I truly believed RWT might not have been perfect, but those who relish wild fish in natural waters really should pay it heed. If Easker1 were to read more of what I write, he would realise that I constantly defend otters. I do not see them as the prime problem, and if the rivers had the fish stocks of years ago, they would be no problem whatsoever.
It's all well and good saying that you constantly defend otters but when you go on to write an article that contains the captions "A frightening world of otter droppings" and "A very obvious otter kill" along with "The killer cormorant beak" what message does that send to non angling Joe Public to say nothing of the antis. They don't read it and see a nuanced view - they just see kill everything with a sharp beak or claw and sadly in many cases they are right to see that.
There are times and places where wild stocks need protection from predation but we would be far better served concentrating on getting the habitat right rather than appearing to be (or actually are) condoning the old trigger happy mentality of trying to shoot our way to fish abundance.