The Pond at the Manor Farm

The pond at the Manor Farm is the last of four carp ponds, which lay like a string of pearls from Jægerpladsen. It was the largest of the four ponds as it was for fish that were ready-to-eat. The other three ponds were used for smaller fish depending on their age and development.

The tradition of carp breeding comes from Central Europe and Germany, where the sea was far away and so there was a much greater focus on good freshwater fish. Carp was a very popular edible fish and carp breeding is a piece of cultural history, which can be traced back to the 14th century.

Today, the pond has been cleaned up and is used by many birds, including ducks, coots and herons. And the water is now so clean that it can again be used for fish – not carp, but goldfish!