Gone Fishing

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Rick Martin with Matt and Luke (and pike!)

Michelle Salter writes:

On Sunday afternoon, whilst work progressed on the pond dipping platform, there was excitement at the nearby fishing jetty.

Young fisherman, Luke Martin, hauled in a whopping 7½ lb pike from the murky depths of the pond.

We know there are large pike in Fleet Pond, as a visit from the Fisheries Team of the Environment Agency proved – more of which can be found here. And, of course, there was also the recent sad demise of the famous one-eyed pike.

Fleet Pond welcomes responsible fisherman, but asks they take care to remove any discarded fishing line from the pond. This article shows the danger fishing line poses to wildlife.

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Ready to be weighed before going back into the pond

Photo credits: Michelle Salter

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One Response to Gone Fishing

  1. Aaron says:

    Unfortunatly seeing birds caught up with fishing line at the pond is not an uncommon site.

    Great Crested Grebe.

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