This is an idea that Andrew and I have been tossing about for some time now. But finally, today Andrew spoke to a local fish propagator who said we can have our fish delivered sometime between April and May. Since we are starting with full-grown fish that are ready to spawn instead of fingerlings, it will only be a year before the population gets stable enough for us to start fishing. Fingerlings are cheaper, but they take a long time to grow and you risk them getting eaten by other things that live in and around the pond (turtles, other fish, blue heron, etc.) since our pond is already established.
Of course, I don't expect that the fish will just be jumping into our nets. Especially since Andrew and I are no expert fishermen. So, I'm fully expecting to rely on all my family members (namely, my Dad) and friends who know waaaay more about fishing than we do to help us figure this one out. I don't even know how to clean a fish properly! No better time than now to learn, I guess.
Here's to trying new things!