In this guide we’ll look at the best pond netting covers for UK gardens.
We’ve compared size, durability, effectiveness and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Pond Netting?
More Detailed Pond Netting Reviews
Hozelock 3m x 4m Pond Cover Net Review
The Hozelock 3m x 4m Pond Cover Net is the best fish pond netting as it is made from tough and durable nylon and will protect your pond from falling leaves and predators.
This tough net comes in a range of sizes so you can pick the right one for your pond. It comes rolled up and is easy to unroll to cover your pond and doesn’t tangle easily. The net comes with 6 plastic pegs to secure the net and it is very easy to install. It is easiest if there are two people to stretch the net evenly over the pond. The holes in the net are 15mm x 15mm which is perfect to protect your fish from predators such as herons and cats. The net is black so barely shows when it is over the pond and doesn’t ruin the aesthetic of your garden pond.
Overall, this is the best garden pond netting as it is tough, doesn’t tangle and is strong enough to protect your fish from predators.
Blagdon Clearview Pond Cover Net – 3m x 2m Review
The Blagdon Clearview Pond Cover Net – 3m x 2m is sturdy enough to protect your fish from predators and is almost invisible once installed.
This net is sturdy and also quite stretchy. It can easily be stretched over the pond and secured with the 10 pegs provided. The plastic pegs are double horned meaning you can really secure the netting tightly into the soil and they grip well. The net did come up a little small so I would suggest buying the size up from what you think you need. The net has 15mm x 15mm holes which is small enough to protect your fish and keep out larger leaves.
This is a durable pond net that will protect your fish and is unobtrusive.
Pond Net Cover Review
This Pond net cover is 4.5 metres by 6 metres and is made from a durable material that will protect your fish from predators.
This net is tough and long-lasting and doesn’t tangle easily. The net is easy to install and comes with pegs that can be used to secure the net in soft ground. Ones installed the net is virtually invisible. The 15mm holes keeps predators out and also stop falling leaves from accumulating in the pond.
Overall, this is a durable pond netting that should last several seasons.
Pond Netting Buyer’s Guide
The best pond netting is made from a durable nylon that is both flexible but still sturdy. It is always worth choosing specific pond netting for your pond as thinner net will tangle easily, is difficult to install and may not protect your fish from hungry predators.
Netting that is designed for pond is usually pretty durable. All the above products are strong enough to last for several seasons and do not tear easily.
Pond netting comes in a range of sizes, so it is easy to find the right one for your pond. You should allow a little extra to make it easy to install your netting securely round the edges of the pond.
Ease of installation
Most pond nets come with plastic pegs to secure them to the edges of the pond. This is ideal for a wildlife pond and makes them easy to install. If you have a hard surface around your pond you may need to hold the net secure with plant pots or bricks and this is also very easy. Alternatively, you can install hooks into your paving to hold the net in place which makes it easy to install and remove when necessary. Another option, especially for smaller ponds, is to make a wooden frame to cover your pond and secure the netting to this. The net can then just be placed over the pond and easily removed for cleaning.
Pond netting does a range of useful jobs including keeping leaves out of your pond in autumn. Most importantly, though, good quality pond netting will protect your fish from predators such as cats and herons. I would recommend the Hozelock Pond Cover Net as it is durable, doesn’t tangle easily is great value for money and should last several seasons.