joyce mannell Posts: 160
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
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?
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
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
The idea is that you erect a length of fishing line around the pond as explained here http://www.tetra-fish.com/sites/TetraFish/pond/PondContent.aspx?id=522
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.
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
No i read that they encourage others
with regards to the plastic heron it deters them as they dont really ''fish '' where another heron is standing ,good luck