Treowen large lake.
Early indications are that stocks of rudd, roach and perch have suffered a massive hit over the last winter. The absence of and dead fish in the water rules out fish mortality due to pollution or poisoning. This leaves predation by goosander and cormorants as the most likely reason.
The two smaller lakes, being nearer to habitation and farm activity, do not seem to have been affected and silver fish remain prolific.
I have fished this lake about five times this year and not had a single bite from silver fish on maggot or corn.
To enable us to build up a bigger picture we need all anglers fishing the large lake to be aware of this and let the committee know if their experience backs up our early findings. Please do this by commenting below, or on Facebook.
You can now, it seems, fish for tench using corn or maggots without being affected by ‘nuisance’ fish. But no more of these little beauties.
He is now inside this.
And when it has eaten so much it can’t swallow any more this bird had to jettison some load before it could fly.
Part digested rudd photographed at Treowen last January.