It appears that most freshwater fish caught in the UK, whether it is fish caught in the common or in any of the country’s rivers and lakes is edible, according to Flyfishing.co.uk.
However, some fish may taste a little odd. Carp, for example, is said to taste muddy, although it is considered to be a delicacy in some countries, such as Poland. There are also a few other things to consider.
Keeping fish caught in the common
To begin with, there is the question whether you are actually allowed to take any fish you have caught home to cook. While this may be perfectly acceptable some areas, it could well be illegal in others.
Before you take home any fish caught in the common, it is therefore necessary to make sure you are rightly entitled to do so.
Fish caught in the common may, depending on the quality of the water and what kind of pollutants may be present, also make you ill. Care is advised.
In a nutshell, if you have any doubt at all that the fish you have caught are safe to eat, do not eat them. Eating something you are not sure about and risking a bout of food poisoning simply is not worth it.
Local restaurants, cafés, and so on have a legal duty to protect their customers’ health and safety. This means preventing accidents like slips, trips and falls, as well as minimising the risk of burning and scalding injuries.
They must also make sure no food likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks is served. This includes locally caught fish as much as it does exotic delicacies.
If you were made ill by food contaminated with food poisoning bacteria or sustained a slip, trip or fall injury in your local café, you may qualify for a public liability claim.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice