WOODLAND VIEW FISHERY CHOOSES HAMPTON’S OTTER FENCING WITH VERSALOK AND STRAINERLOK METAL POSTS
A still water fishery most noted for carp, coarse and match fishing, Woodland View offers more than 200 pegs and caters for up to 120match anglers at any one time. With ten well stocked pools, protection from otter attacks is an imperative.
‘We lost some of our prized stock over a period of several months but couldn’t conclusively put it down to otters; that was until I installed CCTV! We were then able to confirm our suspicions; one large otter entering at night,’ said Michael Mason, Woodland View Fishery owner.
Michael Mason chose the best protection for his fishery; Hampton NET™ fencing teamed with Hampton’s Versalok and Strainerlok metal post systems.
‘I have installed traditional fencing with wooden posts before but by no means am I a fencing expert. I was amazed at how easy Hampton’s metal posts were to erect with Hampton NET. We have some incredibly stony ground around the perimeter but the Versalok® and Strainerlok™ posts cut through easily to provide an extremely sturdy fence line,’ said Michael.
Featuring an incredibly strong joint, Hampton Net™’s line and stay wires are locked tight to help prevent predators from forcing the wires apart to gain entry. The inclusion of a hinged upper section,which allows the fence to be angled out at the top, and small apertures in the fence, help prevent climbing. Otter access is all but eliminated. ‘As a UK manufacturer of steel wire fencing and metal posts, we have seen a significant increase in demand for our otter exclusion fencing systems. Otter predation is a real problem for fisheries, costing many £’000s in lost stock. Installing Hampton fencing can definitely help to alleviate those worries; providing reassurance that the perimeter is secure for over twenty years,’ said David Beet, Sales Manager at Hampton Steel Ltd.
Hampton NET also includes a low profile knotted joint with no protruding ends; so, whilst helping to exclude the otters, they are kept from harm.
Versalok, Hampton’s versatile intermediate metal post and clip system which can accommodate every fence pattern, combined with Strainerlok™, Hampton’s metal angle or box strainer post options, provide a complete metal fence post solution which comes with a 30-year guarantee. This superior durability provides further reassurance of extended longevity over traditional wooden fence post alternatives.
‘I would highly recommend Hampton Steel; their fencing and metal posts have provided us with peace of mind that our stocks are protected and we can focus our efforts on the fishery and our visitors. A special mention goes to Hampton’s sales personnel, who always go above and beyond to ensure our orders are delivered on time.’
‘We live on site and have a clear view of the fencing and grounds and I can honestly say that visitors will certainly benefit from the unobtrusive nature of the fence, which is completely aesthetically sympathetic to the environment. I would definitely recommend Hamptons to other fisheries. In fact, my neighbour was so impressed he has placed an order for the same fence system for his fishery,’ said Michael.
Woodland View is a popular venue for disabled matches. Michael and his wife Denise have ensured that every peg is designed to accommodate wheelchairs and the site adapted with wider entrances and ramps.
To find out more information on Woodland View Fishery visit www.woodlandviewfishery.info