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We can deliver anywhere.

Our most challenging carp order so far came in August 2010. We were asked by local islander John Gates & the Alderney State to deliver 1000lb (half a ton) of

carp to a 3.5 acre disused quarry on

there island. This would be the first ever introduction of coarse fish to the island & was set up to help improve tourism also carp fishing for the local islanders. After much planning & paperwork the date

was set for delivery on Monday 1st November 2010. Much of October was spent gathering the various sizes of carp from 6" up to the largest 6, 14 lb carp. They were all collected into one large

stock pond ready for loading. Sunday

31st October came around very quickly,

the Truck/Trailer & 4 aerated tanks were

set up checked & re-checked. The carp were then loaded Sunday PM. For there long trip to the channel island of Alderney. We then set off on Monday, at 6am for our 10am sailing from Poole in Dorset on the cargo ship the ISIS. We arrived in Poole

at 8am, the ships hold was being loaded. Once this was complete the hold doors were rolled closed over the cargo & then

it was our turn. Truck & Trailer were seperated & our precious cargo was craned onto the top of the ship (heart stopping)

& strapped down for the 10 hour crossing. The crossing was smooth which allowed us to check the oxygen levels every couple of hours. We finally docked at 8pm to a large welcoming party. Truck/Trailer were craned off for the final part of there journey, along the short coast road to there new home. With many keen anglers there to help un-load in the dark, the 1000lb of English carp were soon in there new home & not one fatality. We then returned to our hotel for a meal/drink & bed. The returning cargo ship was not untill the Wednesday which gave us the time to look around this lovely island & meet many of the locals.

If you get a chance Alderney is a lovely island to visit & maybe a spot of carp fishing too. Many thanks to John & all the chaps for all there help.

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