The larger lake is around 6.5 acres and was extensively refurbished in 2015. Having originally drained the lake in 2007, we set about de-silting, refurbishing damn walls and strengthening banks that had eroded over many years. We have installed a new monk system that conforms to current standards as well as additional overflow systems to cope with today’s weather patterns.
This became a massive DIY project when we decided to buy our own digger and dumper to complete the work. Over a 100 man days later we had created a fantastic lake that has been stocked from scratch. We also reclaimed about an acre of the lake that had silted up over many years of neglect.
A new Sluice gate was installed as well as a grill to control fish entering from the stream. There are six purpose built swims to ensure everyone has plenty of room and privacy on the lake. The lake is now stocked with 120 carp between 20 and 67lb.