Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mystery fish kill claims Lancs res pike

Dead pike have been removed "by the barrowload" after a mystery fish kill on a northern reservoir.

Fish to over 20lbs have been found washed up on the 97-acre Foulridge Reservoir near Colne, Lancs.

A note on the fishery website says:

"Today 7th August 2006 ...5 barrow loads of dead pike have been removed from the res ranging in size from 10 inches to 22lb, the pike a have a virus, they are still popping up dead around the res.

"No other fish seem to be affected. The Environment Agency has been informed."