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   Old Thread  #163 5 Mar 2009 at 6.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
This thread is now 163 posts long...To anyone coming to the thread for the 1st time and thinking, well I'll just read a page or two, please read it from post 1...It will open you eyes, I can tell you!
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   Old Thread  #162 5 Mar 2009 at 2.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bravo fella, if everyone keeps posting little titbits like that then eventially we'll have a thread that has all the info you'll need


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   Old Thread  #161 4 Mar 2009 at 8.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #160 4 Mar 2009 at 8.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi wraith i got this fact sheet from a fishery management course run by the EA some time last year.will also try to find the link.....
Weil's Disease? (Leptospirosis)

Weil's disease is an infection carried in rats urine which contaminates water and banks of lakes, ponds and rivers.

The disease which is notifiable is serious and requires hospital treatment. Symptoms start 3 to 19 days after exposure to contaminated water.

Early symptoms are similar to 'Flu'A few sensible precautions

DO cover with waterproof plasters or gloves all scratches, cuts, sores and breaks in the skin. Disinfect any wounds soon as possible if they occur

whilst at the waterside.

ALWAYS wash your hands or cover food with a wrapper before you eat.

NEVER put your hand to your mouth after immersion in river water and never place bait or fishing line in the mouth.

DON'T touch any dead animal especially rats.

NEVER leave food, groundbait or bait on the bankside.AND ALWAYS TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME!!!!


An attack of Weil's Disease resembles a cold or flu in the initial stages. The incubation period is from 3 to 19days


Early Symptoms are: Fever, Muscular aches and pains, loss of appetite, nausea when lying down.


Later Symptoms may include: Bruising of the skin, Sore eyes, Nose bleeds, Jaundice.


The fever lasts for approximately five days, then a significant deterioration follows.

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   Old Thread  #159 3 Mar 2009 at 10.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Surprising how many people seem to have come into contact with Weils Disease, yet even more surprising that there's (to my knowledge) not a fact sheet been produced targeted specifically at anglers...?


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   Old Thread  #158 3 Mar 2009 at 7.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had this last year, it certainly makes you think more about what you are doing on the bank!
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   Old Thread  #157 3 Mar 2009 at 7.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i no all to well about this as work with raw sewage every day i have to carry a green card incase i become ill
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   Old Thread  #156 3 Mar 2009 at 6.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agreed bourbon, i'm very guilty


i know its bad, bud giving your dad a soaking after hes banged out the lake record is a must!!!
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   Old Thread  #155 3 Mar 2009 at 6.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How many of us still put our boilie stops in our mouth when changing bait,?

im guilty as charged, i do it every bloody time
lesson learnt now
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   Old Thread  #154 3 Mar 2009 at 6.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ken hope you are getting better mate, this is one disease i do hate.
I work for a drainage firm, for 18 years and most of the time i spend about 5-6 hours in the sewer
i have to clean my breathing apparatas all the time change clothes and shower 3 times a day.
we have a blood test done every 4 months company rules, IF WE GOT A COLD OR FLU we had to go straight to A&E.
my mate when't throu the same thing.
if you get in touch with your local environmental health they will send you a
pdf fife on leptospirosis,
think it would come in hand, if the mods sent it to all the newbeis that sign on to
the forum by e-mail.
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   Old Thread  #153 3 Mar 2009 at 5.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good point Ken,

Always see it on french trips...seems to be the 'thing to do'

Hopefully this thread and the PDF will put things like this into perspective.

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   Old Thread  #152 3 Mar 2009 at 5.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And how about the plonkers who pour a bucket of water all over their mate as he poses with a biggie?
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   Old Thread  #151 3 Mar 2009 at 5.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You've hit the nail on the head there... people who are aware of the disease do take some precauctions, but Don't realise they put theirselves at risk in other ways... Like you say, puttly boilie stops in your mouth, wetting line with your saliva to bed down knots, kissing a fish for the picture, there are these any many more ways we neglect to realise are putting ourselves at risk...


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   Old Thread  #150 3 Mar 2009 at 4.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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good point ,,not many after this thread lets hope
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   Old Thread  #149 3 Mar 2009 at 4.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Some great info on this thread ,But i wonder ,How many of us still put our boilie stops in our mouth when changing bait,?
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