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Koi carp

He is my biggest fish although I do have a sturgeon who is bigger. Unfortunately I have to keep a net on my pond as the heron likes to visit

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hi, i had a problem with a heron and netted my pond as you have, but i found that the heron could still spear the fish with its beak,but could not get hold of the fish, result dead fish.
i was told by a friend in barnham east sussex that if i put three lines of garden string or twine around the pond at various heights,(foot,2foot,3foot) around the perimeter.
the heron then cant lift its legs to get near the pond. i hope this is of some help.


9 Aug, 2008


Thanks for the tip with the lines Scousemonk, although i'm not sure how I would fix it as I only have a foot width of planting area at the back and one end of this pond as it is a raised pond. I will seriously have to think on this as it sounds a much better idea and certainly wont look as ugly. Failing to use it on this pond I am thinking of putting another pond in the garden at ground level and will use this idea then. Thanks again noballsallowed :-)

11 Aug, 2008


That explains the net, I was wondering why you had it, thought that the fish would jump out!lol

4 Jan, 2009


I too had problems with herons, so I decided to cover parts of the pond with some natural looking expanding trellis which I reckoned would deter the herons. It seemed to work and also looked quite nice. How are your koi doing in this freezing weather NBA? I have only one in my pond (ghost koi) and am really worried! especially as my pond isn't very deep. I love the colours of your koi they do look healthy!

8 Jan, 2010


The pond is frozen over apart from where the filtered water flows back in. All fish seem ok at the moment so fingers crossed.

9 Jan, 2010

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