The fish helpline uses the services of a
professional laboratory for screening and testing for K.H.V., S.V.C., V.H.S.,
chronic bacterial infections. and blood tests.
You'll never guess what the Yanks are trying to
put through the senate...
For non-commercial pleasure fishing, both
coastal and inland - a much reduced fishing season combined with quotas on
catches! If this goes through it will effectively mean no fishing
Zambezi hit by killer fish disease
A KILLER disease is decimating
fish stocks in the Zambezi River Valley, threatening the food security and
livelihoods of rural populations in an area shared by seven countries, FAO
warned today. You can
read the full article on FISHupdate.com
This damage looks very similar to
, but this is predator damage or
As you can see there is no secondary infection and
was there an aeromonas infection.
A wound this size would have entered
the gut wall and fish would have been completely immobile. This particular fish
was caught by an angler. K.H.V. May 2009 Southern
These are classic pictures e.g. sunken eyes and the fish
appears to be rotting away.
Once seen never forgotten.
A second site of ISA
has been found in Shetland in the control area. 1st Feb 2009
broken out in a salmon farm in the Shetlands. This farm has been empty since
21st December 2007 and other sites, including Burra one of which has been empty
for six weeks. This has been confirmed as of 6th Jan
A young male fish badly
damaged through spawning - the fungus seen on body is down to failure of the
immune system and aeromonas hydrofiller infection from wound to anal fin.
See the spawning page for more
During periods where the
weather brings heavy rain, you should keep your aerator on at all times, as the
rain can lower the pH and thus lower the oxygen levels. Rain on water does not
oxygenate it.November 2007 - K.H.V. Outbreak in Berkshire See the news pageSee our warning on
filter containers on the filters pageAugust
KHV is in Essex and Sussex fisheries. Managers should make sure
all the anglers dip their footwear and nets prior to fishing.
map of outbreaks
on the K.H.V.
most common cause of injuries like this is spawning - most of these wounds heal
themselves, but a spray of iodine would help.
carp are found round the edges of the lake in this condition it's a combination
of poor condition parasites/bacteria and the lake need attention, otherwise
heavy losses may occur.
This is furunculosis
common course of damage like this is poor removal of hooks, allowing bacterial
infection to enter the hook wound.
lack of aeration and heavy water-bound sediments, too much ground bait and over
stocking - hence poor condition.
let your lake get silted up, all you need is a spell of hot weather and you
will lose all your fish, as this client did, through CO2
i.e. a lack of oxygen.
picture shows the problem you get when you allow home made boilies to be used
on your fisheries. They go rotten inside the fish's gut and poison the blood
Boilies should be seen by the owner and should be in sealed,
recognized, manufacturer's packet or supplied by the fisheries manager. All
others should be prohibited because you have no idea what ingredients have been
I've seen boilies which contain WD40, a freeing oil and other such
stupid ingredients as fish attractants.
Note the red spots - classic
sign of sepsis. The larger your carp, the more of this rubbish they will eat,
so there's a higher degree of contamination. Once the guts are infected death
is a certainty.
(Please note: this particular fish has not died of
Many fish at this time of year die through spawning, but it
must be said, many more die from infected wounds when spawning as the water
quality is so poor, system are full of water bound sediments. This is poor
water management and for no other reason.