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JohnLucas1316
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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:15 pm

Seems a long time ago since the last mag. Has anyone got number 160 yet?

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Post by ForumAdmin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:40 am

We are now on 161 have you not got it Admin

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:04 pm

No I have not got it.

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:05 pm

Been watching the post since the last deadline passed!

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:01 pm

Oops, have got 160 but not 161. Is it out yet?

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Post by Jason Skilton » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:21 am

It will be out this week 8-)

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Post by Eric Edwards » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:16 pm

Very good piece on cormorants that John, thanks.
Like you, I'm far more concerned about the impacts of cormorants on our fishing than I am about otters. Cormorants are more of a chronic issue while the effects of otters are more acute and far more visible but I'm quite convinced the former have a more profound impact.
Sinensis is a non-native invasive in my view and would be treated as such if the bird lobby was not so powerful.

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:39 pm

Thank you. It was an honour to have my very amateurish article included in Pikelines.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Eric Edwards wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Very good piece on cormorants that John, thanks.
Like you, I'm far more concerned about the impacts of cormorants on our fishing than I am about otters. Cormorants are more of a chronic issue while the effects of otters are more acute and far more visible but I'm quite convinced the former have a more profound impact.
Sinensis is a non-native invasive in my view and would be treated as such if the bird lobby was not so powerful.
There is already a application procedure with defra to apply for licenses to control cormorant and goosander numbers on a fishery of a series of fisheries. There are lots of ways to deter them though.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/bird-licences

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:17 pm

I had a license to kill cormorants on a stretch of the Nene a few years ago. From what I can remember I was allowed to shoot one cormorant a month for four months of the year. Less than half a mile away there was a roost containing about one hundred cormorants. The words 'chocolate teapot' come to mind. I gave up the licence because the river was already ruined and I thought someone somewhere else could use it.
I believe there were three thousand licences available at the time and they were all taken up.

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