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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    upload_2017-10-8_9-31-23.gif @Welsh gary
    Like addy said it is nice if you can't see the edge of the liner in the pond by putting a short ledge down just a few inches for rocks. Then you won't see liner and fish love picking in the cracks between the rocks for goodies.
    Here is a few examples of what I did.

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Then I have the next ledge down about 18 " and in the top picture I now have the net over pond for predator protection from Herons. Once they discover your pond they will never give up but the net is my saving glory!
     
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    @addy1 love your drawings!:)
     
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    Agree!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Thanks...............good old snipping tool and their drawing pen.
     
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    Thanks all i never thought about rocks, great idea. My neighbour had fish in his pond and a heron ate almost all of them
     
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    I was told that a 2 foot deep straight drop from either edge of pond or deepest plant shelf is deep enough to prevent heron, (the ones here at least) from being able to fish the bottom making it heron "proof". We also have egrets here and was told 3 feet is needed to protect from them.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Mine is a straight drop of 5 feet, the heron prefers to land in the water, i.e. the shallow parts and stand there waiting for a fish to come and check the area out. The herons here land on the edge of the pond, deep end, on land and wait for a fish to swim by.
    The deep end keeps the fish safer, not as easy for the heron to snag one.
    My shallow end, the heron if wading causes debris on the bottom to stir up, the fish swim to check it out. When I wade in the pond the fish come instantly to surround my feet looking for snacks. Makes easy pickings for the heron.
     
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    Here too! I've also seen videos on youtube where the Heron dives into the water to fish, so I would put netting even over a deep pond
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    W/the net over the pond it doesn't really matter having straight sides or not now for my pond. I have my short rock shelf, then 18" down to shelf, then about 3' straight down to bottom. The net is high up on poles and attaches w/s clips to short wire fence's around the sides. I have battened down the hatches and feel the fish are pretty safe. Now ya know just when you say that there is always something that is stronger and braver that could find away in there.
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    JW. I like your edging a lot. Gary I have never had a problem with herons but I live more or less in an urban area where we don't see them very often. How is your pond building going?
     
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    I am digging down now and it is clay. There is water seeping in and holding it is only a trickle. Would that make any difference when the liner is in and full of water
     
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    Welcome I am also new and looking forward to seeing your progress and outcome nice to see ponds built and ideas being shared at the same time as I build.
     
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    Welcome @Welsh gary I look forward to seeing your pond build as it progresses!
     
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