In May 2017 the Department sampled Meath Wash pond with hoopnets and minnow traps to evaluate the success of previous Longfin Dace and Roundtail Chub stockings in the pond. No fish were collected in the nets or traps but 20-30 large chub were observed in the pond. This was also the first year that larval fish were observed. We will have to wait until next year to determine if the larval fish were chub or dace. However, it is exciting to see reproduction for the first time in the pond.