Threat from the aliens

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

I FIND it rather wor­ry­ing that our rivers ap­pear to have re­ceived an in­flux of alien species.

Sev­eral re­ports have sur­faced to sug­gest that cat­fish and stur­geon have been banked from a num­ber of rivers, and this is alarm­ing.

Th­ese fish do not be­long in our wa­ter­ways and if they breed suc­cess­fully they could have a dis­as­trous ef­fect on our rivers.

Any still­wa­ters that have them stocked must make sure there is ab­so­lutely no way th­ese fish could es­cape – through flood­ing, for ex­am­ple – and any­one caught il­le­gally slip­ping the odd fish in should be se­verely dealt with. Brian Gor­don, Pre­ston

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