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OtleyLad

Grow your own Fish?

After watching HFW and the plight of sea fish I was wondering if someone, somewhere grows their own in a pond/tank/whatever in the garden?

Whats possible?

Any links to websites would be useful...

(Apologies if its covered somewhere else)
Treacodactyl

Not yet, have the land but not got round to seriously thinking about digging a pond/lake.

There's a couple of old threads that might be useful:

http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=45720
http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=27602
dpack

smallest unit i have seen was a pond about 3 by 5 meters fed by a clean stream ,2 m deep ,maybe 200 trout on pellets like battery chooks

protect the river and harvest when it is sensible

carp ponds work for me as the critters like pals and lots of grub

trout like to be alone
dpack

Not yet, have the land but not got round to seriously thinking about digging a pond/lake.

There's a couple of old threads that might be useful:

http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=45720
http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=27602


are either of those farming with dynamite ?
Tavascarow

Aquaponics
Treacodactyl

Not yet, have the land but not got round to seriously thinking about digging a pond/lake.

There's a couple of old threads that might be useful:

http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=45720
http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?t=27602


are either of those farming with dynamite ?

Nope, but it's covered on page nine Laughing
Tavascarow

You can fish with dynamite as well as farm.
Laughing
dpack

a good pond is an asset ,a bad one is piscine hell OtleyLad

Thanks for the replies/links, etc -
And I have a new word: 'Aquaponics', to impress my friends Wink
Tavascarow

Aquaponics is growing fast in Asia, the USA & Australia.
Loads of videos on U-tube.
Not so big in UK/Europe.
I think it's probably because our native species aren't so suited to the system.
Hairyloon

Things like perch are much easier to farm than trout and are generally much more sustainable since they are herbivores.

At its simplest, all you need do is get a pond and chuck suitable fertiliser (manure) in it.
Tavascarow

Things like perch are much easier to farm than trout and are generally much more sustainable since they are herbivores.

At its simplest, all you need do is get a pond and chuck suitable fertiliser (manure) in it.
Our native perch is carnivorous.
Carp would probably be a better bet for aquaponics but I'm not sure whether they would cope with the higher stocking rates the system tends to use.
Hairyloon

Things like perch are much easier to farm than trout and are generally much more sustainable since they are herbivores.

At its simplest, all you need do is get a pond and chuck suitable fertiliser (manure) in it.
Our native perch is carnivorous.
Carp would probably be a better bet...
You are right. I didn't mean perch, but I can't think what I did mean. Embarassed
Carp are pretty good, but I think I was thinking of something else. Confused
Tilapia are supposed to be about the best, but only if you're somewhere a fair bit warmer.
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