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Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #1 3 Jan 2014 at 9.41pm  0  Login    Register
Ok chaps....this is a very sensitive issue we all face. Its happening all over the country and if it hasn't happened to you....rest assured it will.

I've created this thread for ALL of us to post photo's of Otter attacks...you may add the lake, area, size, cost any vital information that will help...

DON'T post words that will paint a bad picture of us Anglers, that wont help us at all.......
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #290 2 Feb 2023 at 5.15pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #289
Yes i have some data on that one
Karlos
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   Old Thread  #289 2 Feb 2023 at 3.04pm  0  Login    Register
BBC news article I just noticed

Bird Flu, in otters
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #288 29 Jan 2023 at 7.47am  0  Login    Register
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Glad you can get it fenced mate.

If possible, try and do as much of the fence work yourselves, you'll save a fortune
Greekskii
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   Old Thread  #287 26 Jan 2023 at 7.57am  0  Login    Register
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Nene is riddled with them everywhere. We have had issues with them doing anything they can to get under/over/through the fencing this year. Luckily only lost two pike before all the weak points were fixed. However another of the clubs venues got hit badly, even smashing through the ice to get in. The cubs (is that the right term) we’re even snatching the big roach.
Landowner has agreed to let us fence it though.
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #286 22 Jan 2023 at 11.27am  0  Login    Register
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anyone got info on fencing, costs? amount of predation etc to share????
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #285 17 Jan 2023 at 7.26pm  0  Login    Register
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i see we have alot of "watchers on this thread"

those who are reading this and appear to be new members, would you care to introduce yourselves
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #284 17 Jan 2023 at 7.51am  0  Login    Register
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Unfortunately they will likely be welcomed with open arms. They are probably having little signs with illustrations of our furry friends made up as we speak.
Deano48
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   Old Thread  #283 17 Jan 2023 at 0.28am  0  Login    Register
Just been informed Walthamstow reservoirs as now got otters on them
Remains of carp found on the Warwick
And there's also a video of a otter over the 2/3 reservoir
Not a good sign
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #282 8 Jan 2023 at 9.02am  0  Login    Register
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alot of koi keepers these days are losing their valuable fish, alot of which are in town centres
Spod
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   Old Thread  #281 8 Jan 2023 at 8.26am  0  Login    Register
Driving back from Peterborough area yesterday, dead Otter on the A1 near Wansford, Nene is riddled with them there.
Greybeard54
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   Old Thread  #280 7 Jan 2023 at 6.50pm  0  Login    Register
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And if "nothing" continues to happen,, then the only fishing will be carried out in a wire cage.

there's 68 million people living in the uk, and that is increasing at an alarming rate, the countryside is shrinking fast to accommodate this overwhelming number of inhabitants.
but the current Fad of rewilding seems to think everything can just coexist like some kind of disneyland fantasy park, the otter numbers had reached a sustainable level, releasing loads more into has not helped anything, even the otters are suffering with lack of habitat, food and territory.
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #279 6 Jan 2023 at 5.00pm  0  Login    Register
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agree to a point

Otters take large breeding fish
cormorants/Gooseanders eat smaller juvenile fish
crays eat fish eggs and fry

no wonder fish species struggle.

We shouldnt even be considering stocking rivers at all

So whats changed since that clip in 2018...nothing!
Greybeard54
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   Old Thread  #278 5 Jan 2023 at 5.01pm  0  Login    Register
more on predation,
the species may not be carp, however that matters not to the otters, or the cormorants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsRbg6etGyA

Greybeard54
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   Old Thread  #277 5 Jan 2023 at 3.16pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #264
https://i.imgur.com/qP13fdv.jpg
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