As you may or may not be aware, I am a committee memebr at Stanton Fishing Club and run and maintain both their website and their FaceBook page… Well, earlier this year, at the beginning of April the club netted the top section of the Nutbrook Canal in order to see what fish were in there and move certain species into Roughs Pond.

Casper The KoiRoughs is being re-developed as Stanton’s match pond, the committee are currently looking at ways at restocking Roughs. One of the ideas was to move some of the fish out of the very top section of the Nutbrook Canal which is rarely fished and difficult to reach.

One of the fish which was netted was a spectacular white Koi carp, as a bit of fun I decided to run a survey on what people thought we should call the fish. Some weird and wonderful names were put forward:

  • Patch
  • Casper
  • Stan / Stanley
  • Spud
  • Alorgoth The Bringer Of Doom…
  • Ugly Betty
  • Black Pearl
  • Popeye

To name a few….

I set up a Poll on survey monkey and asked the clubs members to vote for their favorite name, to cut a lon story short after a few weeks of voting on FaceBook, the members have voted that the name should be “Casper”.