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86 years ago today...

Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:30 pm

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86 years ago today Donald Leney released the first 50 x 5 1/2" to 8" carp into Redmire Pool. The rest is history.
We owe a lot to Donald for firing so many imaginations and so many subsequent hours of enthralling reading. Tonight I will raise a glass to Donald.

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Post by Liphook » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:41 pm

Thanks for that Shaun. I too will raise a dram to the father of not only of UK carp angling but modern carp aquaculture :Hat:

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Post by Old Man Oakley » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:10 pm

Have any of you noticed this lot in the Wild Trout Trust auction, fishing for Leney carp and meeting his grandson

https://www.wildtrout.org/auction/one-d ... train-carp
Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

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Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:22 pm

Old Man Oakley wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Have any of you noticed this lot in the Wild Trout Trust auction, fishing for Leney carp and meeting his grandson

https://www.wildtrout.org/auction/one-d ... train-carp
I think it's actually Michael his son who ran the trout farm at Derby, rather than his grandson isn't it?

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Post by Troydog » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:25 pm

Amazing stuff Shaun. Quite incredible how it all evolved. There are lots of farm ponds in Herefordshire that are superficially very similar to Redmire. I fish a couple of them for the roach, they also invariably contain carp, but nothing to write home about.....
Trouble is, the fish just don't read the books......
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Post by Snape » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:50 pm

It is amazing.
I had the privilege to see some of the Leney records last summer.
There is often confusion when talking of Leney's as if they were a particular strain. Leney stocked Galacian strain when he started stocking coarse fish (having only stocked trout before) but in later years he diversified and stocked a range of different carp strains.

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Post by BoltonBullfinch » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:01 am

Sadly I was not able to raise a glass to Mr Leney due to spending the night in the cab of my truck, but, I am parked up for the night not a handful of miles from redmire pool, so that will have to be my respect shown instead of a alcoholic beverage. In fact I spend a fair few nights of the year parked up at Ross on Wye services.

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