Fish are grown for harvest each fall (October) during which time some of the ponds are drained and all the grain-fed fish are harvested for sale. Each pond is harvested every 2-3 years after the fish get to a large enough size. The types of fish grown include carp (the mainstay here in S. Bohemia and in Czech culture---particularly for Christmas eve dinner), salmon, and trout. Most of the salmon/trout are exported, particularly to Scandinavian countries while much of the carp is sold in the Czech Republic.
While these are a bit hard to discern, several large carp were placed in swimming pools by the main stage so everyone could get a closer look! We were amazed.....these are as big as SHARKS! The one on the right is 3-4m in length and approximately 0.75m in diameter. We would not want to swim next to these guys! Wow.
From here, after passing through the numerous vendors set up in the historic city square (one of whom was selling some of our favorite red ceramic pottery)...
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