Otter ‘control’ petition launched

5 Feb

A PETITION to parliament calling for the introduction of ‘non-lethal means of control’ of otters attracted over 5,000 signatures within its first 24 hours on the Government website… and has kept growing since.

BGNA17 Otter, Lutra lutra, swimming with a fish in its mouth.. Image shot 12/2009. Exact date unknown.

Devised by the Barbel Society, the petition explains: “Since its assisted re-introduction to the freshwater waterways of the UK, the …Continue reading »

Otter didn’t deter giant zander

1 Feb

DAVE LITTLE was bit sceptical of catching anything after finding a big otter in his swim on his previous visit – but he bagged this stunning 16 lb 8 oz zander.

He was in double luck as the specimen fell to his pike rod… while his zander rod remained motionless during …Continue reading »

Rush to save fisheries from otters

15 Feb

CHARITY organisation Embryo have been inundated for help in fencing fisheries from otters following a TV feature on the growing problem.

Countryfile ran the segment in its prime-time BBC1 Sunday slot. They  interviewed carp breeder Simon Scott and fishery owners about …Continue reading »