VIDEO: Corby boating lake takes delivery of 5,000 fish

Anglers in Corby will benefit after a delivery of 5,000 fish to Corby boating lake from an Environment Agency farm.

The fish arrived on Thursday (October 31), from Calverton Fish Farm, near Nottingham.

Andy Beal, an environmental monitoring officer for the Environment Agency, said: “This delivery is great news for the fishing community in and around Corby. We have not had a restocking at Corby boating lake for around seven years, so this will be a big boost to the numbers of fish in the waters.

“The fish are mainly crucian carp and roach. Hopefully this will encourage more people to pick up a rod, especially children. It really is a tremendous place to fish.”

The fish were loaded into specially designed transport tanks in trucks for the one-and-a-half hour journey from Nottinghamshire to Corby where they were carefully stocked into the boating lake.

Mr Beal said: “The fish stock reduces naturally over years and so we have to keep the balance right. We are restocking the lake with a substantial number of fish.”

Calverton Fish Farm, the Environment Agency’s national coarse rearing unit, provides stock to be introduced to develop new fisheries and replace stock.