Importance of checking keepnets prior to storage

On Saturday’s Junior match – when the match keepnet shed was entered – there was a ghastly stench.  On further inspection – it was found that one of the keepnets had been stored away with a sizeable fish still within it.
It had virtually fully decomposed and there were hundreds of live maggots around it.
It cannot be emphasised too much – the  importance of thoroughly checking all keepnets after use and prior to storage, to ensure no fish have been left inside them.