Category Archives: Invasive Species

Podcasts and posts pertaining to Invasive Species and the prevention of their spread.

Drain, Clean, Dry – Your Gear! Prevent AIS Spread

Preventing the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species is everyone’s responsibility… It’s easy for each of us to be part of the solution.

Drain Clean Dry Video on Vimeo.

Invasive Species Cleaning Procedures for Fishing – Murray’s Fly Shop

Aquatic Invasive Species, Learn how to prevent the spread of invasive species
Do you want this in your favorite river or stream? Educate yourself and prevent it!

Invasive Species Cleaning Procedures for Fishing

Spring is here and with it we are all eager to hit our favorite stream or river.  As you venture out be safe and most importantly have fun!
Please take a minute to educate yourself on the threat of Aquatic Invasive Species / Aquatic Nuisance Species to our streams and rivers.  This threat continues to persist and likely will Ad infinitum.  Please educate yourself about how to prevent their spread then take action to ensure you and your friends aren’t part of the problem.
Some great resources are found throughout the web and here are a few of our favorites:
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
Didymo in Virginia
Clean Angling Coalition – Take the Clean Angling Pledge while you’re there
Trout Unlimited
FWS- Aquatic Invasive Species
USDA – Invasive Species
If you are reading this and are registered for one of our On-the-Stream Schools please take steps to ensure your gear is clean prior to arriving at the school.  As of today, 3-28-2014, felt soles are legal in Virginia.  They are illegal in Maryland (Potomac River).
How do you clean your gear?  Read Harry’s article on Cleaning and Disinfecting your Fly Fishing Gear or listen to his Podcast on Aquatic Invasive Species.

Didymo: Jackson River, VA Tailwater

Educate yourself about invasive species.  It is every angler’s responsibility to know how to prevent the spread of invasive species and for those who fish in Virginia, this one strikes home.

Invasive Species Cleaning Procedures

Aquatic Nuisance Species/ Invasive Species Didymo

First published in 2010 – this post is as pertinent today as it ever has been.  Harry’s discussion on how to clean your waders to protect against invasive species. For more information you can ……
Invasive Species Discussion

Aquatic Nuisance Species

Attention Anglers!!  We all need to help stop the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species.  For those attending our On-The-Stream Schools, please follow one of the steps listed in this article to clean your fishing gear prior to the attending our schools.  Drying after a thorough cleaning is all it takes… No special chemicals or equipment are necessary.