No. 8 Spot a fish

The lakes are full of fish

Carp are amazing fish. Females can produce over one million eggs each time they spawn. If conditions are right they can spawn three or four times a year.

Time to spawn

During the spawning season, you can see the males chasing, harassing and bumping into the females. They are fearless and their battles are an awesome sight. Some even thrash about so much that they become stranded.

A hard life

Most eggs are eaten by fish, birds and insect larva. Their battle for survival doesn't end there. Once hatched the fry or baby fish make a tasty treat for other fish and birds like kingfishers and herons. Those that make it to the winter are often killed by the cold weather.