Welcome to Koi Forum. Is this your first visit? Register
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Herons again.

  1. #1
    Senior Member Rank = Mature Champion Ant62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    North Manchester M66 area
    Posts
    2,095
    Thanks / Likes
    1039

    Herons again.

    Herons have almost wiped out a lads pond who lives 10 doors up from me...
    Lucky for me my pond is still covered this time of the year at night hence im lucky plus we have quite a few moggies hanging about aswell..

    He only as 3 or 4 koi now.....



  2. Thanks Ajm, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  3. #2
    Senior Member Rank = Yonsai Ajm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    215
    Thanks / Likes
    239
    Dreed seeing one as far as I know there is only one other lad in it village with a pond for 10 years and seen one once 5 year back

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
    Johnathan

  4. #3
    Senior Member Rank = Mature Champion Ant62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    North Manchester M66 area
    Posts
    2,095
    Thanks / Likes
    1039
    He as even had a net over and they have managed to get into the fish....

    Hopefully i will findout more this weekend.....

  5. Thanks Ajm, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  6. #4
    Senior Member Rank = Yonsai Ajm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    215
    Thanks / Likes
    239
    What's the best way to protect as I don't really like nets only for the cosmetics like just wanna see my fish as clear as possible

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
    Johnathan

  7. Thanks freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  8. #5
    Senior Member Rank = Mature Champion Ant62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    North Manchester M66 area
    Posts
    2,095
    Thanks / Likes
    1039
    Well that is like saying how long is a piece of string......

  9. Thanks freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  10. #6
    Senior Member Rank = Yonsai Ajm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Durham
    Posts
    215
    Thanks / Likes
    239
    Long enough to go round the herons neck

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
    Johnathan

  11. Thanks freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  12. #7
    Member Rank = Sansai Brandlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    98
    Thanks / Likes
    108
    Quote Originally Posted by Ant62 View Post
    Well that is like saying how long is a piece of string......

    Twice the length from the middle to one end.

  13. Thanks Ajm, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  14. #8
    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Yonsai Mythril's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Thornton-Cleveleys
    Posts
    228
    Thanks / Likes
    108
    Ask your mate to grab one of these. There are cheaper ones available and they do work just as well but this one just looked like something out of the Terminator franchise so I grabbed it. In the four years of having this pond of mine, they have yet to find a way in. I've watched them on my CCTV cameras I have placed around the property trying to figure a way in unsuccessfully.

    Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion Activated Sprinkler https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009F1R0..._F7G9Ab7R9K1ZG

  15. Thanks Ajm, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  16. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Brandlin View Post
    Twice the length from the middle to one end.
    We used to quote on the oil rigs.
    The same length. From the middle to the end.

    And same length from the end to the middle.

    Which is twice i suppose.

    Heron.
    Shotgun comes to mind. Or a good garden dog like my patch. He keeps cats and birds off my main pond.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk

  17. Thanks Ajm Thanked / Liked this Post
  18. #10
    Senior Member Rank = Mature Champion Ant62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    North Manchester M66 area
    Posts
    2,095
    Thanks / Likes
    1039
    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    We used to quote on the oil rigs.
    The same length. From the middle to the end.

    And same length from the end to the middle.

    Which is twice i suppose.

    Heron.
    Shotgun comes to mind. Or a good garden dog like my patch. He keeps cats and birds off my main pond.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
    Cant shoot them same with otters.....

  19. Thanks freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  20. #11
    Senior Member Rank = Yonsai Scotts koi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    231
    Thanks / Likes
    238
    1.77 or 2.22 the dreaded heron my mum and das pond sufferd this!!

  21. Thanks Ajm, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  22. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Ant62 View Post
    Cant shoot them same with otters.....
    Why not if something is hurting my fish. Its going down.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk

  23. Thanks Ajm Thanked / Liked this Post
  24. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Scotts koi View Post
    1.77 or 2.22 the dreaded heron my mum and das pond sufferd this!!
    Sorry to hear that scott. Where do you draw the line and say enough is enough

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk

  25. Thanks Ajm Thanked / Liked this Post
  26. #14
    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Gosai anne's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    269
    Thanks / Likes
    398
    Funny old world isn't it........we dig a hole, put water in it and just to top it off we then put fish in it, I mean its not like we are encouraging Herons / otters to come and have a meal is it. sadly its what they do.
    you just have to put up the best protection you can or afford to protect your fish. Sad I know .

  27. Thanks Ajm, Feline, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  28. #15
    I’ve been using a couple of old CD’s near the pond, suspended on a bit of fishing line, hint of a breeze makes them spin and catch the light, haven’t been bothered by Herons for three years now.

  29. Thanks Ajm, anne Thanked / Liked this Post
 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:41 PM. Online Koi Mag Forum
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2018 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

vBulletin Improved By vBFoster® (Lite Version), © UltimateScheme, Ltd.