Getting rid of goldfish in a one acre pond.

Asked May 21, 2017, 7:56 PM EDT

I have a 5 yr. old, one acre pond. It is 18 ft. deep in the middle. Unfortunately, my grandson put two goldfish in it 3 years ago and now we have tons of them. We really want to stock our pond with trout. Can trout and goldfish coexist and if not, how do I rid the pond of the goldfish? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you

New York County New York

3 Responses

You will need to contact your local county Extension office to find out what is legal for eliminating the fish from your pond. Cornell University also has an aquaculture and fisheries department that may also be able to advise you on what is the most efficient and legal method in your county http://cce.cornell.edu/localoffices.

Why not let them coexist? Carp polyculture can be integrated with the intensive rearing of other fish such as trout or catfish.