Frequently Asked Questions

Private Fishing Ponds

Some of the fish I’m catching have small worms or grubs in their flesh.
What’s wrong with these fish? Are they safe to eat?

Although some parasites and diseases of North American fishes can be infectious, the vast majority will not develop in man even if eaten raw. All are killed by thorough cooking, pickling, or freezing. There is no danger of eating an infected fish if it is properly cleaned and prepared.