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THE first-ever silver carp has been reported to Angler’s Mail after Chris Johnson sent in pictures of this 30 lb specimen from East Yorkshire’s day ticket Greaves End near Eastrington.

The non-native species – latin name Hypophthalmichthys molitrix –

is sure to get everyone’s attention as they are not allowed in fisheries.

The Environment Agency will be contacting the fishery as they would hate them getting into river systems as the invasive species has hit the USA big time.

For the amazing story and venue details, buy this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.