Harvesting fish when you have a monk
110. If you have built a monk for the outlet of any of your
ponds (see pages 18 to 23 in this booklet), you can harvest your fish in two
· you can harvest
inside your pond just in front of the monk
you can harvest outside your pond after the fish have passed through the
111. To harvest your fish inside the pond, remove the wooden
boards from the monk one row at a time. Each time you remove a row of boards
from the monk, be sure to put the screen back on top to keep your fish from
112. When the water is partly drained from your pond, harvest
part of the fish from the water just in front of the monk.
113. When you are ready to harvest the rest of your fish,
continue to take out the boards one by one. However, put back the screen each
time until the pond is empty. When all of the water is out, you can harvest the
remaining fish. First collect the baby fish and then collect the big fish.
Harvesting inside the pond
Muddy water Is bad for baby fish. If you must walk in
the water to collect the baby fish, let a little clean water flow through the
pond to keep it from getting too muddy.
114. When you have a monk it is sometimes easier to harvest
outside the pond using a screened wooden box to collect the fish, after they
have passed through the monk.
115. The drawings below show you how to build a harvesting box,
using strips of wood and screen, and how big it should be.
116. When you are ready to harvest your fish, put the harvesting
box in the outlet ditch outside your pond at the end of the pipe from the monk.
Make sure that the pipe is well inside the harvesting box so that the fish will
not get out.
Using a harvesting box
117. Now, take the screen out of your monk and remove the wooden
boards one row at a time. The water will begin to flow out of your pond.
118. Do not put back the screen. When the level of the water in
your pond is low enough, the fish will begin to pass over the boards and through
the monk to the harvesting box. When they are in the box, you can collect them