at the same time, these are all now
between 20lb-25lb and have become prize sort after carp.
Since our first stocking of Andy's fish in
late 2005 things have never looked better for the Scottish Carp
Group.The fish are stunning to look at which makes a change these days
and they grow extremely well even in Scotland with our shorter growing
season.We bought C3's at an average size of 5lb as they are the most
cost effective being Cormorant proof and very hardy, at the end of
first yearsome of them were already into double figures which is new to
this part of the world! and by the end of their second year some of
these fish were in the high double's.I'm really looking forward to the
end of 2008 as I'm sure a good few will be over the 20lb mark, you
might not think much of this if you live in the sunny southbut if you
consider the Scottish record is still under 30lb and 20lb Carp are
still thin on the ground even though the SCG has been
stocking fish into it's waters for 20 years it makes these fish very
special.We have had a further two batches of these fish from Andy and
all are doing very well and each one a joy to catch even at the smaller
sizes due to the varietyof scale pattern's from zip linears to fully
scaled and don't forget
the commons as they are in a class of their own! as I'm sure if records
are to be broken up here in the future it will be one of Andy's commons
All in all great service from Andy and fantastic fish.
& Development Manager
Scottish Carp Group.
Congratulations on your incredible
strain, they look great and scrap like the clappers.
Congratulations you have produced some of the
best looking scaly carp available and I am thoroughly looking
forward to seeing there progress in the coming years at Park Fishery. I
have received so many positive comments from existing and potential
syndicate members. I will keep you updated on their progress.