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#21 John S

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 05:30 AM

Anyone concerned about the welfare of the frogs in their ponds should visit this site....

http://www.froglife.org/

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:32 AM

Noticed a load in my pond the other day. The fish have their knives and forks ready for a feast!

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 02:18 PM

Not a sign yet - seen some frogs not a single egg though - yet my mum's pond is completely chocker - think I shall be 'borrowing' some if none appears soon!
2 years ago we had spawn in our pond on 31st Jan!


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Posted 23 March 2003 - 03:41 PM

The replies on this thread have surprised me, as I mentioned in the first post I live in the N/E, in fact as the crow flies about 7 miles from the Tees estuary. We're not exactly known for our mild & balmy weather! So I'm a little nonplussed that the Frogspawn in my area seems to be well advanced compared to more southerly & western area's (maybe I need to get out more :rolleyes: ) because the first batches of F/S in my pond are now out of the egg & wriggling like mad in anticipation of playing with the fish.
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The loose lines gone..STRIKE.

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 07:47 PM

My frogs are normally as regular as clockwork,the earliest would normally be 10th February and the very latest one week later but so far this year we have absolutely none.

The frogs are still there but much quieter than usual.

I'm on the south coast near Bournemouth.

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Posted 25 March 2003 - 09:07 PM

Blimey, I thought my lot had finished but there's a second wave of spawners come in.

At this rate I won't have to feed the fish till about June!!!! :D :D
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Posted 25 March 2003 - 09:38 PM

Peter, you're a southerner mate :) , now in the real North (16 miles from the scottish border) my in laws had spawn in there stream last week.
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Posted 26 March 2003 - 04:52 AM

You have my sympathies Phil, the frogspawn will definately need antifreeze up there!!

Incidentally, you're close to one of my all time favourite rivers for Grayling, the Teviot at Jedburgh..good memories of huge fish. :D :D
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Posted 01 April 2003 - 12:47 PM

Frogspawn
Suddenly tons of it, up to yesterday none.

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 03:56 PM

Still no frogspawn in west wales yet :( . No toadspawn, or newts for that matter.

Peter Mccue, you should try the Grayling fishing in the River Itchen in Hampshire some day. You would definitely not be disappointed.