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    Default River Loire - Orleans

    The town stretch - has a small cormorant problem. I was having a wander to try to find somewhere to fish 2 or 3 weeks ago. The main flow was too strong so I walked over the bridge to the calmer section downstream of a wier and found this. Didn't bother fishing - can't imagine there was much left.


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    Default Re: River Loire - Orleans

    Bl00dy hell!

    If I see six on the Vienne I think its a plague
    I tread the path where no one goes,
    and cast to fish nobody knows.

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    Blimey, I haven't seen numbers like those since I last visited Gunthorpe on the Trent where the damn things sit on the weir booms drying their wings out with the surrounding trees black with 'em
    Good things come to those who... Bait!

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    Default Re: River Loire - Orleans

    Must be solid with fish there Hugh ....

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    Default Re: River Loire - Orleans

    I thought it was just with the problem

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    When I used to rent a cottage on a farm estate that bordered the River Vienne I regularly saw the Fisheries Officers go down to the river shooting cormorants. And as far as I know they are effectively on the 'General Licence' as we know it, in that they can be shot at any time of year.
    I tread the path where no one goes,
    and cast to fish nobody knows.

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    It looked a nightmare. I'm an RSPB member (at the moment) but this sort of thing cannot possibly go on. I guess man has created the problem with over fishing etc.(I don't remember seeing any cormorants in the 60s) but I cannot contemplate this happening here.

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