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03/03/2013 at 11:17

A heron eat all my goldfish last year i bought some more but i have a ugly wooden fence trellis and plastic netting over the pond

I was given some fishing line and bamboo canes what is the best way of using them as i need to have a clearence to get the pond pump out 

03/03/2013 at 11:55

I would not be happy with using fishing line-a hazard to anything that gets caught up in it

What is wrong with pond netting?

03/03/2013 at 12:07

I asked my son to make a wooden  frame with netting on top which i thought would be easier he suggested the fishing wire what wil get caught up in it  ??

i have solar lights and windmills round the pond   

03/03/2013 at 12:12

A small bird may not see it-the heron know no better--there were postings on here about birds being caught up in netting spread over fruit bushes= a fishing line pulled taught over a pond-supposedly that is the idea??- sound like a hazard to me


03/03/2013 at 12:26

The idea is that you erect a length of fishing line around the pond as explained here 

Herons don't land in the ponds, they land nearby and walk towards the pond - the 'fence' deters them and I know people who find it works well - however it doesn't look terribly attractive.  


03/03/2013 at 12:30

There are various tips available if you do a search

Plus keep a dog in the garden!

03/03/2013 at 12:47

Thank you all for your advice the tetra info was very imformative  i will put more plants round the edge which will look better and all the solar lights will help to keep anything off



03/03/2013 at 12:49
If you buy a plastic replica of a Heron and place it near the pond. This will detare other birds
03/03/2013 at 12:53


No i read that  they encourage others  

03/03/2013 at 13:03

with regards to the plastic heron it deters them as they dont really ''fish '' where another heron is standing ,good luck

03/03/2013 at 13:12
Try lt before you put in expencive was said before herons are lone birds
03/03/2013 at 14:18
kerri wrote (see)

with regards to the plastic heron it deters them as they dont really ''fish '' where another heron is standing ,good luck

Apparently it works most times of the year, except at this time of year when they're looking for mates ..................... 

03/03/2013 at 14:30
Ooh i never knew that .thanks for the info
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