Neil has supported BP Milling from day 1, his lake is one of them waters that just keeps on throwing up surprises. Despite the size of the water, fish seem to disappear for years at a time, 4 years without capture is not uncommon! So you can imagine just how Neil must feel when his phone rings and a member has one in the net!
AE Fisheries take care of the silver fish population every couple of years, and Neil keeps a small amount of our feed going in throughout the year, and we all know how succesful this combination is.
Neil has a great collection of photos from the original stocking of his lake in 2006, and captures since, now just check out the progress of this one that broke the lake record this week at 38lb! WOW!
Lots of great work going on at Lac Soupir by new owner Aaron who is keen to take the venue to new levels. John Flewin of 'Tales Media' is a close friend of ours at BP Milling, John introduced Aaron to our products in the Spring.
Aaron was looking for a supplementary feed to encourage the old stock at Lac Soupir to feed and graze the substrate regularly so that they progress into beastly proportions for years to come. After a few conversations with Aaron we had his first order of BP GOLD shipped to him. After just a few weeks this is what Aaron had to say...
“Since being introduced to Ben at Bp milling, the knowledge of Ben and this company is outstanding!! After placing my first order not only was it a great price and delivery service but the quality of the product is fantastic I’ve started feeding my lakes and I can happily say the fish are already on the pellet, not only feeding but polishing spots, they can’t get enough of it!! In my opinion this the future of feeding and moving forward. I personally will not go anywhere else, the fishes reaction to this feed is truly incredible” Aaron Townsend, Lac Soupir
Bp Milling will continue production during the lockdown period to fulfil fish feed requirements whilst fisheries are closed to anglers. We want to share with you how seriously we're taking the pandemic and the precautions we will be taking to operate responsibly during this time:
- The BP Milling premises will be managed and operated by Ben who is living on the premises and will be the only working member of staff during the period. Ben is following government advice with a special focus on personal hygiene to ensure production can continue safely as normal.
- BP Milling is sited with access only via a half-mile private drive in a rural setting, the building is a private stand-alone unit which is not accessible to public.
- Cash or cheque will not be accepted as payment to prevent handling of potential contaminants during this time.
- Large material orders will be placed and order collections will be made less frequently to minimise lorries visiting the site.
- There will be no site visits from contractors or collections from customers during the lockdown period, access to the site only by authorised suppliers and Ben.
- Materials are delivered by rigid lorries that will be tipping materials on site, vehicle operators are taking preventative measures of their own whilst on site.
- Materials are then handled mechanically through the plant and only handled onto pallets by Ben, where protective equipment will be worn.
- Feed deliveries will be made by third party haulage companies who are operating responsibly and following their own preventative measures during this time.
We're happy that we're in a unique position that allows us to continue production as normal, albeit following these strict measures. Should we have any concerns about the health of anybody on site, then we will update you and operations will seize immediately. We hope that you and your families remain in good health during this period and we pray for a speedy passing of this awful pandemic, trusting that you're doing your bit to stay safe and prevent this virus from spreading.
Team AE Fisheries have been involved with developing the angling at Kingsbury Waterpark over the past few winters, moving fish from some of the boating pools into the lakes which allow fishing so that the fishery management can be focused on a few of the more suited pools rather than spreading themselves too thin accross the park.
As well as utilising the fish available accross the park, there has been some great stock ponds developed for rearing fish for the future.
Our feeds have played a role in both the stock ponds and the fishing lakes, and the growth reports have been just as great as we had expected!
Some of the fish from the stock ponds reached 3lb before being introduced into the lakes around the park and are now being caught as double figure fish.
More recently a fish was reported which was moved from one of the boating lakes at 14lb, this fish was looking rather ropey and a little short and stumpy, but since being introduced into one of the main fishing lakes and introducing a supplementary feeding programme, this fish has filled our beautifully and weighing a healthy 20lb+.
Brilliant work by all involved!
"I'm less than 5 years in to sustainable Aquafeed for my lake, originally stocked with fingerlings and it has now just produced a fish just under 18lb, I couldn't be more pleased with their food well done too BP Milling.
Always hugely rewarding starting with young fish and watching them mature, feeding has a huge role to play and I'm glad Neil is pleased with his progress so far! Check out the Testimonials page for feedback from lots of other fisheries supplied by us!
This week I met with Miles at 'Horseshoe Lake' home of 'The Carp Society' where miles recorded our discussion about the business to feature on the popular 'Carp Radio' podcast. This will be available to listen to for free online from 7pm on the 11th October at www.carpradio.com
Check it out!
Take a look at how our fish are looking on their BP Milling diet.
We recently ran some nets through a couple of ponds to monitor fry recruitment within the ponds and to check the progress of the fish. We filmed the day so we can show you what our cereal-fed carp look like, and that video can be found on our youtube channel and social media (see links below). Hopefully the weather willbe good to us into september and we might even get some more growth on these fish before the winter!
You know it’s going to be a good summer when they’ve tripled in weight from being a 1lb C2 in feb!
Yesterday I gave in to the temptation of taking a float rod out to see if the fish are progressing as i had expected.
It's still early June so we have a full growing season ahead yet. Plenty of time to double in size again! All thanks to their diet of BP GOLD!
I’m 110% convinced that we make the most cost effective and sustainable feeds to safely grow fish outdoors! I’m entirely absorbed by it! Just watch what can be achieved with our cereal formulations, by the end of the year we will have some serious fish transformations to show you!
Our feeds are gaining popularity overseas with more and more fish transformations being sent in from customers using our cereal pellets. Nic at Lac Du Coron has recently been in touch to report the following...
“Hi Ben, thought I'd drop you a line, one because of how pleased I am and two because I thought you'd find it interesting.
We started feeding your gold pellet into both our lakes and both stock ponds in late March and I am blown away by the results im achieving.
1st things 1st the fish actually seem to want it, a problem I've always found before when feeding fishmeal alternatives.
Secondly the growth rates we are getting are awesome, especially in Lac Solace where the average weight gain since December is a little over 5lbs, unbelievable when you consider the time of year. The 2 images attached emphasize this. Me stocking it in in December, and it's 1st apparence on the bank in mid April, nearly 8lbs growth, hard to believe, but true.
The lake is seriously packed with naturals and I also feed maize and boilie, but the bulk is your pellet and I can say with confidence I wouldn't be getting these results without the BP Gold.
Both stock ponds are also showing solid growth and condition.
And finally, the impact, or lack of impact on the water quality, especially important in our small shallow stock ponds.
Keep up the good work, I'll be ordering another ton soon. Nic”