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Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #122 6 Feb 2014 at 9.21am    Login    Register
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probably a bit of both mate...people are defo more aware of the disaster as it accelerates, I know of so many waters in the nene valley and surrounding areas including local canals that are getting hit almost daily.

we all have a responsibility to report these kills as if its brushed under the carpet, nothing will ever get done, at least by reporting and making people aware we might have a glimmer of a chance
Defiant.one
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   Old Thread  #121 6 Feb 2014 at 8.27am    Login    Register
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Ken Townley warned of this pending disaster in Carp World at least 14 years ago (Is it that long ago Ken!)
I wish he had been wrong (I bet he did)

But I found out the hard way that he was 100% right in his prediction. I got Photo's of Otter Carnage from another local water just last night, as it had been found!
Think thats 13- 14 waters hit with Otters for the first time, that I've been told about in under 10 days!

I can't belive just how fast they are spreading! Or is it people are now starting to come clean and admit that Otters are attacking there waters?

mark1009
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   Old Thread  #120 5 Feb 2014 at 10.06pm    Login    Register
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If you are right then it sounds like any unfenced fishery will have to change to a boating lake in a couple of years.
Anyone fancy putting their name down for the 2020 british stickle back championships!
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #119 5 Feb 2014 at 9.00am    Login    Register
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when will this end...how will it end...or more to the point will it ever end

it saddens me reading posts like this daily

Defiant.one
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   Old Thread  #118 5 Feb 2014 at 8.56am    Login    Register
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There would not be much point in doing. Otters are in every county now, and spreading at a rate of a 15 mile radius per year (Well that's what me and two other fishery owners have noted in our area)

The sad truth is your going to have safe waters with Fences, and waters that are not fenced devoid of Fish and Wildfowl.

~ Here in Lancs 3 more waters have fitted fences in just the last two weeks! Got told of a story of a few guys who have a little 1 acre water, that took instant action as soon as they found kills. They hired Flood lighting so they could work solid for 48hrs to install a full Fence.
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   Old Thread  #117 5 Feb 2014 at 7.54am    Login    Register
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gutted for you and those fish

ive just been sent some photos of kills from a lake fairly near to me...6 fish in one night
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #116 5 Feb 2014 at 7.53am    Login    Register
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why not mate
Darkieallard
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   Old Thread  #115 5 Feb 2014 at 7.01am    Login    Register
The Big Girl from my local estate lake, I caught her a 24lb in 2012.
The lake has now lost x2 30lb x5 mid 20s and some tench around 10lb, such a shame as the lake couldn't be fenced and now contains very little fish.

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   Old Thread  #114 4 Feb 2014 at 11.50pm    Login    Register
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Not the best idea to publish where the few fenced lakes are I wouldn't of thought.
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   Old Thread  #113 4 Feb 2014 at 7.25am    Login    Register
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dam good question, i'll see if the PAG have one
mark1009
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   Old Thread  #112 3 Feb 2014 at 10.38pm    Login    Register
Does anyone know if there is a map available which shows which fisheries have been ottered or have had to erect otter proof fencing to keep them out.
would be useful to know where they are and where they may be moving to.
duggs
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   Old Thread  #111 30 Jan 2014 at 7.12pm    Login    Register
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I never thought you were

Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #110 30 Jan 2014 at 6.56pm    Login    Register
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no I wasn't having a pop mate....horrible veiwing
duggs
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   Old Thread  #109 30 Jan 2014 at 6.54pm    Login    Register
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Ah ok, was New to me, and not nice
Frenzy
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   Old Thread  #108 30 Jan 2014 at 6.51pm    Login    Register
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which one mate otter eats large carp

yes mate....that's been knocking around for a while now
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