CONFIRMED fish mortalities have raised the spectra of Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) once more as two prolific day ticket fisheries have been confirmed with the carp-killing disease.

In 2013 saw some 14 cases reported by the Department of Environment Fisheries and Rural Affairs but 2014 could be a higher number.

Now Longbridge Lake Fishery near Romsey in Hampshire, and Trinity Waters, near Bridgewater, Somerset, have both been confirmed to have the disease.

After numerous reports of fish deaths, especially in the Hampshire area, fear are growing that the situation could worsen, especially with extended warm period predicted.

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