Successful egg collection by Wild Carp Trust

15 June 2021

The Wild Carp Trust has successfully collected its first carp eggs from the wild, entering them into its conservation programme.

They were spawned at Pant y Llyn on the 14-15th June and collected from the weed. They will beĀ grown on in a professional facility and then transferred to conservation pools until such time that they are either returned to the donor water (should it ever be needed) or introduced to new waters.

The search begins for wild carp eggs

The search begins for wild carp eggs.

Feeling through the weed for wild carp eggs.

Feeling through the weed for wild carp eggs.

The first three carp eggs

The first three carp eggs collected by the Wild Carp Trust. They were spawned overnight on 14-15th June 2021 and collected early the following morning.

The first bucket begins to fill with weed and carp eggs.

The first bucket begins to fill with weed and carp eggs. It would take two hours to sift through the weed, retaining only that with eggs attached.

Close up of the weed, how many carp eggs can you count?

Close up of the weed, how many carp eggs can you count?

Wild Carp Trust chair of trustees Fennel Hudson with the first eggs collected.

Wild Carp Trust chair of trustees Fennel Hudson looking very pleased (and slightly sunburnt) with the first eggs collected.