Alien fish invades Yorkshire lake!

An alien invader which has caused havoc in the US has turned up in a Yorkshire fishing lake. 

The 30lb silver carp was hooked by angler Chris Johnson at Greaves End near Eastrington, and was returned to the water but later died. Anglers are now being warned to alert the pond’s owner if any more appear.

The fast-breeding fish are said to have caused hundreds of millions of pounds of damage in the US to fish stocks and waterways after being introduced from China 30 years ago.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said:  “The silver carp was introduced in waters outside the UK to control algae. They do the job too well and can get rid of it totally, which leads to problems for other fish in the water.”