Fish in Bristol lake to be killed to deter fishing

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All the fish in a lake in Bristol are to be removed and destroyed in a bid to discourage fishing.

Last year, the local Neighbourhood Partnership voted to ban fishing at St George’s Park lake to stop wildlife being harmed by fishing line and hooks.

It has now approved an option proposed by Bristol City Council to destroy the fish rather than relocate them.

But Maggie Waldon, from the Friends of St George Park Group, said it did not support “outright killing of the fish”.

The old boating lake, according to Ms Waldon, was stocked with fish about 20 years ago and has been used as a fishing lake for many years.

“It’s become very run down and there are far too many fish in there to support any kind of ecosystem,” she admitted.

continue http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-35134740

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