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  1. If you think it is CNGV or KHV, which are the same you should report it to CEFAS Fish Health Inspectorate. Fish Health Inspectorate Cefas Barrack Road, The Nothe Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UB Tel: 01305 – 206600 Fax: 01305- 206602 Email: fishhealthinspectorate@cefas.co.uk
  2. Gozzer thanks for the head up on baits but at the moment we think it is weather patterns over the year and an extra supply of nutrient, because of the summer rains, and then a late diatom or algae bloom, once the water palnts have really stopped growing and are in die back, causing a DO problem. But each water is different and we are seeking this info to try to determine any local or national patterns. In a worse case scenario it could be a new virus or a genetic modification of an older one. No trace of virus has yet been found but some of the deaths have occurred over a period of d
  3. Gozzer These deaths are nearly all in low density specimen waters. We are not talking pasties here but fish at 30, 40 and 50 pounds weight. Some of the waters affected have been prime carp waters for many years with no recent history of introductions, hence our concern as to cause. All the usual parameters don't seem to fit. In some waters, species other than carp have been affected. Richard The water colour reflects the growth of either diatoms or red algae and is pre milk not post milk. Mike
  4. Thanks Newt, I wasn't sure where to post it, as I have not been posting much over recent years, too busy working away in the background!! Hope you are keeping well. Mike
  5. ECHO has been getting a lot of reports of deaths of large carp at fisheries across the country. Some of these are due to KHV, which is being monitored now. Some are due to fish still holding spawn they did not shed during the spring and summer. Most are unexplained. A single common thread through many of the waters affected is the colour of the water, a tea colour, just like peat water running off the moors. This colour may be caused by a diatom, or an algal bloom, or by the stirring of the bottom strata during the recent floods, but not all the waters reporting kills have been floo
  6. ECHO has been getting a lot of reports of deaths of large carp at fisheries across the country. Some of these are due to KHV, which is being monitored now. Some are due to fish still holding spawn they did not shed during the spring and summer. Most are unexplained. A single common thread through many of the waters affected is the colour of the water, a tea colour, just like peat water running off the moors. This colour may be caused by a diatom, or an algal bloom, or by the stirring of the bottom strata during the recent floods, but not all the waters reporting kills have been floo
  7. Personally I wouldn't give any government any more data about myself than I absolutely had to. I have seen too many innocent people jailed on poor evidence and too many fingerprints appear in places the accused has never been. If they can't get the truth about WMD correct what chance has an innocent man with planted DNA when it suits someone in power to get him off the streets for some reason. The nanny state has already gone too far. With everything we have introduced since 911 we have already lost the war on terror. They wanted to defeat our democracy and the turkeys are already v
  8. "commercial fisherman is that they do not think we should be stakeholders" Commercial fishermen need to realise that we are all stakeholders in sea fish stocks, whether we fish or not. The fish in our seas are held in common, for all. The problem has always been that the common has never been managed by those who own it, but, until now, those who live closest to it and have continually raped it. Read the Fisheries Debate at http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=...=angling#g992.6 and see the comments from an inner city constituency.
  9. The RFERACs and EPACs are statutory advisory committees for the Environment Agency. Those who sit on them are not sitting as representatives but as individuals. The EA will not accept, nor are they allowed to by law, representatives of organisations onto either committee structure. The Agency look for individuals who have a wide interest in angling and experience, hence Leon posting this notice for SAA. Freshwater anglers need to get on board with this process. Mike
  10. The nation remembered and every night in London 1000 ex-servicemen sleep rough. Wearing the red poppy helps to bring them some relief. It is a shame on Government and the MOD that so little is now done for guys who served their country in time of need.
  11. Michael There is a good lake, I can't remember the name, just off the R684 near Woodstown, south of Waterford. I understand the fishing is let from the white cottage upon the hill behind the fishery. They had a couple of boats a while back so you should do well there. It used to be £5.00 for the day with a boat but I don't know if it is still that cheap. Held 20s when I was last home. Ferry from Ballyhack to Passage East Mike
  12. Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust (FACT) recently had a meeting with Defra and the EA on the subject of the much promised new fisheries bill, which the government cannot find time for in Parliament. We suggested a number of ideas to the Agency regarding bylaws on licenses, buddy slots to allow a new angler to go without a licence to fish with a licensed friend on one occasion before getting his/her own licence and others. The Agency is considering putting the bylaws back on the licence or attaching copies of local and national bylaws to all licenses. The Agency are currently re
  13. If it is the Lea, almost certainly signals. The reason for the explosion might be the problems the consortium have had in continuing to trap them on the river. I know they were being trapped and sold by the consortium but that came to and end and I have not seen Adam recently. I'll send him a mail and see what the score is. Where abouts on the lea are you fishing? Mike
  14. What canal is it Unimexsol? If the crays have small claws they may be native white tailed but if they have large claws they are probably signals, although there are other species in the wild now, having, like the signals, either escaped or been seeded into various waters. Mike
  15. Peter, you forget about sea anglers with NFSA and game anglers with S&TA. There has always been more than one national angling organisation. At least we are now trying to pull it all together for the future. Had the three national bodies then represented the interests of all the anglers within their remit the other organisations would not have come into existence. I often wonder how many who comment in negative terms regarding what we are trying to do are members of any of the national bodies. Certainly if we had one body to represent all anglers I would expect membership to be m
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