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Pond expansion- fish recover? (advice please!)

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Hi guys we have a small/ medium sized natural pond that is going to be expanded in the next couple of weeks. As its a natural pond it is a lot bigger than a garden/ koi pond to give perspective, but still a medium/ sized pond (no where near a lake!).

 

There are some fish in there ATM and I'm wondering what the best way to catch them is? The pond is being dug out by a digger so we want to retrieve as many fish as possible in the next few weeks.

1) Will they be okay in the water if it is a bit soiled?

2) What will be the best way to catch the fish (I'm thinking of using keep nets/ other nets and baiting them?)?.

 

If someone can give some advice that will be great?

 

Regards,

 

Nick

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Pump the water out or rent a stunner.

Theoretically if you dig the new extension leaving a dividing barrier between them until last then fill the new bit with water and remove the barrier the disturbance would-be minimal.

Cloudy water though is natural in times of flood and fish will cope as the sediment soon settles

Part of the basingstoke canal was wet dredged and at the end of the day fish were seen topping and feeding in very muddy water and no bodies ever seen unless they were very unlucky to be caught up in the actual dredging part

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Seine nets would be my choice, otherwise lower the level enough to go in with landing nets (but don't get stuck in silt and need rescuing). Speak to your local Environment Agency fisheries officer, see what they can do to help you out.

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Thanks guys.

 

Do you know where I can rent a fish stunner in the UK? Location is west Wales.

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Using a "stunner" can be dangerous for the fish. It may or may not apply in a garden pond, but certainly elsewhere you need permission from the EA. To be given permission you need to be qualified in the use of the equipment.

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Pump the water out or rent a stunner.

Theoretically if you dig the new extension leaving a dividing barrier between them until last then fill the new bit with water and remove the barrier the disturbance would-be minimal.

Cloudy water though is natural in times of flood and fish will cope as the sediment soon settles

Part of the basingstoke canal was wet dredged and at the end of the day fish were seen topping and feeding in very muddy water and no bodies ever seen unless they were very unlucky to be caught up in the actual dredging part

 

 

Sounds like the best option to me since it's not a large water.

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Nick,

 

I think it is going to be like renting a condom.

 

Check for legalities on use in your area!

 

None (with rare exception) in the US

 

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