I've recently been getting a lot of trouble with a Heron (I presume it's the same one, they all look pretty similar to me) coming down into the garden and killing my innocent goldfish. I've got netting over the pond, but the bugger has learned fast, and has recently either landed on it, so that it gets pushed into the water and he can go on fishing (although he can't eat them through the net - he just kills them anyway) or pushes it out of the way and gets his neck into the edge of the water, and kills things that way. Now to be plain, I realise that this is the Shooting forum, and that it is strictly illegal to shoot Herons in the UK, but I'm at my wit's end, and thought people here would have some sensible advice. Decoys are crap, a water-spray thing just gave him a cooling rinse, and now he's managed to get though the netting. If I was a nastier chap, I'd use my good old .22" BSA air rifle on him, but as I say that's illegal (and I may not kill him first shot, which could prove dangerous - to us both...). Oh, and the RSPB website recommends my abandoning the fish, and embracing the wonders of seeing a Heron in my garden. Great idea, but once he's eaten all my fish, frogs, etc., I'll never see him again. Any suggestions? Failing that, anyone got any decent Heron recipes?