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I use a wide weave over mine and have it up high several feet w/a short wired fence below that I attach it to. Your pond is smaller so maybe you could make one that lifts off and on if you like.

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Really don't want to build a frame.I just want to stretch it over the pond. I just need to devise a system to keep the net off the water. Thanks
 

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You could make some holes in the ground around the pond to put poles in and out and attache the net to them. Lots here have different ideas that they can show you maybe.
 

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My net is hung 2-3 feet over the surface of the water, wide weave so little birds etc don't get trapped in it.
 
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The closer to the pond you have it... the smaller your net openings will need to be. Herons will stab at the fish through any net. So even if they don't take the fish... they will be at risk.

Also take into consideration that a full size heron can be around 5 lbs. So once they start walking onto your tight weave net... it will be even closer to the water.

So if you have the net close to the water... it needs to be very taught.
 

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You will need a frame, otherwise the net will just fall in to the water. The best way to make a frame is with PVC pipes. Cheap and easy to work with.
 
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I use a wide weave over mine and have it up high several feet w/a short wired fence below that I attach it to. Your pond is smaller so maybe you could make one that lifts off and on if you like.

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Any pics of your posts/poles and how the net attaches there?
 
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I have bird netting over my pond. I wonder if any fish eating animals can get through big holes (such as the netting you have). On the other hand, I've had to rescue birds that somehow flew into the enclosure at least 5x. I don't know how they got in. And once I found a dead bird in the water. :-(
 

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I removed the bird netting, used it one summer yanked and tossed, could not stand finding trapped and dead small birds. They find a way to get under the net.
And trapped frogs.

Use the wide weave hung high netting, no heron visits in years.
 
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What size net opening should i get? I need 7ft x 13ft. All i see is very large nets.
 
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I found one on Amazon with a 2" square opening.
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Great you found something. Mine came from a fishing net company, weave is 4 inches
 
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Wife hates the idea of a net.Thinks it takes away from the natural look of the pond.
 

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She will hate that the fish go missing w/o one. You could somehow make a removable one that you could take off for viewing but that will be more work. I don't have one of those but maybe someone else does that can show your theirs.
 

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Wide weave net you don't even really notice it. But you do notice the heron does not come by anymore. They still fly over our house, ponds and yard every day. A rookery is not that far from us as a bird flies.
 
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an electric one !! 240v should frazzle the bloody thing. lol, ive recently been looking at transparent nets on the internet, designed for people who live in high rise flats with balconies and own cats. not sure yet tho, giving it some consideration.
 

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