First Trout of 2014 Aquaponics Growing Season
First Trout of 2014 Aquaponics
Today I started to harvest the first of the trout for 2014 for our Aquaponics system.
They have been feeding like champs all winter with only the odd really cold day not wanting to eat much. The water had to get down in to the low single digits for that to happen.
Went out today and brought a huge long poled fishing net. I had been trying to catch them with a very small butterfly styled net with absolutely no luck. First sweep and I picked up these two trout.
Will cook up the bigger fish tomorrow night for dinner and the small fish has been put into the freezer
Over the next couple of weeks will start to thin them out before the warm weather arrives and the water gets too hot.
Also they have been jumping around a lot and I am scared they will start to harass the Silver Perch. I would rather pull the Trout out early than to start losing Silver perch. I have been growing some of them for over 4 years and would hate to lose any of them from the trout.
This weekend will get into the system and give it a good clean out ready for the summer planting.
Also since the last up-date I have made a new Swirl Filter which is running a treat. Being 3 times larger than the 1st version it really does clean out so much more muck.
Will do my best to get a new video up this weekend to show you how things have been progressing.