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by JohnLucas1316
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: where's the post?
Replies: 1
Views: 115

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: 206

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: 20
Views: 992

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: 511

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: 189

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: 511

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: 511

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...
by JohnLucas1316
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Biomanipulation

I have heard that a good way to clear water is to pile in loads of Daphnia. Presumably because they eat suspended plant material, and if you pile in enough of them, the fish don't eat them all and they clear the water. I imagine that you could buy a lot of Daphnia for the £500,000 that is going to b...
by JohnLucas1316
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Biomanipulation

The Wildlife Trust are buying Attenborough nature reserve in Notts from the cement company they have been leasing it from for the last 60 years or so. I have heard that the first thing they are going to do is close the anglers car park, making access for anglers difficult. It will be interesting to ...
by JohnLucas1316
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Biomanipulation

Is the water used for drinking at the moment, or is this a new use for the Broads? Forgive my ignorance.