Based in rural Staffordshire, Rodbaston Aquaculture Centre breed and supply some of the most sought-after fish in the UK including Carp, Tench, Barbel, F1 Carp, and a wide range of ornamental fish.The Rodbaston strain of Carp has been developed over the last 20 years from original broodstock fish sourced from Orchid Lake and Horseshoe Lakes.
As a result, this strain of carp is now established as one of the most attractive within both the aquaculture and angling industries due to their stunning looks, health, and also their potential for growth.
Our aims and achievements
Millions of ornamental fish are imported to the UK each year from around the world along with their associated disease risks. Our aim is to produce and sell healthy English-bred fish to reduce the carbon footprint and ensure that strong, healthy fish reach customers quickly and in perfect condition. Species include a range of Koi varieties, Goldfish, Shubunkins and Ghost Carp.
We can send our fish out at any temperature, any time of the year, and still maintain their health and quality. The results speak for themselves and the ‘Green Line’ brand name which stems from our breeding programme, is now well established within the ornamental trade nationwide.
- We have supplied over 6 million Common Carp, Mirror Carp, F1 Carp, Green Tench and Barbel to fisheries and fish farms for restocking and/or growing on.
- We have produced over 4 million cold-water ornamental fish which are sold on into the aquatics trade.
- Our state of the art CEFAS registered fish farm consists of fry rearing mud ponds and several recirculation systems include broodstock conditioning, egg incubating, early-rearing, growing and holding.
Biosecurity is paramount on our fish farm. We operate a totally enclosed bio-secure site and have regular fish health inspections from CEFAS.
“I have purchased and grown Rodbaston carp with about a dozen of my fisheries management clients every year since 2004. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Rodbaston carp to anyone seeking the best fish available in the market today.”
Dr Bruno Broughton B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., F.I.F.M., C.Env.
Fisheries Management Consultant
"The quality of these fish is outstanding and the appearance of them is stunning as you can see in the photographs. I don’t give out recommendations very often, but in the case of Rodbaston Fish I have no hesitation in doing so.”
Owner of Mallory Park Fisheries
"We have been blown away with the first class service and the pristine quality of fish that the Rodbaston Aquaculture team provide. Highly recommended, we wouldn't buy anywhere else and we will be in touch very soon for more fish!"