Jamie McCready and Harry Ballard have joined us for a month’s work experience.
This is what Harry had to say after his first week on the farm.
Our first week was foggy mornings and sunny afternoons. This sunny weather has brought the public out into the garden centres across the country and the phones has been non-stop with fish orders. So basically we were dropped in at the deep end with high levels of orders stacking up and everyone wanting their fish delivered yesterday! An added element to this manic start to the season is the need to sort out broodstock for the start of the spawning season. We’ve had to hit the ground running and have been forced to learn quickly and integrate ourselves into the workings of the farm. We have completed 101 different tasks already. Look at our pictures below to get an idea about what we get up to. Tasks such as netting, grading, sorting, counting, packing, boxing up, oxygen monitoring and health checking show that the work of a Hampshire Carp fish farmer is never dull.