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A heron eat all my goldfish last year i bought some more but i have a ugly wooden fence trellis and plastic netting over the pond

I was given some fishing line and bamboo canes what is the best way of using them as i need to have a clearence to get the pond pump out 



  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    I would not be happy with using fishing line-a hazard to anything that gets caught up in it

    What is wrong with pond netting?image

  • I asked my son to make a wooden  frame with netting on top which i thought would be easier he suggested the fishing wire what wil get caught up in it  ??

    i have solar lights and windmills round the pond   

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    A small bird may not see it-the heron know no better--there were postings on here about birds being caught up in netting spread over fruit bushes= a fishing line pulled taught over a pond-supposedly that is the idea??- sound like a hazard to me


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,782

    The idea is that you erect a length of fishing line around the pond as explained here 

    Herons don't land in the ponds, they land nearby and walk towards the pond - the 'fence' deters them and I know people who find it works well - however it doesn't look terribly attractive.  


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  • There are various tips available if you do a search

    Plus keep a dog in the garden!

  • Thank you all for your advice the tetra info was very imformative  i will put more plants round the edge which will look better and all the solar lights will help to keep anything off



  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506
    If you buy a plastic replica of a Heron and place it near the pond. This will detare other birds

  • clogherhead

    No i read that  they encourage others  

  • kerrikerri Posts: 20

    with regards to the plastic heron it deters them as they dont really ''fish '' where another heron is standing ,good luck

  • clogherheadclogherhead Posts: 506
    Try lt before you put in expencive was said before herons are lone birds

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