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joyce mannell

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 

sotongeoff

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?

joyce mannell

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   

sotongeoff

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

 

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joyce mannell

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

 

 

clogherhead
If you buy a plastic replica of a Heron and place it near the pond. This will detare other birds
Derek
joyce mannell

clogherhead

No i read that  they encourage others  

kerri

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

clogherhead
Try lt before you put in expencive fish.as was said before herons are lone birds
derek
Dovefromabove
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 ..................... 

kerri
Ooh i never knew that .thanks for the info

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