Fishing Fishing in the streams and lakes on the tenant farmers land was one of the squires many so-called rights of splendour. The squire possessed this right to the fishing unless he voluntarily chose to relinquish it. One of the places of fishing was the King’s River, in which both Estrup and Soenderskov had eel traps. At the time several streams and ponds suitable for fishing existed on the lands of the two manors. At Estrup, for instance, there was a lake (now dried up) and at Soenderskov there was likewise the Millpond. When Joergen Skeel Due was the squire of Soenderskov in 1678, it is recounted in a document 1678, how a number of carps were released into the moat the year before. Also how the fields had a number of ponds with perches and pikes. At that point of time Soenderskov had three eel traps, two of which were empty. The third was placed in the King’s River, and the tenant farmers on the southern side of the river received the catch every second day and also had the midstream fishing rights.
Carp Ponds At the end of the 18th century a few carp ponds were established in conjunction with a natural lake at the western wood of Soenderskov. The ponds disappeared a long time ago, but the lake exists and it had a population of carps still in the nineteen seventies. To the left you see Kurt Jensen with a carp found dead on the lakeside after a severe winter. The lake was frozen over, and the carps were suffocated by a protracted winter. Pike Spear Tool for catching pikes. From Soenderskov Mill.