INLAND FISHERIES IRELAND today announced an immediate ban on angling at the “hotwater” stretch at Lanesborough, Co Longford after the discovery of the invasive Asian Clam there. In a statement this afternoon, Inland Fisheries warned:

Anglers must be aware of the dangers posed to other waters.
Asian clam can spread on fishing equipment such as keep nets, landing nets, boats, rods and clothing.
A decision has been made to close this section of the fishery as a temporary measure to avoid the accidental spread of Asian Clam to other waters.

After bio-security measures, including disinfection for angling equipment, the stretch of water will reopen “at the earliest opportunity”, the statement added….
The, 11/09/14. Read the article ‘Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban‘.