Alert out for cat­fish

Bay of Plenty Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

The fly fish­ing sea­son opens on Mon­day and the Bay of Plenty Re­gional Coun­cil is urg­ing an­glers and lake users to be ex­tra vig­i­lant to help stop the spread of cat­fish. Cat­fish pose a real threat to lake ecosys­tems if al­lowed to spread. Al­ways check your boat, trailer and gear for weeds be­fore leav­ing a wa­ter­way as cat­fish or their eggs of­ten hide in weed frag­ments.

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