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by JohnLucas1316
Sun May 26, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Natural England licences
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Natural England licences

Packham is under attack for suggesting that deer should be culled to protect ground nesting birds. It's always about protecting birds.
Would he ever suggest culling birds to protect fish? Double standards.
by JohnLucas1316
Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: more algae
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: more algae

It's all about the birds. Fish are just bird food for these groups.
by JohnLucas1316
Wed May 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: more algae
Replies: 3
Views: 151

more algae

According to The Guardian newspaper, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust are to spend £500,000 on a "bio-manipulation " project to try to clean the water on Ranworth and Barton Broads. The plan is to remove some of the roach and bream in hope that zooplankton will proliferate and eat the algae that is making...
by JohnLucas1316
Sun May 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Aquitanian pike of France
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Aquitanian pike of France

That is a fantastic achievement Danny. Could you share any of your experience or photos in Pikelines?
I am guessing that you are the first angler ever to catch every type of pike.
by JohnLucas1316
Fri May 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Natural England licences
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Natural England licences

There was some more 'selective reporting' from the BBC yesterday. Paul Martin was at a small trout fishery doing a piece about otters. He stated that 'otters don't just eat fish, they also eat small mammals.' No mention of the fact that otters kill and eat birds, especially if they do not have enoug...
by JohnLucas1316
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Natural England licences
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Natural England licences

Natural England have announced that there will now be a review of the General Licence.
There may be an unexpected opportunity to try to get inland cormorants added to the Licence.
I hope the Angling Trust are ready.
by JohnLucas1316
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Natural England licences
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Natural England licences

Update Chris Packham and Wild Justice have been partially successful in doing away with the General Licence. Natural England have revoked some parts of the licence, meaning that it is now illegal to kill certain birds unless an individual license is applied for and granted. Birds such as wood pigeon...
by JohnLucas1316
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Aquitanian pike of France
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Aquitanian pike of France

Not much known about them it would seem, 'discovered', in 2014 . They spawn a month earlier than Northern Pike apparently. Would suggest that anything that works for Northern Pike would work for Aquitanian.
Most other types of pike are pictured on page 82 of 'Pike and the Pike Angler' by Fred Buller'.
by JohnLucas1316
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Catfish eating birds.
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Catfish eating birds.

Some of you may have seen this story in the media. An 11kg catfish has been eating birds at the Intu Lakeside shopping complex in Essex. A fisheries officer for the Environment Agency said, 'its not great for kids to see large fish eating ducks', and that the catfish posed a 'serious threat to our n...
by JohnLucas1316
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Pike Fishing
Topic: Natural England licences
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Natural England licences

I read today that the group called 'Wild Justice', set up by Chris Packham and friends, are seeking a judicial review to challenge Natural England's 'general licence', on the grounds that it is unlawful under British and EU wildlife laws. If Wild Justice is successful, Natural England would be force...