About Us: Newalla Fish Company - Your Source for High-Quality Sport Fish
Welcome to Newalla Fish Company! Our mission is to provide private pond and lake owners with an exciting sport fish experience by offering top-quality pond-ready fingerlings that are raised specially for private waters. Our unique approach involves maintaining focus on creating pond-ready hybrid striped bass and domesticated striped bass, allowing us to produce a true pond-ready sport fish with exceptional performance without risk of invasive effects, disease or bacterial contamination.
At Newalla Fish Company, we don't deal in multiple species like giant fish farms do, because we believe in the value of focused discipline. Instead, we use state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture systems to create the most powerful and sought-after sport fish fingerlings on the market. We carefully tune their performance to ensure they are ready to thrive in private waters, even in the smallest ponds. Our fish are incredibly powerful from the start, and our customers enjoy lasting success through effective communication and support.
Our Facility - Certified by Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture
Our facility is not open to the public, but it is certified by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture for aquaculture production and sale. This allows us to maintain high standards of quality and service, far exceeding what you might find from a common fish truck. We are committed to continuous improvement, constantly refining our model to help pond owners navigate the unique characteristics of their ponds and maximize the biomass of fish in their water. Our goal is to transform mundane ponds into incredibly productive bodies of water that support large and energetic fish.
Meet Our Owner, Brent Kernes - A Passionate Fishing Enthusiast
Newalla Fish Company is owned and operated by Brent Kernes, a fishing enthusiast with a lifelong passion for growing big fish in private ponds. Brent's journey in the fishing industry started in the early 1990s, when he was just a boy scraping barnacles off boat hulls and pumping gas at marinas. He eventually landed a job on commercial fishing rigs off the Atlantic Coast, working on crabbing and shrimping vessels. In his 20s, Brent began building custom fishing rods for charter and competitive fishing rigs in the professional king mackerel and largemouth circuits, fueling his passion for the sport.
Brent's work in the fishing industry was put on hold when he served in the military for 13 years, developing a new perspective before being discharged as a wounded warrior in Oklahoma in 2011. He then turned his attention back to aquaculture and started working with Hybrid Striped Bass in small ponds in Oklahoma in 2012. Brent holds a Master's in Business from Columbia Southern University and a Certificate in Executive Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. As a lifelong learner, he always learning leading experts in the aquaculture industry. His commercial fishing experience, combined with his education, has set the stage for the successful development of a new recreational pond fish market that is gaining popularity throughout the United States.
Choose Newalla Fish Company for Your Pond Fish Needs
At Newalla Fish Company, we are passionate about helping pond owners create exciting fish experiences in their private waters. With our focus on producing high-quality fish fingerlings and our commitment to continuous improvement, we strive to be your trusted source for all your pond fish needs. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services and let us help you transform your pond into a thriving ecosystem that supports large and energetic fish.