I’m no fan of these hy­brids

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

THOSE new ‘ghost F1s’ look like they orig­i­nated abroad, and ghost carp were de­vel­oped for koi ponds, not fish­eries. Abroad is where all our carp dis­eases em­anate from, and ev­ery fish­ery I know that stocks the cur­rent F1s has lost carp through dis­ease.

Nigel Har­rhy at Barston Lakes breeds his own fish from stock that could well be in­fected, as he had KHV soon af­ter he stocked F1s. What if these ma­lig­nant crea­tures es­caped into our rivers?

We could find our­selves at a place where the only sur­vivors would be the equiv­a­lent of the cock­roach af­ter a nu­clear strike: hor­ri­ble hy­brids, their gold­fish genes pro­tect­ing them from the carp-cen­tric (so far!) KHV.

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