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  1. Re Marsh Harriers, whenever I see them, they are a little way inland, so I didn't consider them. Cormorants, yes another predator, but I thought they only take from the river, and do not take nesting birds or others from the land. As for the American Mink, obviously another example of man's interference in matters of nature. I'm sure somebody told me that Catfish are also on the Broads, is that true, and are they a natural UK spices or invasive?.
  2. Yes, in the main streams, but the otters are decimating the birds in the reed nests, plus a lot of the fish in the margins where the seals are less likely to be. I must admit though, i had`nt thought to mention seals. I thought someone might have put up a post saying otters are doing no damage at all, and so lovely and cute and cuddly, and it`s a man made thing, but then classifying the little b.....ds as a protected spieces COULD be classified as man made i suppose?.
  3. And welcome top the forum from me too.
  4. Why not try a real classic from Marthams, they nearly ALWAYS go under the Thurne blockage, plus being upriver from it, you have a couple of days cruising the upper Thurne network. If you want a good reference re Marthams, ask Grendel, he regularly hires from them, and really rates them.
  5. cheers CC, i`m looking forward to it.
  6. Please tell me where in my post i say you`re a do gooder because of your stance on keep nets, it`s the same as mine?. My comments about do gooders was aimed at those who have brought about the protected spieces status of otters, they being nothing more than vicious vermin and are decimating waterside wildlife. That is why i answered his post about the apparent drastic cut in the amount of quality fish caught AFTER my comments on other peoples critisizm of keep nets. In good form tonight again marshman
  7. Good, i`ve got the rest to watch, we recorded it.
  8. I`ve never used a keep net and never will, i put them back straight away. Having said that, why be so critical to a friendly post?. I had the same when i posted a pic of me proudly holding my record catch at Loddon last July, it made me feel like i`d done something wrong and did`nt want to post anymore on that thread. My old favourite comes to mind - "let he (or she) who is without sin cast the first stone". We all have our likes and dislikes, and i wonder how many of us have done something in all innocence, or because that`s what we always do, yet would get critisism from others?, probably all of us in different ways?. As for the poor fishing, a lot will disagree, but probably the main reason is the out of control otter population. They are now so out of control, fish stocks etc all over the country are being decimated because of mans intervention by self effacing do gooders who don`t know as much about wildlife as they want you to believe, yet in the process have seriously interfered with the the balance of nature. It`s also one of the reasons why so much of the bird population on the broads has disappeared, because otters are scavaging the reeds and taking hatchlings from the nests. There was also a film clip posted on youtube where an otter was swimming beside a boat with its mouth around a goose`s neck, then took it away and killed it. I wish do gooders would learn a thing or two about what they`re preaching before they celebrate believing they have won a worthy cause, only to claim other outside issue have caused problems that have occured as a direct result
  9. Exactly so Howard, i totally agree. We only hired from them twice, and both times they were brilliant. Boats are in excellent condition, despite some of them being rather mature in age. A really great family yard, and a really friendly welcome.
  10. "Known to them"?, all for the right reasons I'm sure Howard. Seriously though, if you have several years of hiring under your belt with a regular yard and have always looked after their boats, you can always ask them for a reference.
  11. Mayo?............... Do you mind, I'm supposed to be having my breakfast soon
  12. I know the pic is small, but it doesn't look to be in bad nic, I've seen a lot worse being towed on the road.
  13. Probably the best paper is the Mirror, very apt for a loo.
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