The Go Fishing star – one of Britain’s most famous anglers – appeared on regional BBC news Look East last week slamming the predators that have been reintroduced all over the country by conservationists.
John said on air: ‘The otter grabs a carp, eats a pound or two of flesh around the throat region and then leaves it. It is a wanton killer.
‘One in 20 in Britain go fishing, paying 35 million pounds to the Government to look after our fisheries. I don’t think it is special pleading at all,’ added the Norfolk-based TV angling legend.
For the full story, check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.
And to see the video, click on www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13697395