Nash Tackle and gen­er­ous an­glers do­nate thou­sands to fund virus re­search

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

THOU­SANDS of pounds has been raised from a Nash Tackle prize auc­tion that could help spell the end of the KHV virus.

An­glers flooded the in­ter­net with do­na­tions as they earned the right to star in an­gling show Ur­ban Banx with top carper Alan Blair, spend a day fish­ing with Paul Gar­ner or Des Tay­lor, or visit Nash HQ.

The fund cur­rently stands at more than £16,000 but an­glers are still being called upon by the firm’s boss Kevin Nash to take part and do­nate to the re­search.

He told An­gling Tines: “I would like say a big thank you to everyone who has dipped into their pock­ets to sup­port our KHV ap­peal to fi­nance a study to erad­i­cate the dis­ease.

“This is very im­por­tant in pro­tect­ing our future stocks of carp – we need to raise £20K, so please make your do­na­tions to the Just­Giv­ing page we cre­ated to get us to the tar­get. We’re get­ting so close, and this work is so im­por­tant, so please give our carp a proper Christ­mas present!”

The re­search is being un­der­taken by the Univer­sity of East Anglia (UEA) who want to iden­tify carp that have genes re­sis­tant to Koi Her­pes Virus (KHV). The aim is to breed KHV-re­sis­tant carp.

Auc­tions for the prizes have all ended but any an­gler who donates £10 or more to the Just­Giv­ing page will be en­tered into a prize draw.

WIn­ners will get the chance to visit Nash HQ for the day, meet Kevin and Alan Blair, and tour the de­sign and de­vel­op­ment of­fices at the com­pany’s Burn­ham premises and the new Nash­bait pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity be­fore being al­lowed to fish the ex­clu­sive Nash Of­fice Lake.

Do­nate here: https://www. just­giv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/ kevin-nash-carp-khv

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