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Enforcement

Protecting fish and fisheries from poachers and fish thieves and increasing rod licence compliance has to be of great importance to all anglers. The aquatic environment and the sport fishing industry deserve to be protected – and those who cheat honest anglers by not contributing to funding improvements must be brought to book. The Angling Trust has listened carefully to the concerns of anglers, angling clubs, fishery owners and managers, and in partnership with the Environment Agency has devised a very clear vision and strategy to tackle the issues. 

Come here to see the latest Monthly Prosecutions List of Fishing Licence Offences? They are HERE.

 

Fisheries Enforcement Support Service

The ‘FESS’ is a partnership between the Angling Trust and Environment Agency and funded by English freshwater fishing licence income. The FESS went ‘live’ on 1st November 2015, following the Angling Trust being awarded the National Angling Strategic Services contract by the Environment Agency.

FESS managers are all retired police officers of immense experience – and, as anglers themselves, perfectly understand the issues faced and required response.

The FESS builds on the groundwork and vision firmly laid between 2012-2015 and exists to support the Environment Agency, the statutory lead on fisheries enforcement, through:

  • Coordinating a multi-agency approach to fisheries crime and compliance, encouraging a partnership approach. 
  • Raising awareness throughout the police service, Crown Prosecution Service and Magistrates’ Association. 
  • Helping advise the police and Agency and helping put things right should the service fall short. 
  • Increasing incoming intelligence and sharing of that information. 
  • Upskilling the angling community through Fisheries Enforcement Workshops and the provision of expert advice to angling clubs and fisheries. 
  • Delivering the Voluntary Bailiff Service throughout England, empowering anglers to contribute to fisheries enforcement. 
  • Delivering the Building Bridges Project, aimed at the education and integration of migrant anglers. 

Please do not hesitate to contact your Regional Enforcement Support Manager for professional enforcement advice. Contact details can be found here.

Voluntary Bailiff Service

The Voluntary Bailiff Service is an increasingly important partnership between the Angling Trust and Environment Agency, empowering anglers to support the police and Agency in fighting back against fisheries crime and protecting fish and fisheries. The VBS initiative continues to be enormously successful, driving forward positive change.

Effective enforcement today is ‘intelligence-led’, relying upon incoming calls and information. This country has a long and proud history of volunteering, the police, for example, have received essential support from the Special Constabulary for many years and now have 500,000 Police Support Volunteers nationally.

Indeed, in Eastern Europe, government fisheries officers are supported by a huge army of volunteers – 5,000 in Poland alone – and in Holland, Royal Sportfisserij Nederland effectively manages and administers fisheries enforcement volunteers.

The Voluntary Bailiff Service, therefore, is a unique opportunity for freshwater anglers in England to positively contribute towards supporting the Environment Agency and police in protecting fish and fisheries.

Following a hugely successful pilot project in South East England between 2012 and 2015, the VBS revolves entirely around training Volunteer Bailiffs to report incidents and information to the appropriate agency and to a high evidential standard, thereby increasing the chances of successful prosecutions.

The VBS is inclusive, embracing volunteers from all age groups, sexes and ethnicities and we particularly welcome applications from the BAME community. The Angling Trust is also a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

 

 

 
 

A Voluntary Bailiff examines a recovered hoop net with an Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officer

Due to health and safety considerations, the volunteers are not expected to approach anglers on the bank – but report what they see and hear. It emphasises how vitally important reporting is and calls should be made to the 24-hour Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60.

The VBS is currently administered by six regions throughout England, each run by an Angling Trust Regional Enforcement Manager, who works very closely with the Environment Agency and police. Each region is sub-divided into areas, each with an Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officer acting as a Single Point of Contact, liaising with a volunteer serving as an Area Co-ordinator.

Training is provided by Angling Trust staff, who are both retired police officers and anglers; the Environment Agency; UK National Wildlife Crime Unit or local police, and the Fish Health Inspectorate.

Volunteers receive a pocketbook, identity card and Angling Trust clothing. Most importantly, access is provided to the secure VBS website for reporting purposes and information sharing. All volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

Annually, the VBS participates in Operation CLAMPDOWN with the Environment Agency and police, cracking down on illegal fishing during the coarse close season. This is a perfect opportunity to promote and increase partnership working, intelligence gathering and sharing – and for Volunteer Bailiffs to work directly with the professionals on joint patrols. During the 2019 close season, Operation CLAMPDOWN ran for the seventh consecutive year. Volunteer Bailiffs throughout England demonstrated their massive commitment to protecting fish and fisheries and cracking down on licence cheats by logging 3,650 patrols and reporting 131 incidents to the Environment Agency and police during ‘OCD7’.

All anglers can help this process, in fact – at any time of year – by reporting information and offences in progress to the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60, or the police on 101/999 as appropriate.

If you are interested in joining the Voluntary Bailiff Service please complete the VBS Application Form:

 

What our volunteers say

“The Voluntary Bailiff Service has taken a step into the future and utilised the biggest asset that the angling world has, the anglers themselves.” 

“I honestly believe the VBS is a fantastic step for fishery enforcement and protection. The concept is extremely simple, however the information that can be received from it could be crucial in tackling many issues that the angling world faces.”  – Becky, East of England

“Becoming a Voluntary Bailiff has enhanced my job as a police wildlife officer and opened the doors to many new contacts in the angling and fishery businesses to assist with joint Patrols.”  – Nick, South West

“Great Training, information and advice. Flexible times and locations to suit you. A very enjoyable cause. Come and join us.”  – Terry, South West

“For me, Joining the Voluntary Bailiff Service is a way I can give something back to the community, making good use of my retirement. It is not about catching people doing wrong, for me the reward comes from educating and helping people do things right, both in terms of legalities but also in looking after our waters and wildlife.”  – Clifford, Midlands

“I guess I got to an age when I felt the need to give something back to the sport of angling. I was already a club bailiff and the Voluntary Bailiff Service seemed to be a natural extension of what the clubs were doing individually already. I firmly believe that the work I have done in my area has had a huge impact. I strongly urge all anglers who have some spare time to get involved.”  – Michael, North West

“The Voluntary Bailiff Service is a very important and vital organisation for us as anglers. As a Voluntary Bailiff I can help to protect our beautiful sport.” – Maciej, South East

“The updating of the electronic database is quick and easy and can be used by anyone without IT knowledge.”  – Ben, VB and PCSO

“Got to say I had a great time meeting and patrolling with you all. Great place and great people. Days like that are what life is about. Plenty of people asked me what the Angling Trust was about, it was great to get such a positive reaction.”  – Graeme, North East

Paul, an Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officer, contacted us to say: “I carried out a joint patrol on Thursday with one of your VBS bailiffs. I just want to say what a credit he is to the VBS. From my perspective he is exactly what the VBS was set up for. Even if he doesn’t note any illegal activities, we know that on a regular basis the key areas are being covered without using EA resources, allowing us to focus in other areas.”

 

Fishing Licence Offences

Monthly Prosecutions

The Angling Trust encourages all anglers to comply with the law and buy an Environment Agency rod licence at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence

The funds raised from licence sales are spent on improving fish stocks and promoting angling, including several programmes of work delivered by the Angling Trust itself.

This data is provided periodically by the Environment Agency, and only refers to prosecutions of anglers that were conducted by courts in England in the month stated.

It does not include resolutions by way of cautions, warning letters or advice and guidance letters.

 

January, February and March 2022

TOTAL FINES: £70,544.85
AVERAGE FINE: £315.53

In January on 31/01/2022 at Barnsley the offender Paul Ullyott age 55 of Westfield Street, Barnsley was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Nether Mill Farm Fishery near to Barnsley on 15/04/2021 and was Fined £139.00.

In January on 05/01/2022 at Coventry the offender Ivan Ivanov age 32 Wood End Road, Wolverhampton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Makins Fishery near to Wolvey on 05/06/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In January on 05/01/2022 at Coventry the offender Matthew Ryan age 32 Torbay Road, Coventry was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Parkers Pool, Bulkington near to Nuneaton on 05/06/2021 and was Fined £315.00.

In January on 05/01/2022 at Coventry the offender Razvan Vasile Craciun age 23 Oliver Street, Coventry was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Weston Lawns near to Bulkington on 05/06/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In January on 05/01/2022 at Coventry the offender Samir – Costel Craciun age 29 Stepney Road, Coventry was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Weston Lawns near to Bulkington on 05/06/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In January on 14/01/2022 at Hull And Holderness the offender Artur Volkov age 35 Somerset Street, Hull was found Guilty of National Byelaw: OFB10 at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 29/05/2021 and was Fined £209.00.

In January on 14/01/2022 at Hull And Holderness the offender Yosif Yosifov age 28 Belle Vue Road, Halifax was found Guilty of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Hillcrest Farm near to Morley on 03/04/2021 and was Fined £278.00.

In January on 19/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the offender Mark Kovacs age 25 Montpelier Gardens, London was found Guilty of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 31/05/2021 and was Fined £302.00.

In January on 19/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the offender Tomas Satinskas age 40 Godman Road, Grays was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 04/07/2021 and was Fined £299.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Allan Matthews age 50 Shelley Avenue, Grimsby was found Proof In Absence of False Details at Cheapside Farm Pond near to Holton Le Clay on 01/06/2021 and was Fined £619.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Allan Matthews age 50 Shelley Avenue, Grimsby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Cheapside Farm Pond near to Holton Le Clay on 01/06/2021 and was Fined £619.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Andrew Bailey age 55 Beaufort Street, Derby was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Birch House Lakes near to Brailsford on 18/07/2021 and was Fined £435.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Andrew Vintin age 38 Priorway Avenue, Borrowash was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Beechwood Park near to Elvaston on 27/06/2021 and was Fined £209.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Craig Stirk age 36 Crossway Green, Stourport-on-severn was found Guilty of Close Season Fishing at Holt Fleet – River Severn near to Worcester on 09/05/2021 and was Fined £528.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Craig Stirk age 36 Crossway Green, Stourport-on-severn was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Holt Fleet – River Severn near to Worcester on 09/05/2021 and was Fined £528.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Daniel Palmer age 36 Columbus Way, Grimsby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Cheapside Farm Pond near to Holton Le Clay on 01/06/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Dean Manning age 33 Beaufort Street, Derby was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Birch House Lakes near to Brailsford on 18/07/2021 and was Fined £209.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Gary Brown age 50 Winston Avenue, Coventry was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Peatling Parva Pools near to Peatling Parva on 03/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Katrina Jones age 59 Mount Road, Lanesfield was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Lakeside Leisure, Boating Lake near to Ingoldmells on 29/07/2021 and was Fined £251.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Lee Kimber age 28 Honey Croft Court, Broadmeadows, South Normanton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Tibshelf Ponds near to Tibshelf on 27/06/2021 and was Fined £335.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Lee Wells age 46 Kemberton Drive, Widnes was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Collingham, River Trent near to on 29/06/2021 and was Fined £412.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Michelle Bailey age 52 Beaufort Street, Derby was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Birch House Lakes near to Brailsford on 18/07/2021 and was Fined £209.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Ritchie Beard age 21 Truro Crescent, Chaddesden was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Coopers Hall Lake near to Weston On Trent on 27/06/2021 and was Fined £289.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Ryan Bell age 21 Fernilee Gardens, Chaddesden was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Coopers Hall Lake near to Weston On Trent on 27/06/2021 and was Fined £282.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Thomas Wright age 27 Trent Road, Ilkeston was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Pioneer Pond near to Ilkeston on 07/07/2021 and was Fined £262.00.

In January on 17/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the offender Tom Moore age 21 Copes Way, Chaddesden was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Coopers Hall Lake near to Weston On Trent on 27/06/2021 and was Fined £255.00.

In January on 12/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the offender Slawomir Kalwinck age 48 Bury Old Road, Prestwich was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Tickled Trout Left Bank – River Ribble near to on 02/05/2021 and was Fined £330.00.

In January on 29/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the offender Bariomies Gorycki age 31 Honeysuckle Road, Southampton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Mansbridge – River Itchen near to Eastleigh on 09/07/2021 and was Fined £209.00.

In January on 29/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the offender Brandon Caine age 21 Kendal Avenue, Southampton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Riverside Park – River Itchen near to Southampton on 29/07/2021 and was Fined £297.00.

In January on 29/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the offender Cameron Browning age 22 Mansel Road West, Southampton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Riverside Park – River Itchen near to Southampton on 29/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In January on 29/01/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the offender John Draper age 42 Riversway, King’s Lynn was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at John O Gaunt’s Fishery near to Kings Somborne on 25/07/2021 and was Fined £209.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Abraham Wilson age 31 Plurenden Lane, High Halden was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Conningbrook Lake near to Ashford on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Adam Willsher age 24 Maple Court, Brandon was found Guilty of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Cold Harbour – River Thurne near to Ludham on 06/09/2021 and was Fined £134.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Adrian Edser age 33 Linden Lea, Stubs Hill, Dorking was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Snake Lake – Dean House Farm near to Newdigate on 17/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Aidan Tucker age 36 London Road, Hemel Hempstead was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Grand Union Canal, Apsley near to Hemel Hempstead on 19/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Alfie Cullen age 23 Cranborne Road, Potters Bar was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 20/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Alfie Lee Hughes age 29 Restons Crescent, London was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Orchard Place Farm near to Paddock Wood on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Allan Lerwill age 31 The Birches, Crawley was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Southern Leisure Complex (chichester Lakeside Fishery) near to Chichester on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Allen Carslake age 30 Furzefield, Crawley was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Tilgate Park Lakes near to Crawley on 17/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Ashley James Briggs age 39 Bradenham Road, Hayes was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 25/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Bradley Brooker age 28 Greggs Wood Road, Tunbridge Wells was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Frant Lakes near to Frant on 18/07/2021 and was Fined £233.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Charlie Abbott age 26 Ferrey Road, Liverpool was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Smiths Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 21/08/2021 and was Fined £134.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Colin Charles Delahaye age 42 Burlington Gardens, Selsey was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Southern Leisure Complex (chichester Lakeside Fishery) near to Chichester on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Connor Everson age 25 Droue Court, Rothwell was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 20/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Connor Judge age 21 Abbots Road, Abbots Langley was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 28/08/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Craig Yeo age 32 Elderwood Close, Bexhill-on-sea was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Boreham Street Bridge – Wallers Haven near to Boreham Street on 21/08/2021 and was Fined £134.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Daniel Webster age 35 Prospect Place, Gravesend was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Darren Tidd age 50 Streetfield Road, Slinfold was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Jubilee Lake near to Billingshurst on 01/08/2021 and was Fined £240.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender George Elliot age 24 Court Lodge Road, Horley was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fishery, Copthorne Common near to Crawley on 01/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Glen Exton age 35 Bury Road, Bolton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 25/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Harry Spurling age 21 Crayford Way, Crayford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £139.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Ian Weaving age 40 Friars Mews, Drayton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Manor Farm Lake, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 24/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Jack Hicks age 30 Kidbrooke Park Close, London was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £139.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Jack Quinn age 32 Old School Close, Poole was found Guilty of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender James Fernandez age 36 Coombfield Drive, Dartford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at St Johns Lake, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Jamie King age 21 York Road, Northwood was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 07/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Janos Kota age 27 Clarkson Court, Hatfield was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Joe Brinkman age 25 Orsett Road, Horndon-on-the-hill was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Womack Staithe near to Ludham on 05/09/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Jonathan Williams age 32 Bevan Avenue, Tredegar was found Proof In Absence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Brasenose Lake 2, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Josh Cadwallen age 24 Oxclose, Bretton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Yaxley – Yaxley Lode near to on 04/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Keith Atkins age 57 Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Pea Lane Fishery near to South Ockendon on 04/09/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Kristian Price age 48 Ringwood Avenue, Newport was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 25/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Lee Smitherman age 32 Brindles Field, Tonbridge was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Frant Lakes near to Frant on 18/07/2021 and was Fined £217.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Liam Hewell age 25 The Park, Liverpool was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Lucas Richard Bremridge age 26 Bletchingley Road, Merstham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Warwick Wold Waters near to Merstham on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £134.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Lucian Stefan Zota age 28 Evelyn Place, Chelmsford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Newlands Hall Fishery near to Roxwell on 29/08/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Luke Willingham age 25 Bordesley Road, Morden was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Henfold Fisheries Beare Green near to Newdigate on 04/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Martin McLaughlin age 47 Grosvenor Avenue, Hayes was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Southern Leisure Complex (chichester Lakeside Fishery) near to Chichester on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Martin Snelling age 33 Offenham Road, London was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Horam Manor Fishery near to Horam on 01/08/2021 and was Fined £139.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Martynas Karmilcebas age 32 Doddington Court, Maidstone was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Sams Lakes near to Headcorn on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £224.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Max George Joyce age 23 Southsea Avenue, Minster On Sea was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook on 28/08/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Michael Eakins age 35 Coombfield Drive, Dartford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at St Johns Lake, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Paul Smart age 52 Acred Close, Little Downham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Lakeside Caravan Park near to Denver on 30/08/2021 and was Fined £427.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Richard David Bennett age 24 Clover Close, Minster On Sea was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Ricky Porter age 36 Dowells Street, London was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £139.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Russell Mist age 52 The Common, Dunsfold was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Lodge Lake, Greens Farm near to Newdigate on 29/05/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Sam Bowhay age 44 Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh-on-sea was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Sumners Ponds near to Barns Green on 01/08/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Sam Liam Charlesworth age 27 Newpool Road, Knypersley was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 13/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Stephen Blake age 41 Washington Road, Haywards Heath was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 01/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Steven Ward age 41 Mason Close, East Grinstead was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Warwick Wold Waters near to Merstham on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Stuart Bunn age 30 Clent View Road, Halesowen was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £210.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Taylor Smith age 21 Addison Road, Desborough was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 20/07/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Terry Elliot age 61 Court Lodge Road, Horley was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fishery, Copthorne Common near to Crawley on 01/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Tommy Kavanagh age 36 Bermondsey Wall East, London was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Horam Manor Fishery near to Horam on 01/08/2021 and was Fined £139.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Tony Carr age 61 Hawthorn Road, London was found Proof In Absence of False Details at Womack Staithe near to Ludham on 25/09/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £381.47.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Tony Carr age 61 Hawthorn Road, London was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Womack Staithe near to Ludham on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 25/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Vasilila Dawlut Popa age 26 Haig Court, Chelmsford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Newlands Hall Fishery near to Roxwell on 29/08/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £82.00.

In February on 08/02/2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the offender Wayne Smith age 62 Gibson Way, Caterham was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Willows Angling Centre Lakes (formerly Bax Farm Lakes) near to Sittingbourne on 04/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Hull And Holderness the offender Christopher Brown age 37 Dempster Avenue, Goole was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Bakers Pond near to Newport on 07/05/2021 and was Fined £311.47.

In February on 18/02/2022 at Hull And Holderness the offender Declan Steel age 25 Jenthorpe, Hull was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 29/05/2021 and was Fined £402.00.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Hull And Holderness the offender Declan Steel age 25 Jenthorpe, Hull was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Northfield Garden Centre near to Hull on 25/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 14/02/2022 at Nottingham the offender Robert Graca age 49 Minehead Street, Leicester was found Proof In Absence of National Byelaw: OFNB3(3) at Shelford – River Trent near to Nottingham on 10/07/2021 and was Fined £861.00.

In February on 14/02/2022 at Nottingham the offender Robert Graca age 49 Minehead Street, Leicester was found Proof In Absence of National Byelaw: WRA034 at Shelford – River Trent near to Nottingham on 10/07/2021 and was Fined £861.00.

In February on 01/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the offender Alexandru Ilie age 53 Tidenham Gardens, Croydon was found Guilty of National Byelaw: OFB10 at Kingston – River Thames near to on 03/07/2021 and was Fined £391.00.

In February on 01/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the offender Alexandru Ilie age 53 Tidenham Gardens, Croydon was found Guilty of National Byelaw: WRA034 at Kingston – River Thames near to on 03/07/2021 and was Fined £391.00.

In February on 01/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the offender Daniel Buse age 59 Tidenham Gardens, Croydon was found Guilty of National Byelaw: WRA034 at Kingston – River Thames near to on 03/07/2021 and was Fined £316.00.

In February on 01/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the offender Giovani Paladoiu age 22 Dorothy Gardens, Dagenham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 14/07/2021 and was Fined £201.00.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Adam Adams age 37 Felling House Gardens, Gateshead was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £261.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Andrei Matyas Sari age 37 Primrose Drive, Leeds was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Swillington Park Fishery near to Rothwell on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Anthony Navin age 68 Deepdale Drive, Consett was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Derwent Reservoir near to Consett on 30/06/2021 and was Fined £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Armandas Augustauskas age 39 Newington Street, Hull was found Guilty of False Details at Moorfields near to Goole on 21/07/2021 and was £307.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Armandas Augustauskas age 39 Newington Street, Hull was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Moorfields near to Goole on 21/07/2021 and was Fined £307.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Benjamin Pollard age 31 Langley Road, Leeds was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Carpvale Doubles near to Malton on 09/07/2021 and was Fined £427.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Callum Higgins age 22 Kilnsea Grove, Hull was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at East Park Lake near to Hull on 29/06/2021 and was Fined £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Carl Cook age 32 Rainswood Close, Kingswood was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Fossehill Shooting Ground, Brandesburton near to Beverley on 24/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Carl Lumb age 45 Ashton Road, Castleford was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birkwood Fisheries, Normanton near to Wakefield on 10/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Chris Markey age 60 Wall Street, Barnsley was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Rustick Arms Pond, Ackworth near to Pontefract on 21/07/2021 and was Fined £353.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Daniel Jones age 29 Neatshead Garth, Bransholme was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 01/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Daniel Knight age 25 Duncan Street, Brinsworth was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Aston Ponds near to Sheffield on 23/06/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £149.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Daniel Spencer age 26 Smawthorne Avenue, Castleford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Ben-lee Fisheries, Horbury near to Wakefield on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £257.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender David Green age 25 Wakefield Road, Normanton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Horbury Lagoons near to Horbury on 16/05/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Dylan Winship age 25 Lister Street, Hartlepool was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Gary Webster age 41 Cartledge Avenue, Grimsby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 15/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Gary Wood age 34 Broadwell Road, Ossett was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Ben-lee Fisheries, Horbury near to Wakefield on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £220.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender George Brown age 20 Duns was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Felton Fence Ponds near to Longframlington on 13/07/2021 and was Absolute Discharge £0.00.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Graham Taylor age 38 Hackforth Walk, Hull was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 25/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Ian Williams age 46 Adair Place, Liverpool was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Smithies Pond, Brigg near to Brigg on 10/06/2021 and was Fined £277.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Jack Bulmer age 25 Chatham Road, Hartlepool was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Jake Robertson age 30 Burnside, Bedlington was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Morndyke, Carlton Minniot near to Busby Stoop on 07/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Jake Willows age 23 Swinderby Gardens, Grimsby was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Pigeon Pond, North Somercotes near to on 20/07/2021 and was Fined £256.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender James McDonnell age 37 Rowley Lane, Lepton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Carpvale Doubles near to Malton on 02/05/2021 and was Fined £327.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender John Charlton age 34 Sandringham Crescent, Horden was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 07/07/2021 and was Conditional Discharge: 6 Months £149.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender John Patterson age 49 Byron Street, Goole was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Aire & Calder Canal near to Goole on 28/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender John Weatherburn age 57 Berwick-upon-tweed was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Felton Fence Ponds near to Longframlington on 14/07/2021 and was Fined £326.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Joshua Lewis Johnson age 25 Warren Road, Hartlepool was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Liam Wilson age 32 Welholme Road, Grimsby was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Pigeon Pond, North Somercotes near to on 20/07/2021 and was Fined £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Louis Mitchell age 24 Scalby Grove, Hull was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Westlands Pond near to Brandesburton on 24/06/2021 and was Fined £307.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Luke Stevens age 23 Swinderby Gardens, Grimsby was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Pigeon Pond, North Somercotes near to on 20/07/2021 and was Fined £232.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Luther Carty age 52 Nethershire Lane, Sheffield was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Loxley Fisheries near to Sheffield on 08/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Macauley Kendrew age 25 Dover Road, Stockton-on-tees was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Three Lakes near to Selby on 28/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Mathew Simpson age 31 Willow Park, Pontefract was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Stubbs Hall near to Doncaster on 21/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Matthew Burton age 36 Ida Place, Newton Aycliffe was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 07/07/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Nicholas Dougherty age 30 Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Newhay Lakes near to Selby on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Nick Whitworth age 33 North Road West, Wingate was found Proof In Absence of Close Season Fishing at Witton – River Wear near to Bishop Auckland on 03/06/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Nick Whitworth age 33 North Road West, Wingate was found Proof In Absence of Regional Byelaw: OFRB5 at Witton – River Wear near to Bishop Auckland on 03/06/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Nick Whitworth age 33 North Road West, Wingate was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Witton – River Wear near to Bishop Auckland on 03/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Paul Foley age 69 Eaton Hill, Leeds was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 15/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Peter Palmer age 62 Sunny Terrace, Dipton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Derwent Reservoir near to Consett on 30/06/2021 and was Fined £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Reece Williams age 25 Maplewood Avenue, Hull was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 25/07/2021 and was Fined £302.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Robert Tolomeo age 33 Thorn Nook, York was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Raker Lakes near to Wheldrake on 27/07/2021 and was Fined £286.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Robert Young age 48 Whitehead Avenue, Deepcar was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Three Lakes near to Selby on 20/06/2021 and was Fined £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Scott Sylvester age 31 Legard Drive, Anlaby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Bakers Pond near to Newport on 17/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Stephen Wood age 46 Brooklands Towers, Leeds was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Moorfields near to Goole on 12/06/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Steven Fenny age 22 Melville Walk, Stockton-on-tees was found Guilty of False Details at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 30/05/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Steven Fenny age 22 Melville Walk, Stockton-on-tees was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £201.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Thomas Barras age 27 Batley Road, Tingley was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Horbury Lagoons near to Horbury on 16/05/2021 and was Fined £261.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Wayne Hirstle age 56 Livingstone Road, Scarborough was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Wykeham Lakes near to Wykeham on 02/05/2021 and was Fined £277.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Zydraunas Degutis age 48 Riby Close, Gainsborough was found Proof In Absence of National Byelaw: OFB08 at Stainforth & Keadby Canal (medge Hall To Thorne) near to Thorne on 30/05/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £381.47.

In February on 09/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the offender Zydraunas Degutis age 48 Riby Close, Gainsborough was found Proof In Absence of National Byelaw: OFNB3(3) at Stainforth & Keadby Canal (medge Hall To Thorne) near to Thorne on 30/05/2021 and was Fined £381.47.

In February on 10/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the offender Alfie Tallon age 24 Acre Moss Lane, Kendal was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Lads Club – River Kent near to Kendal on 05/08/2021 and was Fined £319.00.

In February on 10/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the offender Daniel Keene age 40 High Sparrowmire, Kendal was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Lads Club – River Kent near to Kendal on 05/08/2021 and was Fined £244.00.

In February on 23/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the offender Jordan Nuttall age 25 Belthorn Road, Belthorn was found Guilty of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Lake Windermere – South Basin near to Windermere on 05/09/2021 and was Fined £298.00.

In February on 23/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the offender William Dominic Molyneux age 30 Langton Close, Widnes was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Hatchmere near to Northwich on 14/08/2021 and was Fined £187.00.

In February on 15/02/2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the offender Daniel Barney age 33 Granary Road, Newmarket was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Warmwell Holiday Park, Warmwell near to Dorchester on 20/08/2021 and was Fined £315.00.

In February on 24/02/2022 at Swindon the offender Alfie McGill age 30 Gibraltar Crescent, Epsom was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Gold Valley Lakes near to Aldershot on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £349.00.

In February on 24/02/2022 at Swindon the offender Martin Ferry age 40 Birnbeck Road, Weston-super-mare was found Guilty of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Todber Manor Lakes near to Sturminster Newton on 27/08/2021 and was Fined £369.00.

In February on 24/02/2022 at Swindon the offender Scott West age 45 The Broadway, Laleham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Hordle Lake near to New Milton on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £444.00.

In March on 02/03/2022 at Barkingside the offender Barry Hockley age 29 South Street, Romford was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at The Chase Fishery (formerly Known As White Hart Lakes) near to Dagenham on 06/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 02/03/2022 at Barkingside the offender Harrison Stiles age 21 Hampton Road West, Feltham was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Lizard Fisheries near to West Drayton on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 02/03/2022 at Barkingside the offender Josh Pitts age 30 Blakes Court, Church Street, Sawbridgeworth was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Thorney Weir Lakes (met Pits) near to West Drayton on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £299.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Barkingside the offender Piotr Wos age 31 Overton Drive, Romford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Picks Cottage Fishery (formally Known As Picks Farm Lake) near to Sewardstone on 19/09/2021 and was Fined £231.00.

In March on 02/03/2022 at Barkingside the offender Shawn Anthony Bolster age 31 Guinions Road, High Wycombe was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Lizard Fisheries near to West Drayton on 30/08/2021 and was Fined £369.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Barkingside the offender Vasilica Bajenaru age 42 Shaftesbury Road, London was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 30/08/2021 and was Fined £382.00.

In March on 18/03/2022 at Brighton And Hove the offender Lewis James Pearson age 19 Bramber Avenue, Peacehaven was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Latchetts Lake (formerly Known As Tanyard Fishery) near to Danehill on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 07/03/2022 at Bromsgrove And Redditch the offender Krzysztof Budzynski age 33 Gladstone Street, West Bromwich was found Guilty of National Byelaw: OFNB3(3) at Pershore – River Avon near to on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £469.00.

In March on 07/03/2022 at Bromsgrove And Redditch the offender Krzysztof Budzynski age 33 Gladstone Street, West Bromwich was found Guilty of National Byelaw: WRA034 at Pershore – River Avon near to on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £469.00.

In March on 07/03/2022 at Bromsgrove And Redditch the offender Rafal Szalczewski age 42 Glover Street, West Bromwich was found Guilty of National Byelaw: OFNB3(3) at Pershore – River Avon near to on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £469.00.

In March on 07/03/2022 at Bromsgrove And Redditch the offender Rafal Szalczewski age 42 Glover Street, West Bromwich was found Guilty of National Byelaw: WRA034 at Pershore – River Avon near to on 23/07/2021 and was Fined £469.00.

In March on 04/03/2022 at Medway the offender Ryan Steen age 23 Charlbury Close, Maidstone was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and was Fined £134.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Aaron Jordon age 25 Clock Lane, Solihull was found Proof In Absence of Close Season Fishing at Holt Fleet – River Severn near to Worcester on 09/05/2021 and was Fined £624.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Aaron Jordon age 25 Clock Lane, Solihull was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Holt Fleet – River Severn near to Worcester on 09/05/2021 and was Fined £624.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Aidan Lee Johnsey age 31 Seaton Way, Mapperley was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Longford Fishery, Longford near to Derby on 03/09/2021 and was Fined £284.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Billy Liffen age 27 Elm Tree Avenue, Shirebrook was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Hallcroft near to Retford on 21/09/2021 and was Fined £269.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Cory Jay Deans age 21 Mansfield Road, Clipstone Village was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Vicar Water near to Clipstone on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £273.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Daniel Hassall age 27 Rickyard Piece, Quinton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Trittiford Mill near to Yardley Wood on 24/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Daniel Newport age 29 Heneage Road, Grimsby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Louth Canal, Tetney Lock near to Tetney on 10/08/2021 and was Fined £34.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Danny Woodward age 35 Worcester Crescent, Derby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Beechwood Park near to Elvaston on 21/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender David Sheehan age 54 Chilton Road, Birmingham was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Manor Farm Fishery near to Evesham on 14/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender George Stolica age 50 Charingworth, Chipping Campden was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Manor Farm Fishery near to Evesham on 14/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Harry Fincher age 24 The Badhams, Longdon was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Fladbury – River Avon near to Pershore on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £159.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Ian Parry age 42 Avalon Gardens, Harworth was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Langold Lake near to Worksop on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Ian Todd age 45 Cross Hedge Close, Leicester was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Old Hall Farm near to Leicester on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £159.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender James Hatton age 34 Springhill Road, Burntwood was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Chorley Springs near to Burntwood on 12/09/2021 and was Fined £238.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Jason Greenwood age 53 Winchester Avenue, Grimsby was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at North Cotes Fishery near to Louth on 10/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Kevin Russell age 43 Westfield Road, Burton-on-trent was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Trent & Mersey Canal, Dallow Lock near to Burton Upon Trent on 11/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Mark Harvey age 54 North Crescent, Featherstone was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Hamstall Fishery near to Hamstall Ridware on 02/09/2021 and was Fined £159.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Niall Thompson age 24 Woodgon Road, Anstey was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Gunthorpe – River Trent near to Nottingham on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Nicholas Moffitt age 60 Mill Lane, Great Haywood was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at River Trent – Stone near to Stone on 12/09/2021 and was Fined £269.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Paul Brownfield age 31 St. Marys Road, Stoke-on-trent was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Central Forest Park, Hanley near to Stoke On Trent on 24/08/2021 and was Fined £265.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Ramunas Asaciovas age 33 Warburton Street, Newark was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Newark – River Trent near to on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Ray Dunne age 58 Whitland Avenue, Bolton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Cudmore Fisheries near to Whitmore on 28/09/2021 and was Fined £269.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Robbie Dickenson age 21 Church Road, Clipstone Village was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Vicar Water near to Clipstone on 22/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Russell Grumbridge age 41 Coningsby Drive, Kidderminster was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Wharton Golf Club Pools near to Bewdley on 17/08/2021 and was Fined £159.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Shane Smith age 30 Sudeley Road, Nuneaton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Bermuda Pool near to Nuneaton on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £269.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender Vanessa Biddle age 58 Thornton Road, Wolverhampton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Lakeside Leisure, Boating Lake near to Ingoldmells on 29/07/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 14/03/2022 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court the offender William Lenaghan age 33 Poyser Road, Nuneaton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Bermuda Pool near to Nuneaton on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 30/03/2022 at North Cheshire the offender Ian Soutar age 36 Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Bradshaw Hall Fishery near to Bolton on 01/09/2021 and was Fined £285.00.

In March on 30/03/2022 at North Cheshire the offender Richard Doherty age 35 Lansdowne Road, Bolton was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Bradshaw Hall Fishery near to Bolton on 01/09/2021 and was Fined £235.00.

In March on 09/03/2022 at North Cheshire Magistrates Court Sitting At Runcorn the offender Samuel Doherty age 27 Linden Avenue, Atherton was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Bradshaw Hall Fishery near to Bolton on 01/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Arturas Batyzmanskij age 38 Postley Road, Maidstone was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Ashley Harris age 25 Broadwas Close, Redditch was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Smiths Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Blaine White age 32 Ramillies Close, Chatham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Sams Lakes near to Headcorn on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Cameron Timlin age 24 Bredgar Close, Ashford was found Proof In Absence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence at Singleton Lake near to Ashford on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Charlie White age 31 Redcar Road, Romford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 12/09/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Cieran Kelly age 21 St. Stephens Walk, Ashford was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Coombewood Fishery near to High Halden on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £224.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Darius Lozoraitis age 32 Doddington Court, Maidstone was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Sams Lakes near to Headcorn on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £224.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Darragh Boyle age 25 Green Glade, Theydon Bois was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birds Green Fishery near to Fyfield on 25/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender David Squires age 38 Lullingstone Avenue, Swanley was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Dean Marsden age 27 Priors Croft, Woking was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Willinghurst Fishery near to Shamley Green on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £229.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Frederick Powell age 36 Gilmore Road, London was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Elphicks Farm Lakes near to Horsmonden on 26/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Kyith Sharp age 35 Lycrome Road, Chesham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 10/09/2021 and was Fined £199.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Luke Beckett age 27 Conway Road, Taplow was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Seven Lakes Fishery near to Aldermaston on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Michael Crouch age 39 Ellenborough Road, Sidcup was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Elphicks Farm Lakes near to Horsmonden on 26/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Nicholas Holder age 24 Goldsmith Road, Cheltenham was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 12/09/2021 and was Fined £199.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Reece Lyons age 28 Trubridge Road, Hoo was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Sams Lakes near to Headcorn on 12/09/2021 and was Fined £245.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Sheamus Brennan age 25 Mill Lane, Old Swan was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Smiths Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £225.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Stephen Long age 24 Commodores Close, Minster On Sea was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook on 28/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Thomas Back age 24 Priors Croft, Woking was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Willinghurst Fishery near to Shamley Green on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £225.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Tom Southall age 30 Ismere Way, Kidderminster was found Proof In Absence of Unlicensed Fishing at Smiths Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 11/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings the offender Tyler Jay Wharton age 26 Noreen Avenue, Minster On Sea was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Greenacres Farm near to Biddenden on 18/09/2021 and was Fined £199.00.

In March on 03/03/2022 at Swindon the offender George Dibben age 29 Littlecroft Avenue, Bournemouth was found Guilty of National Byelaw: OFB10 at Coking Farm near to Henstridge on 27/08/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £389.00.

In March on 03/03/2022 at Swindon the offender George Dibben age 29 Littlecroft Avenue, Bournemouth was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Coking Farm near to Henstridge on 27/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 25/03/2022 at Swindon the offender Kieron Maynard age 30 Blanchard Avenue, Gosport was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Carron Row Farm near to Titchfield on 26/09/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

In March on 03/03/2022 at Swindon the offender Luke Little age 31 Five Stiles Road, Marlborough was found Guilty of False Details at Coking Farm near to Henstridge on 27/08/2021 and was No Separate Penalty Imposed £389.00.

In March on 03/03/2022 at Swindon the offender Luke Little age 31 Five Stiles Road, Marlborough was found Guilty of Unlicensed Fishing at Coking Farm near to Henstridge on 27/08/2021 and was Fined £389.00.

 

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Monthly Fisheries Prosecutions.
Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary of Terms

FAQs
1. I didn’t know about the court hearing date, what can I do? You can contact the Magistrates Court and ask for the case to be re-opened. www.find-court-tribunal.service.gov.uk/courts

2. Why are the outcomes different for the same offence? At each hearing, the Magistrates take into consideration: the facts of the case, the attitude of the offender, any mitigation offered by the offender and their ability to pay any financial punishment.

Glossary of Terms
‘Penalty’ The penalty is what offender has to pay. It comprises the sum of the fine for the offence committed; a contribution to the Environment Agency costs; the Criminal Court Charge and a victim surcharge. The fine and victim surcharge is decided by the Magistrates hearing the case on the day. Fines go to the treasury. Costs go to the Environment Agency and contribute to the cost incurred in taking the case to court. Victim Surcharge goes to a specific fund for victims of crime. See: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/sentencing/victim-surcharge.htm

‘proof in absence’ The defendant did not enter a plea at the time their case was heard. The Court convicted the person in their absence.

‘Abs. Disch.’ The defendant is guilty but no fine is imposed

‘conditional discharge’ The defendant is guilty but no fine is imposed. There are conditions attached to the discharge: if re-offending occurs within the period of the discharge, the defendant can be sentenced for the original offence and the new one.

‘forfeiture order’ Equipment used in the offence is taken from the defendant and destroyed.

‘disqualification order’ The defendant is disqualified for a period of time, from holding or obtaining a fishing licence. You can’t fish during the period of disqualification.

Offence Code and Laymans Terms
OFB08: Exceeded the 3 metre distance between rods
OFB10: Leaving Rod(s) and Line(s) unattended
OFNB3(3): Removed eels or shad by rod and line from any waters
OFRB5: Used an illegal lure or bait
WRA034: Removed any listed freshwater fish by rod and line from any river, stream or drain, or listed water

Operation TRAVERSE and Operation LEVIATHAN

 

 

Poaching – fishing without permission – and fish theft, along with anti-social behaviour and other crime at fisheries are of great concern to all anglers.

Whilst the police deal with criminal matters, the Environment Agency is the statutory lead agency on fisheries enforcement. Essentially, this largely involves rod licence compliance and fisheries offences. Clearly then, the police and Agency have distinct roles – and must work smarter together.

To encourage this, in November 2014 Operation TRAVERSE, targeting poaching and fish theft, was launched at Lincolnshire Police headquarters, followed in June 2015, by Operation LEVIATHAN, launched at West Mercia Police headquarters. Most forces in the country now subscribe to one or other, ensuring that the Agency receives better support and anglers an improved service.

We must all understand that the system is ‘intelligence-led’, meaning that every incoming call and piece of information is vital. Indeed, the statistics arising are what quantify problems and arguments for more resources.

It is crucial that crimes in progress are reported to the police (police advise using 999 if appropriate), and fisheries offences to the Agency on 0800 80 70 60.  

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