Illegal fishing clampdown in Lincolnshire

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16 anglers were served notices for fishing offences in Lincolnshire during a multi-agency clampdown on illegal fishing.

From: Environment Agency Published 9 August 2021



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The Environment Agency’s fisheries enforcement teams, police wildlife crime officers, and voluntary bailiffs from the Angling Trust together made 118 spot checks on anglers.

The Environment Agency led the clampdown on 25 July 2021 to ensure anglers were properly licensed and following fishing rules. Meticulous intel-led planning ensured the patrols at locations across the county were effective.

James Hooker, the Environment Agency’s fisheries team leader for Lincolnshire, said:
It’s great we can work with our partners on enforcement and deliver a stark message: follow the rules or pay up.

We want to make it clear offenders can expect to be prosecuted and face a fine of up to £2,500.
As well as breaking the law, illegal fishing risks spreading invasive species and diseases.
Fishing legally is inexpensive, fishing licence prices start at £6 and young people aged up to 16 can fish for free.

The Environment Agency’s fisheries service is funded by fishing licence income. This income helps to deliver a wide range of services, all designed to protect, enhance and improve fisheries for people, the environment and angling.

You can buy a rod licence:
Further information is available on GOV.UK.
If you suspect illegal fishing, environmental crime, or see wildlife in distress, please report it to our 24-hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 

Capt Birdseye

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Coincidently , my local fishery ( Lincolnshire) was paid a visit by an EA bailiff today!
 

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I’ve not seen one in 45 years. 🙄

Makes me wonder how many of those pleasure boats that you see with a rod strapped to them have a rod license. 🤔
 

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Illegal fishing clampdown in Lincolnshire...​


get a proof reader fer chrissakes... that reads as an "illegal clampdown on fishing"... not "a clampdown on illegal fishing"...

jeez with the money they take off folks you'd think they could get a public statement right.... Get it right :cool: :ROFLMAO::p:cool:
 

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I’ve not seen one in 45 years. 🙄

Makes me wonder how many of those pleasure boats that you see with a rod strapped to them have a rod license. 🤔
There is one bailiff that covers most of North Northamptonshire & South Lincolnshire. I met him last Winter.
 
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