Having your own private pond to fish can be incredibly fun, and it allows you to get the experience of fishing without having to worry about dealing with other people making too much noise, crossing your line, or stealing your fish. If you own a pond of your own, there are certain things that you can do to make it more user friendly. This article will discuss three specific things that you can do to make sure that you get the most out of fishing in your pond.
Install A Dock
A great way to make sure that you can get your line clear out in the middle of the pond is to build a dock or have one installed for you. Dock building can be simple or elaborate, depending on what you want and the size of your pond. This dock will likely be made out of weather treated wood and will have a wood railing that goes all of the way around it. This dock will allow you to set up chairs and relax on the dock while you are fishing. It is also a great gathering place for your family to sit and talk even when you aren't fishing.
Plant Fish Into The Pond
Since ponds are so small and oftentimes man made, it is a good idea to have fish planted into them initially and overtime as needed. Planting fish into your pond will ensure that there are always fish in the pond for you to catch. Be cautious when you are fishing, and try not to kill any of them unnecessarily. Keep the ones that you are going to eat, and throw back the rest. Also, make sure that you keep track of the fish that you catch so that you can get a good idea of what species of fish may be dying out and what species may be thriving.
Install A Pump
The cold temperatures during the winter can often cause a pond to freeze over, and can kill the fish if the pond freezes clear to the bottom. In order to completely avoid this, you will need to install a pump in your pond. This pump will keep the pond water from freezing, therefore keeping your fish alive. This pump will keep the water moving as well, which will create oxygen in the water, which will keep the fish alive and well.