What is the general feeling about cormorants in here? are they to blame for the drop in silver fish numbers in venues up and down the country[V]? What is the best thing to do if you have them on a fishery?
on my local river last year the birds keeped to one section of the river where all the fish were. so all i did was go down early and keeped pushing them off the river. after about one hour over 3 days they moved off and thay stayed off all the rest of the year
ive heard rumours that in most cases they need the body of the shot bird before they can succsesfully procecute for shooting them.
also ive heard that there is the danger of them actualy flying into the lead shot when you fire a gun in there direction to scare them away.
We dont very often get the same one on our water more than a couple of times i dont know why
get a license and blast the bl**dy things out of the air make sure you use a num 3 shot as no 4 bounces of the things,
and yes i believe that cormorants are to blame for decimation of a ot of fish stocks and agreee that they actually do stab larger fish, this is the same with herons as a friend donw the road has over 120 koi around 10 to 25lb in weight (i know cause ive caught some) and the herons come down and stab these fish cause they cant eat them or get them out of the water.
shame you cant cull these blighters too, mind you id rather we had herons instead of cormorants