Have you been fishing abroad ?

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A reminder for all anglers who may have been lucky enough to have been salmon fishing abroad, particularly in Norway, the Baltic and parts of Russia, that they must disinfect their gear before going fishing here to avoid the transmission of Gyrodactylus Salaris fish fluke. This parasite kills salmon from areas where it does not naturally occur and as the link to this old BBC report reminds us has lead to the Norwegian government having to poison entire river systems to stop its spread killing every fish in the river. IFI’s recommendations on disinfection are here.