A cure for cor­morants

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - LETTERS -

Ron­nie Glass (Au­gust) re­ports two 16in trout with cor­morant dam­age, and won­ders what dam­age up to 80 cor­morants have done on the mid­dle Tweed. I man­aged to per­suade Nat­u­ral Eng­land to raise our cull quota from eight to ten birds for last win­ter (Septem­ber to April in­clu­sive) af­ter I shot the eighth bird in the process of swal­low­ing a sea-trout of at least 2lb at the junc­tion of the Lyd and Ta­mar. I leave read­ers to re­flect on what dam­age 36 grams of no. 4 shot can do to a cor­morant at 15 yards. David Pilk­ing­ton, Devon

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