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 Post subject: Accoustic otter deterrents
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Just read this on carpforum and I believe that its worthy of a link on here, a very interesting and worthy subject that could provide a potential solution, or at least partial solution, to some of our problems

http://www.carpforum.co.uk/Shared/Messa ... &ReadAll=1

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 Post subject: Re: Accoustic otter deterrents
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:24 pm 
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These quite simply don't work Rob, they may startle an otter once or twice, but that's it.

Here's two extracts from the Wildlife Trust's own Otters and Fisheries guide:

"A number of methods for protecting fisheries from predation by otters have
been tried, including noise deterrents and spotlights. However, none of them
are fully effective and fencing remains the best protection to your fishery from
otters...."

"Deterring an otter by disturbance can work for a while, but is unlikely to be
effective in the long term. An otter is likely to become quickly accustomed to
mechanical noise such as a gas gun. Since otters are mostly nocturnal it is not
practical to have a human patrol to deter an otter. Moreover, an otter may
not be put off by human presence unless it is close by.
Dogs quite often lose interest in the presence of an otter, and they will not
necessarily be able to patrol all parts of your site. Otters are large and
powerful with very sharp teeth, and a female will not hesitate to defend her
cubs, so there is a risk of a dog suffering injury if it confronts an otter.
Different otters react differently to dogs, and some may not see a dog as a
threat."

Basically, if you have a private water - you will get no funding for otter fencing. If you do need to protect a public water, you probably won't get any funding and you probably couldn't put one up anyway as you're likely to have public rights of way.

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 Post subject: Re: Accoustic otter deterrents
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:48 pm 
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Just kill it and bury it

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 Post subject: Re: Accoustic otter deterrents
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:01 pm 
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Kirky wrote:
Just kill it and bury it

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Yep thats the way to go.....Why dont we just bowfish for our carp?....Why not concret over all landscape around each and every lake so no wild live can exisit?....I mean after all its ours aint it?...No wildlife has a right to live anywhere does it....

Lets just KILL everything!......Including swans :wink:

kind regards Jeff "must be the heat" Lemaistre


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 Post subject: Re: Accoustic otter deterrents
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Why do you think they used to hunt them with otter hound's, kill all the big fish and just have a little chew and leave it to rot :wink: fox's are the same all wild animal's if they become a nuisance must be culled :roll: that's my opinion any how .


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 Post subject: Re: Accoustic otter deterrents
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Are club lake has had a electric fence put around it im yet to findout cost but its stopped the otters , its only are small lake


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