Before I give an update on the fishery I would like to take the opportunity to remind our members and visitors of the need (in fact it’s a requirement on our waters) to clean and dry all nets, unhooking mats etc, in fact all equipment and clothing that comes into contact with the water or mud in the water you have been fishing in – BEFORE- you fish our, or any other water.
There is always a need to do this to prevent the spread of disease.
At the moment it is even more important because the Environment Agency has confirmed two cases of KHV (Koi Herpes Virus) in the south Hampshire area.
I don’t wish to name those fisheries (they are on the DEFRA website) or go into details about KHV (google it) but suffice to say that it is a highly contagious, viral disease, which causes significant fish kills in Koi and Common carp.
As with all viruses and bacteria and most parasites, the KHV virus cannot survive on a dry host.
Therefore it is important to dry you’re equipment for at least 48 hrs, preferably in sunlight, before fishing any water.
Dips are used at some fisheries but personally I feel they can make anglers a bit complacent in thinking that that’s it and not bother to dry their nets.
And besides they have to be renewed all too frequently to be effective.
Disinfect your equipment by all means at home, just make sure you rinse and dry it first before fishing. There are recommended disinfectants (again google it).
ANYONE CAUGHT ENTERING OUR VENUES WITH DAMP NETS OR DIRTY EQUIPMENT WILL BE EJECTED FROM THE FISHERY. MEMBERS WILL LOSE THEIR MEMBERSHIP. NO EXCUSES.
Our members have enjoyed good catches of carp and tench in the big lake at Dark lane in recent weeks with the small lake producing good catches of smaller tench, rudd, crucian crosses and the odd bigger common or mirror carp.
Mopley is producing tench, bream and roach with the carp being a bit elusive after spawning.
However, in the last week, they seem to have come back on the feed with some good catches of double figure specimens being caught. Remember this is also a day ticket venue as well.
Bilcombes continues to produce good quality fish with several specimens in the high twenties and low thirties being caught since the start of our season.
There is still a waiting list for this venue.
Remember DRY NETS. Please feel free to phone me on contact number if you have any questions on hygiene or general enquiries about our fishery.
Telephone: Mobile. 07933 392 742.