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by JohnLucas1316
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Otter news.
Replies: 22
Views: 4486

Re: Otter news.

My favourite river has a brook a few hundred yards from it. Both are in the same geological area and are subjected to the same pollution, rainfall, etc. The river is not worth fishing now; the brook is full of fish. The difference between them is that cormorants do not like the brook- it is too fast...
by JohnLucas1316
Wed May 27, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Starting Piking
Topic: Pike fishing locations in the East Midlands
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Pike fishing locations in the East Midlands

That's the best idea.
There is not much going on here at the moment; but keep checking as the autumn arrives.
by JohnLucas1316
Mon May 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Starting Piking
Topic: Pike fishing locations in the East Midlands
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Pike fishing locations in the East Midlands

You have asked the wrong question my friend. People do not talk about locations. We have to preserve our fishing. It's not being unfriendly, it's just that there is a lot of pressure on fishing; especially pike fishing, and people have to be careful what they might reveal. I am in the East Midlands,...
by JohnLucas1316
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: where's the post?
Replies: 1
Views: 927

where's the post?

Why does important information such as the Fenland Pike Initiative get posted on the Pikers Pit, and not on this site?
Is the assumption that everyone on this site is also on the Pikers Pit?
by JohnLucas1316
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: The latest issue of 'Pikelines'
Topic: Pikelines 167
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Pikelines 167

Call me 'old mr miserable', but I would rather see Pikelines filled with articles from the UK. I know that some people would be interested in the long Canadian piece, but personally I would rather see UK content instead, even if it is doom and gloom. A commercial predator magazine (you know the one)...
by JohnLucas1316
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Otter news.
Replies: 22
Views: 4486

Re: Otter news.

Well that is the end of another Winterwatrch, and unless I missed it, there was no mention of the fate of the tagged salmon released last year. Is this yet another BBC cover-up? Were the salmon eaten by cormorants, mergansers or otters? Did Winterwatch simply forget to tell everyone, or did they 'fo...
by JohnLucas1316
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: Biomanipulation

Interesting how stretches of rivers in city centres often hold fish, but go out of town a bit and numbers drop off.
Is it people feeding bread to ducks; or people, traffic and lights on for 24 hours scaring birds?
Or possibly warmer water? Or all of the above.
by JohnLucas1316
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Sorry Tony
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Sorry Tony

In a previous post I stated that Tony Soper had a finger missing, bitten off by an otter. It was of course Terry Nutkins, not Tony Soper.
Sorry Tony!
by JohnLucas1316
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: Biomanipulation

The Bure improvements are apparently about catchment sensitive farming, preventing stuff going into the river from farmland, that has historically coloured the water up.
by JohnLucas1316
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: Biomanipulation

I talked to a Natural England employee yesterday, and he explained a few things about biomanipulation. It seems that a lot of wildlife benefits from clear water status, although the did not say exactly which wildlife. They had thought of piling in tons of Daphnia, but it would be too expensive. He a...