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by JohnLucas1316
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 282

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: 102

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: 282

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: 282

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: 282

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: 282

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: 282

Re: Biomanipulation

Is the water used for drinking at the moment, or is this a new use for the Broads? Forgive my ignorance.
by JohnLucas1316
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Biomanipulation
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Biomanipulation

What is the real reason for the biomanipulation experiment proposed by the Wildlife Trust on the Broads? I have only fished the|Broads a couple of times, and don't have any great knowledge of the area. From what I understand the W.T want to remove the fish from two Broads, one where fishing is curre...
by JohnLucas1316
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Rutland lures
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Rutland lures

We fished Rutland yesterday for the first time in years. Did some vertical jigging and cast lures all day, but blanked just like in the old days. If anyone is thinking of going to Rutland I would say that a fish finder is essential. (I have not got one). Find a roach shoal and then cast something bi...
by JohnLucas1316
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Rutland lures
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Rutland lures

We have not pike fished Rutland for a few years, and when we did we had to use lures of at least 6" in length. I notice now that smaller lures can be used, and there are clips on youtube of anglers catching a lot of zander on small soft plastics. Does Rutland now have a much bigger population of zan...