A COLONY of a species of freshwater jellyfish that originates on the Yangtze River in China has been recorded in Lough Derg marking the first time that the creature has been spotted in Ireland.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) identified the jellyfish as a species called ‘Craspedacusta sowerbii’ after they were alerted to the discovery by angler Pat Joyce from Castleconnell.

According to the IFI, Mr Joyce “nearly fell off his fishing stand” when he spotted one of the creatures in the water in early August….

Limerick Post 06/09/2013 Read the article ‘Something wobbly in the lake’