Goldstone: Common (Top) Pool – Otter Protection Project

In late 2023 work started on erecting fencing at this Club Water – to help protect it’s fish from Otter predation.Having learnt of the difficulties of fence erection via work parties at Goldstone Lower Pool a while back, this time we arranged for the work to be (efficiently and economically) done by S T Palmer of Market Drayton.

Most of the cost was funded by an Environment Agency ‘Fisheries Improvement’ grant – another good reason to ensure you buy a rod licence each year!

Of course, an otter fence is only as good as its weakest link – the gate! – so please ensure you shut it ASAP after use, i.e. each entry/exit

Some stage 1 photos can be seen below.







Photos of the completed project.can be seen below.