Ive had mine checked loads over the years but only once in the last 5yrs or so. and that was the first week of the season.
If you re sort that forgets to take it with you. put in the bag/box you never go fishing without that way its always there when you go!
Mine goes in the bottom of my seatbox in a plastic sleeve.
had my license checked for the first time in april since i started fishing twenty odd years ago. i also know somebody who decided to start fishing, bought all the gear, bought his day ticket, and guess what he didnt bother with. dumb angler 0 ea 1
Loads of times in the past (it was an almost weekly occurence in the south west at one time and could become a bloody nuisance during a match) but only once in the last 5 or 6 years.
I beleive that the water authorities gave all their voluntary bailifs the chop some years ago and now rely on their paid staff.