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Hereford_angler:

I also notice they go for the biggest fish they can   :mad:   ! A friend of mine found her biggest carp on the lawn dead. Turns out a heron had picked it out but couldn't carry or eat it.   :(

We had exactly the same - wife came home and found Big Momma koi on the lawn gasping her last. She survived a day but in the end I had to put her out of her misery as she was just lying on her side on the bottom. As very hard thing to do.

 

As regards heron scarers - you can buy devices that squirt water jets in the direction of any intruder. Except of course my wife would never remember to avoid them so it's a bit of a non-starter for me. I resorted to a couple of strands of wire right round the pond to a height of about 18 inches and so far it seems to have done the trick.


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You need one of these :D

 

 

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They will cost over £1,000 though....

And no, I don't have one, but I know the bloke that makes them :)


John S

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Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

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davidP:

Originally posted by Hereford_angler:

[qb]As regards heron scarers - you can buy devices that squirt water jets in the direction of any intruder. Except of course my wife would never remember to avoid them so it's a bit of a non-starter for me. I resorted to a couple of strands of wire right round the pond to a height of about 18 inches and so far it seems to have done the trick.

Hehehe... the ultimate answer to next door's cat crapping on your geraniums! Got to get me one of those! Where can you get 'em from?

 

Cheers,


Adz.

 

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I had trouble with a heron, until one day the wife was sat by the pond and she heard a great flapping of wings. The heron was coming in to land, wife saw heron, heron saw wife, scared each other sh***less, haven't seen the heron since. I could lend you the wife I suppose.

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i keep a shotgun at the side of my backdoor just in case i get a visit from any herons or cormarants to my pond or for anyone trying to nick my japanese koi


john wilson is god

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I take it you follow the recommendations and fire blanks or at least fire in the opposite direction


hey waddaya know I can spell tomato !

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no i do not fire blanks and have killed about ten cormarants and three herons last year :cool:


john wilson is god

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Craig, I presume you realise that both birds are protected by law.

 

You're not showing fishkeepers or anglers in a good light here.

 

Perhaps a little more thought mate.


Peter.

 

The loose lines gone..STRIKE.

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i think that my £6000 japanese koi are more important than these birds


john wilson is god

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Craig, I understand where your coming from, but it's counter productive in the long run. Find another way mate.

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