Pond Weed

Cleaned out my pond middle of last year with a 360 and its now got loads of weeds growing in it :mad:. Anybody know what they are as I can't really see anything similar on the net. Also, anybody have any good ideas on how to get rid, or at least reduce/control? Someone said it was duck weed, but I thought that was the green stuff that floats on the surface that you can scoop out, whereas this stuff is rooted from the bottom and grows up. I did have ideas of putting some fish in it at some point. Its fed via a land drain and overflows out and eventually into a river.
 

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It looks like the stuff we get in an open channel from a spring to the nearest ditch.
I was told it’s called Fools Watercress because it’s not the real thing and doesn’t last fresh when pulled. It was very peppery to taste but I was also told absolutely not to eat it as it harbours the mud snail that carries fluke worm.
I dug it all out of the channel and left it strewn about on dry land where it just shrivelled up. A bit came back so I pulled it out again which seemed to knock it on the head.
That was a couple of years ago. There is some coming back again but nowhere near as much.
Keep at it with the digger.
 

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Cleaned out my pond middle of last year with a 360 and its now got loads of weeds growing in it :mad:. Anybody know what they are as I can't really see anything similar on the net. Also, anybody have any good ideas on how to get rid, or at least reduce/control? Someone said it was duck weed, but I thought that was the green stuff that floats on the surface that you can scoop out, whereas this stuff is rooted from the bottom and grows up. I did have ideas of putting some fish in it at some point. Its fed via a land drain and overflows out and eventually into a river.
Is it actually causing a problem? Fools watercress is my stab. If you google fools watercress can see plenty of images.
 
Thanks all.... Its not really causing an issue, just don't want the whole pond full of nasty weed again. It got that thick you could walk across it! Might stick the waders on and rag some out and get fish!
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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