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Hi all,

I posted some specifics about what I would like to do with the construction of a new 1 acre trout pond in PEI, Canada in this thread...

http://www.pondboss.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=103589#Post103589

I originally hoped that I could find an experienced contractor (or even golf course designer/construction company) to help with the project, but so far I have had no luck.

Any recommendations from the region?

I have put Plan B into motion, with the purchase today of "Perfect Pond, Want One?"... and may need to go it alone.


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Get in touch with Mario of http://www.canadianponds.ca. He no longer digs them but might know of someone.


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Email sent.

Thanks for the recommendation.

I will let you know what he comes back to me with.

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Just heard back from Mario...

He did not know any contractors currently working on PEI.

He did offer a variety of services (design, management, contractor interview and selection, etc) that may prove to be useful if I am unable to find a local source.

Thanks for the recommendation.


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Hello!

Thought I would contribute here a bit on this topic:

First before finding the right contractor, I would check with Brian Thompson, he is the director of land and environment of PEI and would know about the regulations for pond construction in that province: http://www.gov.pe.ca/phone/index.php3?number=3298

He might even suggest a few reputable names in excavation.
Then you can, in less than an hour call all the contractors listed as excavators on PEI, here is the link: http://yellowpages.ca/search/pv/1/excavation/PE

From my visit last summer, there is not a lot of ponds on this small island, you might find that it is very site specific. good luck!
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OK, what or where is a PEI?


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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I can get this one right without Overton's help.

Prince Edward Island, the smallest of Canada's "Maritime provinces", along with Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. IIRC, it is the only Maritime province without a portion on the mainland.

Go to Maine and just keep heading up the coast, DD.


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Very good Theo, you get 10 points for geography!

PEI is home of potato growing land, so in general it is dry in the summer and the soil drains well.

The soil is a strikingly red, very ancien dirt floors from an era before the dinausores. It remained like that because it was shielded from glacial activities and has been emerging from the ocean since then.

The island was just recently (1999) connected to mainland by the longest bridge in the world; Confederation Bridge. The Canadian Constitution was signed on PEI in 1837. Many names are Scottish, Irish and French as their boats were often wrecked off the shallow shores.

A lot of small ocean inlets connecting to rivers offer good fishing for brook trouts. Its a must see if you travel on the East Coast!


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Here is a photo of the land that I bought on PEI.

32 acres, mix of light to heavily wooded. Ocean view.

PEI is really pretty in the summer.




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Neat place. Are you going to live on the property?


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

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Yes. I am having a house built starting in May/June.

It will be located on the Southern road....



It needs to be May/June, as this is what the view from the driveway looks like now. Brrr......




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Oh.... and Yes, that is frozen ocean.



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