IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING ASIAN TOPMOUTH GUDGEON

The club would like to let all readers know that we have been made aware
of outbreaks of Asian Topmouth Gudgeon.

The Asian Topmouth Gudgeon Size Rarely above 8cm, usual size 2 to 7.5cm.

Distribution, isolated populations are now present across England and Wales.

Established populations now apparent across most of Europe.

Key I.D. features All fins rounded, dorsal fin origin is directly above the pelvic fins. Upturned lower jaw with hard edge, no barbels.

May be confused with a number of juvenile, native species, although their appearance is quite distinct.

Potential Impacts On Native Fisheries

Competition :- Spawning habitat and food

Habitat destruction

Disease transmission :- Can host non-native parasites

Predation :- Can eat fish eggs and larvae

Natural Balance :- Can result in recruitment problems in native fish

Fishery performance :- Can become a pest species to anglers

For further information on the Asian Topmouth Gudgeon,

please visit the Environment Agency website,
Asian Topmouth Gudgeon a Invasive Species.


As well as reading this useful advice note produced by the Environment Agency:
Asian Topmouth Gudgeon

This is a link to BBC News Hampshire regarding the Asian Topmouth Gudgeon found in lakes.

PLEASE HELP TO STOP THESE FISH FROM GETTING IN TO WATERS IN THIS AREA BY TAKING NOTE OF THE ABOVE ADVICE.

THANK YOU


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