KOI HERPES VIRUS - OUTBREAK IN LOCAL AREA
There are several fisheries locally which have suffered from cases of KHV. This is a serious threat to all fisheries.
More information can be found at the following government website regarding up to date confirmed locations of the virus.
The disease is usually only transmitted by stocking new fish from other waters which have the virus. Following advice from Government Bodies the KHV could also infect fisheries via damp keepnets.
The Club has therefore taken the following steps to keep the fishery safe from KHV.
* Any member wishing to use their own keepnet must leave it in the Keepnet Store at the lake locked using their own paddlock
* Use one of the keepnets supplied by the Club
* On Match days all competing anglers must have dry nets which will be inspected before the draw. Any angler caught with a wet net will not be allowed to fish
Hockley Angling Club breeds most of its own fish for re-stocking purposes on Club grounds. This obviously reduces the chance of contracting KHV through diseased fish. When the Club has to buy fish we only purchase from reputable fish farms.
Hockley Angling Club
Tel: +44 1268 781556
Fax: 01268 781556
If you'd like to become a member, please use our membership form.