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One of Britain's premier fisheries has spent tens of thousands of pounds on erecting fencing to protect its prized fish from being slaughtered by otters.<br />
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More than two miles of 6ft tall wire fencing now surrounds the two lakes at the fishery that are filled with huge carp, including Britain's biggest weighing 80lbs.<br />
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Large coarse fish can be worth as much as £30,000 a piece as they attract anglers who pay good money for the chance to catch them.<br />
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But in recent years carp and barbel fish have been threatened by the resurgence of the wild otter population in Britain.<br />
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Wingham Fisheries in Canterbury, Kent, has become the latest fishery to take the drastic action of fencing off their rural lakes.