Okay, I don't really have a good idea how to go about this but i have some inkling...
My family bought this property yeeears ago with a big ol man made catfish pond in the backyard. Over the years it lost its fish due to snappers and other predators and dries up quite a bit probably from the muskrat families that come and go. It is a huge pond with no linings, no rock bottom, tons of weeds etc. We'd like to cut down the size to a small pond but how would you start to go about that?
I'm open to all suggestions/ reading material etc. We also don't have tons of money to pour into this project so cheaper ideas are much appreciated although everything costs an arm and a leg these days.