We can all do our bit to halt the spread of deadly KHV virus

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

A NUM­BER of our fish­eries have been struck down by the deadly KHV virus in re­cent weeks, so I would like to ap­peal to an­glers to do their bit to stop the spread of it.

KHV can wipe out a whole com­plex that has been built up over the years, but you can help pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing by sim­ply lay­ing your nets out on the bank be­fore fish­ing.

Nat­u­ral light will kill off any bugs on them, dras­ti­cally re­duc­ing the chances of them be­ing trans­ferred be­tween fish­eries.

I have worked tire­lessly to cre­ate a fish­ery that has be­come ex­tremely pop­u­lar, in­vest­ing thou­sands of pounds in fish stocks to make sure that weights re­main high all year round.

Just one an­gler fail­ing to lay their nets on the bank for half an hour be­fore fish­ing could undo all that and lead to a ma­jor fish-kill.

Please spread the word about the im­por­tance of do­ing this, so that KHV doesn’t hit any more fish­eries this year. Dave Byrd, Manor Farm Leisure co-owner

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