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richardcrimp

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    KHV Confirmations

    I thought that legislation dictated that there has to be a moritorium on all fish movement for 2yrs, fish samples taken by Cefas after that period and then if found free of KHV stocking could then commence? I'll ask Cefas! Richard
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    ECHOES Mag - Spring Edition

    The Spring edition of the Echoes Magazine (No.14) should be at the printers within the next week. Many apologies for the delay, which was caused by unforeseen circumstances, namely the gent that pieces it altogether having suffered a serious accident. 'Mark' is on the road to recovery and has almost finalised the formatting of the magazine and we are in the final throes of the last edits! Thank you for your patience. Richard
  3. With respect, and before this discussion starts digging even deeper on subjects of race and law, historical and contemporary social dynamics, economic migration on a Pan-European scale etc... how do you propose we enter 2009 and hope to change the situation in the UK [regarding coarse fish removal] with a forum debate that is becoming ever more distractive? Whilst I understand the moral dilemmas that are being wrestled with here, and understand the debate has many levels of depth that overlap into many contemporary issues, I do feel that nettle has yet to be grasped in regards to the FUTURE and how WE 'positively' effect change? The reasons for the 'problem' are manifold and everyone's opinion is based on a personalised criteria that in truth only serves the individual... please return your attention as to how we begin to resolve the issue as a collective, and let's find a collective answer to a difficult situation - that requires a 'middle-ground' to be found - and not reflections of different 'sides'? We - as anglers - can positively effect change... but only if we act as one. One Voice, it's our choice! Richard Edit: This has the makings of an excellent debate (warts 'n' all!), but please try and keep to the essence of the subject, without that it decends into 'just another of those threads'. Make a difference, not enemies.
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    Angling Trust Agreement Signed

    Just a little bump... it's coming! Richard
  5. We have an opportunity next month to begin to redress the balances on many fronts regarding the UK angling scene. Many of the "frustrations" that we hold as anglers in respect to fish-removal are voiced within this thread and naturally many of them are highly emotive. Question: How will we be able to assist in the future to protect our healthy fish stock? The mid-term answer lies in the unification of angling under the banner of ONE VOICE. Now to be officially launched on the 14th of January 2009, we as concerned anglers, have the opportunity to begin gaining ground for our rights as a collective, under the banner of the Angling Trust http://anglingunity.co.uk/. Only our full support will ensure that over the next few years the possibility of securing the majority of the rod licence fee becomes a reality. One of the benefits of this 'possibility' will undoubtedly see a massively increased presence on the banks of our rivers, lakes, canals etc. and greater protection through orchestrated legislation, born out by bank-side patrols to effect delivery of the law. Angling will never be an 'uppermost' priority of the EA, the organisation is far too widespread and has many conflicting agendas to appease, it is under-resourced and angling is unfortunately poorly represented (always will be) - not through choice - but through fiscal necessity of the EA. It is a difficult area to legislate, simply because the taking of 'fish-for-the-table', is one of the cornerstones of angling in the UK and is a defence for the sport being able to continue... We can help our sport through making sure that we fully support the Angling Trust, without that support our sport may well be on the cusp of 'Event Horizon', it's our choice, no one else's. Have a read of the website of the Angling Trust, the time for positive 'action' has come, we will only be able to blame ourselves (once again) if we do not make a stand NOW. Make it your New Years resolution, support your sport, become a member of the Angling Trust. IN UNITY LIES STRENGTH Richard
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    Countdown to Sandown

    The Winter Carp Show at Sandown ECHO have once again been donated a stall that we shall share with CEFAS at the ever popular Winter Carp Show at Sandown Race Course, Esher, Surrey, which is organised by the Carp Society. The event will take place over the last weekend in November 2008 on the 29th and 30th of this month, so come and have a chat and enjoy the company! Richard
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    ECHO Q & A

    What is it that stops you from joining ECHO? What is it that ECHO does? What is ECHO? Who are the people that help run ECHO? What will change if I join ECHO? There are a 1001 questions in addition to the above, please ask them within this thread and I will do me upmost best to answer them as clearly as I can. Richard
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    Angling Trust Agreement Signed

    Here is the official correspondence issued on the Angling Unity Website and naturally your considered thoughts are to be placed within this thread. "The Chairmen of all of angling’s representative bodies yesterday signed the merger agreement which, subject to various conditions being met, will see them become a single new organisation to represent all anglers from 5 January 2009: the Angling Trust. The Chairmen put their signatures to this historic document on Sunday 19 October at the Tackle & Guns trade fair at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. Earlier in the day, the Angling Trust presented its draft plans to an invited audience of angling journalists and key figures in the angling trade at a breakfast briefing. This briefing focused on how the new body can work with the multi-million pound angling industry to improve and protect fishing; get more anglers on the bank, beach and boat; and to offer benefits to Angling Trust members through its planned Fish 4 Free loyalty programme. This will see anglers who sign up getting cashback on their freshwater rod licence and on purchases of fishing tackle and permits. The Trust will continue to consult on its plans for the rest of 2008 and is very keen to ensure that it is representative of all anglers. Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive elect of the Angling Trust said: “We will be successful if we listen to our members and take action. This new organisation therefore has one principal aim: to serve its members. Now we need all anglers to stand up and be counted and join the Angling Trust in January.” Jim Glasspool, Chairman of FACT and the Transition Board, said: “I am delighted that we have managed to create a new organisation which will continue the work of all the organisations involved, but which has the potential to deliver so much more than the sum of its parts.” The Transition Board The document was signed by the chairmen of the 6 organisations involved: * Jim Glasspool, Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust (FACT) * Stephen Marsh-Smith, Anglers’ Conservation Association (ACA) * Martin Read, National Association of Fisheries and Angling Consultatives (NAFAC) * Terry Fell, National Federation of Anglers (NFA) * Richard Ferré, National Federation of Sea Anglers (NFSA) * Christopher Evans, Specialist Anglers’ Alliance (SAA) The new body will consist of two entities: ‘The Angling Trust’, which will be the governing body for coarse, game and sea angling in England and an unincorporated association ‘Fish Legal’ which will deliver – throughout the UK – the legal protection and advice currently provided by the Anglers’ Conservation Association (ACA). This structure is necessary to comply with Law Society rules governing employment of solicitors and the requirements of Sport England. Mark Lloyd, currently heading up the ACA, has been selected as Chief Executive elect of the unified body. Each of the merging organisations will transfer its assets and staff into the Angling Trust Ltd. on 5 January, which has been formed by changing the name and objects of the Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust Ltd. The Angling Trust will protect, develop and promote angling; manage national and international competitions; campaign on behalf of its members and fight to conserve and restore freshwater and marine fisheries. A logo, subscription details and a manifesto will be unveiled before the new body is launched officially in January. All the participating organisations will now take the necessary constitutional steps to wind up their organisations and transfer their assets, staff and operations into the new unified body. The organisation aims to recruit 100,000 anglers to individual membership by 2011 and expects the vast majority of angling clubs in the country to join. It will provide significant benefits to its members and will offer a Fish 4 Free loyalty programme which will earn its members cashback on purchases of angling permits, tackle and even the freshwater rod licence." For my part I will simply state that we (as anglers), have a unique opportunity on the immediate horizon (Jan 5th) to be able to realise a unified body, one which will afford us the facility to manage our own future. Yes there will be hiccups, the project is a massive concern, but for the first time in my lifetime I feel as though we have a good chance to realise a dream that many of us thought would never be possible. The Angling Trust needs our support, 'One Voice' for angling, we can develop our own future and for many generations to come. Richard
  9. Here is a list of all the confirmed outbreaks of KHV, as from April 6th this year, when it finally became a notifiable disease in the UK. This will obviously highlight information for all to see and be aware of. You can also view the News Releases by clicking this link. It might be best to point out, that this summer (and last), we have been fortunate that we haven't had any prolonged hot weather and the disease really needs water temperatures of 17-23oC to trigger activation. October 2nd 2008: Movements of fish in and out of two fisheries, in Hertfordshire and Cornwall, have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Defra has issued Designated Area Orders prohibiting the movement of fish to and from the fisheries at: * Broad Colney Lakes, London Colney, Hertfordshire; and * Whiteacres Fishery, Whiteacres Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall. September 25th 2008: Movements of fish in and out of a fishery in East Sussex have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Defra has issued a Designated Area Order prohibiting the movement of fish to and from Moor Hall Pools (Old Lake and New Lake), Moor Hall Farm, Ninfield, Nr Battle, East Sussex. September 11th 2008: Movements of fish in and out of three fisheries, in Somerset, South Yorkshire and Worcestershire, have been restricted following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Defra has issued Designated Area Orders prohibiting the movement of fish to and from: * The Old Mill Fishery, Stoford, Yeovil, Somerset; * Pine Lake Fisheries, Oak Field Farm, Kirton Lane, Thorne, Doncaster, South Yorkshire; and * Wassell Grove Fisheries, Wassell Grove Lane, Hagley, Worcestershire. September 4th 2008: Movements of fish in and out of Earlswood Lakes, Norton Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, West Midlands have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Movements of fish in and out of the adjacent waters, known as Mereside Pools have also been restricted. Defra has issued a Designated Area Order prohibiting the movement of fish to and from Earlswood Lakes and Mereside Pools, Solihull, West Midlands. August 28th 2008: Movements of fish in and out of Weller Pool, Lynsters Lakes, Coppermill Lane, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Movements of fish in and out of the adjacent waters in the Colne River Valley, Hertfordshire and Greater London Area have also been restricted. August 12th 2008: Movements of fish in and out of the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Ponds at Hyde Hall, Essex have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Defra has issued a Designated Area Order prohibiting the movement of fish to and from Hyde Hall (Top and Bottom Pond), Royal Horticultural Society, Hyde Hall, Hyde Hall Road, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, Essex. July 15th 2008: Movements of fish in and out of two fisheries, in Derbyshire and Somerset, have been restricted following the confirmation of the serious viral fish disease, Koi Herpesvirus Disease. Defra has issued Designated Area Orders prohibiting the movement of fish to and from: * Press Manor Fishery (Press Reservoir), Birkin Lane, Ashover, Nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire; and * Pavyotts Mill Farm, East Coker, Yeovil, Somerset. July 2nd 2008: Movements of fish in and out of a fishery in Kent have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease. Defra has issued a Designated Area Order prohibiting the movement of fish to and from Shirkoak Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent. Richard
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