Anglers have already helped to slow the spread of the ‘killer shrimp’. Now there’s a new alien species threatening the places you love to fish: the quagga mussel.
The mussels from south-east Europe have been found in Wraysbury Reservoir in Surrey. They smother hard surfaces, block water intakes and change the natural balance of rivers and lakes. If we’re not careful they could spread to other fisheries.
Please check, clean and dry your tackle every time you go fishing to help stop quagga mussels and other invasive species from spreading.