Trout pond construction
Trout pond design
Naiad Pond Services - Working with water since 1980
We design and build
trout ponds in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.
Fresh air and a hip flask...
Several times recently, we have been asked to consider the
requirements for the construction of a still (enclosed system) lined pond (or mini-lake) for trout. As life-long fly fishermen, we consider that the creation of an
artificial, lined, still pond large enough, deep enough and oxygenated enough to keep trout (a demanding fish) in conditions in which they will thrive is not
realistically possible in our normal area of operation - the stocking rates would need to be kept at an
absolute minimum and stock fish (rainbow trout) would probably not be expected to survive more
than one season without the installation of oxygen pumps and so on - it would be a good "living larder" and an attractive feature -
but not much more.
We would much rather build a sustainable "river with pools" emulating the
highly oxygenated rivers and streams in which brown trout are naturally found. Landscaping the newly created river into its
surroundings guarantees that the fishing is a bit more difficult - but that's the challenge! We are still waiting for somebody to
come along with enough passion (and the wherewithal in terms of space) to be able to realise this idea on the scale it deserves. Perhaps we shall wait forever!
in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire. We offer a nationwide
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