Midlander Hadrian Garner is launching a product aimed at educating the angling community on how to avoid contracting Weils disease, after a fishing mad family member contracted it.

Freshwater fishermen are especially susceptible to the condition, which is spread through rat’s urine at the water’s edge. If the disease, also called Leptospirosis, enters the bloodstream through a cut or is ingested, it can be fatal as it was in the case of double Olympic rowing champion Andy Homes MBE. After witnessing first-hand the sufferings of a family member, Hadrian has created The Doctor Weils hand cleaning formula which is both manufactured and bottled in the Midlands. The product will be launched officially at the Tackle & Guns show in Stoneleigh, Warks in October. For more information visit www.drweils.co.uk .