Fishery Development & Management

Mega Carp International not only specializes in creating water bodies just where you need them for aesthetic and ecological purposes but also offer Fishery Development & Management Services

Ponds & Palms 

Ponds & Palms is a division of Mega Carp International which specialises in creating water bodies just where you need them for aesthetic and ecological purposes. Even as far as Sydney, Australia. We build Koi Ponds, Rock Swimming Pools, Waterfalls, Angling Lakes, Wetlands and Rivers.

Visit our website www.pondsandpalms.co.za for more information.

We have witnessed disastrous outcomes where fishing venues are overstocked ending up with numerous fish which are too thin, too long, undersized and undernourished.  People do not like fishing in such venues and serious anglers will avoid them altogether. This type of event and other unfortunate and unwanted events result from a lack of understanding of fish, the environment, food availability and a symbiotic relationship between these factors and others.  Ourselves, and associates in the industry strive to make sure your aquatic assets have the best opportunity to flourish and achieve long term environmental & financial benefits. Our specialist fishing consultant can advise you on the viability of your fishing lake site and how it should be developed. Going alone without any professional advice – this is a mistake that could cost you dearly.

Our goal is to ensure that our customer’s expectations are exceeded by offering critical information & practices that will establish thriving and financially successful fisheries throughout South Africa. Our expert advice will help create optimum conditions for the carp to thrive in for many years to come.  

Fishery Development & Management

Our goal is to ensure that our customer’s expectations are exceeded by offering critical information & practices that will establish thriving and financially successful fisheries throughout South Africa. Our expert advice will help create optimum conditions for the carp to thrive in for many years to come. 

Services

Fishery Development & Management Plans

A complete Long-Term Fishery Plan that will be individually tailored for the success of your fishery. This will include habitat enhancement, stock management & planning, supplementary feeding, swim creations, fishery rules and business plans to make sure you make the most out of this fantastic opportunity with your venue.

Habitat Enhancement

Improve the biodiversity & productivity of your dam through correct planting and restoration techniques.

Water Quality Assessment

Analysis of water parameters, including dissolved oxygen & chemical composition, to ensure aquatic environment is suitable for a healthy fishery.

Stock Management

Overstocked waters will result in excessive competition for food and space, limiting growth potential for your carp and potentially leading to water quality issues.

Netting & Fish Removal

Small or unwanted fish can be removed to achieve the correct balance for your fishery.

Facilities Manager - Jaco Matthee
General Manager - Kelly Matthee

064 604 4758  |  megacarpinternational@gmail.com

Testimonials

We introduced 15 fish again on the 28th of October 2018 of which most were around 34cm in length and approximately 1kg. 6 months later two of the fish were caught at between 6kg and 6,6kg which only photographic evidence convinced people of the amazing growth rate of around 1kg per month.

Aqua Paradiso can vouch for the quality of fish produced by Mega Carp and we cannot wait to introduce another batch of 30 fish”.

Gilbert Foxcroft

4 Time World Carp Fishing Champion , Aqua Paradiso, Johannesburg

“The majority of the fish I obtained were stocked at an average weight of 0.300 to 0.750kg on 18 May 2018. One fish was caught in June 2019 @ 7.500kg just over 14months after initial stocking, this relates to a growth of over 6.8kgs in just over a year or an average of 0.526kg per month. Read Johan's full testimonial here 

Johan van der Westhuizen

Owner, Winelands Carp Fisheries, Cape Province

“Dave recently provided us with a comprehensive proposal to re-introduce Carp fish into our dams on the farm. The proposal was informative and well received.

We intend to implement his proposals and it is clear to us that Dave has extensive experience and expertise of an ecological nature and is well conversed with the introduction of freshwater fish, and more specifically Carp, that would flourish within an ideal environment. 

We hereby endorse his capabilities and expertise”.

Neil Maritz

Owner, Ubumanzi Game Lodge & Dam, Naboomspruit

At first when I met Dave I wondered what an Englishman could possibly teach me about a dam on my property in the country I've lived in my whole life. Turns out quite a lot, actually. 

I've found Dave to be incredibly knowledgeable about the eco system in the dam and he has given us valuable guidance in optimizing and managing the fishing business we run on the property. 

His motto of "there are no problems, only solutions" is truly inspiring and makes him a force of nature to work with. It is refreshing to meet someone who does not get stuck simply because he is presented with a curve ball. 

Thank you for the insight and guidance you have given us. It is truly appreciated”.

Louise van der Merwe

Owner, Lapaside - Carp Fishing Syndicate - Pretoria

Contact Us

Shop / General Queries – Dawn 082 441 5720

Carp & Koi Queries – Frederick 082 870 3189 

Facilities Manager – Jaco Matthee 064 604 4758 
 General Manager – Kelly Matthee 064 604 4758

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