Without wanting to sound 'elitist' or up on my high horse etc etc, from a purely logical and common sense angle I cannot see any reason other than outright selfishness that any angler/person/human would not see it that same.
i know not everyone see it the same..
From a business perspective I understand the concerns of the owners of commercials however they have to realise that they built these pools and stocked them to such high levels that they must deal with the consequences. They cannot think that it is their right to kill a creature that is acting on natural instinct just because they decided to dig a pit and fill it with fish. Natural predation is something that managers of natural pits/lakes have had to deal with for decades and they dont mind as they appreciate that it is a part of a balanced ecosystem. Now though with all the little un-natural ponds etc popping up commercial owners have to expect a certain amount of fish to be taken by predators. I am reasonably sure that the predators would not empty the lake but would most likely return it to a state of balance rather than horrific over stocked levels. That is the part that most likley scares the owners. That their beloved catching pools might actually become a challenge to catch on and the easy peasy brigade would have to find somewhere else to catch a 200lb bag of carp.
Anyway I better shut up or I might be though to be in a clique with the otters and forced to boat up with them at the next fish in.
Edited by AddictedToScopex, 10 January 2012 - 10:52 AM.