15th January 2024 has seen the introduction of 150 true Crucian Carp ( Carassius carassius ) from the Calverton Fisheries. These fisheries belong the the Environment Agency who have continually supported Shotton Hall Angling Club through it's creation to date. These fish form a crucial part of our ethos of developing fish welfare, their surroundings and providing first class angling opportunities to all. Crucian are actually listed as an endangered species. We hope that our fishery will come to form a small part of the National Crucian Conservation Project. To read more about this project, please see the Angling Trust web page: National Crucian Conservation Project - Angling Trust Also, another great source of learning comes from Mr Peter Rolfe: The Crucian Website (crucians.org) Peter has dedicated a large part of his life and career towards fishing and the Crucian in particular. Peter has owned his own plant nursery, his own fish farm and has built and developed maybe 50 ponds and lakes in the UK. I encourage you to visit his website and enjoy his literature.
These Crucian's will provide in years to come some superb angling opportunities at Shotton Hall Angling Club and hopefully will develop successfully in their new surroundings.