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#507807 - 06/20/19 07:01 AM Spillway barrier to stop losing fish?
Cadillac Bill Offline


Registered: 02/01/17
Posts: 14
Loc: GA
I have placed grass carp in my two acre lake. I had about ten, 12 inch fish and they schooled beautifully. My wife and I enjoyed feeding them from our dock. The school got smaller as the fish grew. Now we have two about 24" fish.

I called fish dealer and he brought additional 10-12 inch grass Triploid Carp. Large enough to avoid predation. The dealer told me that I was likely losing fish through my concrete spillway.

He suggested a barrier to keep them from escaping, but did not know how to construct one.

I am a contractor and am familiar construction. I think a proper barrier should be made where we can easily reach to remove debris.

Your suggestions, plans, advice would be gratefully appreciated!
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#507808 - 06/20/19 07:33 AM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
Shorty Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 4384
Loc: Raymond, NE
Green construction fence staked out a few feet out in front of the spillway in the water should keep you TGC in the pond.
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#507813 - 06/20/19 09:52 AM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
Quarter Acre Offline


Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 1409
Loc: West Central Missouri
I have though about that for my pond, but have not convinced myself that I really need it, but I find it to be catch 22 type of situation. The further away from the overflow (out into the pond), the less likely it will be to get clogged up and damaged, but the larger it gets and the harder it is to clean and maintain. I tend to envision a fence-like structure on land crossing the water's path that is hardy enough to withstand the flow and once the water recedes, it's easy to clean the debris. Something like bar grating with posts anchored into the spillway.

A photo of your overflow would help my imagination out.
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#507814 - 06/20/19 10:04 AM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1209
Loc: Louisiana
The whole west side of my pond becomes overflow if the inflow overcomes the drain pipe. I've thought seriously about running a fence along that side of the pond for when I get one of those 3-4" downpours and the ditch gets full of YOY. Then I think twice and realize that mama nature just helped me reduce my overall BG/GSF population.
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#507827 - 06/20/19 12:37 PM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
BrianL Offline


Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 829
Loc: Paris, TX
https://www.google.com/search?q=grass+ca...920&bih=937

Basically you need a fence the length of the spillway and inflow that will prevent them from swimming out. I have to construct one before I can be approved to purchase any GC.
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#507828 - 06/20/19 12:39 PM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
BrianL Offline


Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 829
Loc: Paris, TX
I will be using 2"x4"x48" horse fence and t-post
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#507829 - 06/20/19 12:44 PM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
ScottyD Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 19
Loc: TX, Red River County
Iíve wanted to do the same, stop fish loss over the spillway but I also donít want some large fence or something that is an eye sore. Was thinking of a net type wall that sinks at the edge or lays flat on the ground but has floats that keeps the net up during a high water event. My spillway is 75í long. Wheels are turning and thoughts along this thread are appreciated.

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#507832 - 06/20/19 01:08 PM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Cadillac Bill]
Matzilla Offline


Registered: 08/12/16
Posts: 401
Loc: Iowa
why not just let them go over the spillway and put a fence block across what should be a fairly narrow outlet creek below?
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#507844 - 06/20/19 03:44 PM Re: Spillway barrier to stop losing fish? [Re: Quarter Acre]
gehajake Offline


Registered: 12/31/18
Posts: 65
Loc: Central MO
Im with QA, what kind of overflow do you have, are they going out through an overflow pipe or over a grass covered emergency spillway?
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