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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. 

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 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.

 

December 2021, January and February 2022

TOTAL FINES: £64,055.85
AVERAGE FINE: £306.49

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Abraham Wilson age 31 of Plurenden Lane, High Halden at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Conningbrook Lake near to Ashford on 25/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Adam Willsher age 24 of Maple Court, Brandon at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Cold Harbour – River Thurne near to Ludham on 06/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £134.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Adrian Edser age 33 of Linden Lea, Stubs Hill, Dorking at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Snake Lake – Dean House Farm near to Newdigate on 17/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Aidan Tucker age 36 of London Road, Hemel Hempstead at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Grand Union Canal, Apsley near to Hemel Hempstead on 19/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Alfie Cullen age 23 of Cranborne Road, Potters Bar at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 20/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Alfie Lee Hughes age 29 of Restons Crescent, London at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Orchard Place Farm near to Paddock Wood on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Allan Lerwill age 31 of The Birches, Crawley at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Southern Leisure Complex (chichester Lakeside Fishery) near to Chichester on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Allen Carslake age 30 of Furzefield, Crawley at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tilgate Park Lakes near to Crawley on 17/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Ashley James Briggs age 39 of Bradenham Road, Hayes at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 25/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Bradley Brooker age 28 of Greggs Wood Road, Tunbridge Wells at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Frant Lakes near to Frant on 18/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £233.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Charlie Abbott age 26 of Ferrey Road, Liverpool at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Smiths Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 21/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £134.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Colin Charles Delahaye age 42 of Burlington Gardens, Selsey at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Southern Leisure Complex (chichester Lakeside Fishery) near to Chichester on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Connor Everson age 25 of Droue Court, Rothwell at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 20/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Connor Judge age 21 of Abbots Road, Abbots Langley at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 28/08/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Craig Yeo age 32 of Elderwood Close, Bexhill-on-sea at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Boreham Street Bridge – Wallers Haven near to Boreham Street on 21/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £134.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Daniel Webster age 35 of Prospect Place, Gravesend at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Darren Tidd age 50 of Streetfield Road, Slinfold at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Jubilee Lake near to Billingshurst on 01/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £240.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, George Elliot age 24 of Court Lodge Road, Horley at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hunters Lodge Fishery, Copthorne Common near to Crawley on 01/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Glen Exton age 35 of Bury Road, Bolton at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 25/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Harry Spurling age 21 of Crayford Way, Crayford at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £139.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Ian Weaving age 40 of Friars Mews, Drayton at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Manor Farm Lake, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 24/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Jack Hicks age 30 of Kidbrooke Park Close, London at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £139.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Jack Quinn age 32 of Old School Close, Poole at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, James Fernandez age 36 of Coombfield Drive, Dartford at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at St Johns Lake, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 22/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Jamie King age 21 of York Road, Northwood at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 07/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Janos Kota age 27 of Clarkson Court, Hatfield at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 28/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Joe Brinkman age 25 of Orsett Road, Horndon-on-the-hill at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Womack Staithe near to Ludham on 05/09/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Jonathan Williams age 32 of Bevan Avenue, Tredegar at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Brasenose Lake 2, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Josh Cadwallen age 24 of Oxclose, Bretton at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Yaxley – Yaxley Lode near to on 04/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Keith Atkins age 57 of Upper Rainham Road, Hornchurch at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Pea Lane Fishery near to South Ockendon on 04/09/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Kristian Price age 48 of Ringwood Avenue, Newport at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 25/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Lee Smitherman age 32 of Brindles Field, Tonbridge at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Frant Lakes near to Frant on 18/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £217.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Liam Hewell age 25 of The Park, Liverpool at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Lucas Richard Bremridge age 26 of Bletchingley Road, Merstham at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Warwick Wold Waters near to Merstham on 18/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £134.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Lucian Stefan Zota age 28 of Evelyn Place, Chelmsford at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Newlands Hall Fishery near to Roxwell on 29/08/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Luke Willingham age 25 of Bordesley Road, Morden at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Henfold Fisheries Beare Green near to Newdigate on 04/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Martin McLaughlin age 47 of Grosvenor Avenue, Hayes at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Southern Leisure Complex (chichester Lakeside Fishery) near to Chichester on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Martin Snelling age 33 of Offenham Road, London at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Horam Manor Fishery near to Horam on 01/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £139.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Martynas Karmilcebas age 32 of Doddington Court, Maidstone at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Sams Lakes near to Headcorn on 18/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £224.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Max George Joyce age 23 of Southsea Avenue, Minster On Sea at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook on 28/08/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Michael Eakins age 35 of Coombfield Drive, Dartford at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at St Johns Lake, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 22/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Paul Smart age 52 of Acred Close, Little Downham at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lakeside Caravan Park near to Denver on 30/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £427.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Richard David Bennett age 24 of Clover Close, Minster On Sea at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook on 28/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Ricky Porter age 36 of Dowells Street, London at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Monk Lakes near to Maidstone on 31/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £139.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Russell Mist age 52 of The Common, Dunsfold at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lodge Lake – Greens Farm near to Newdigate on 29/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Sam Bowhay age 44 of Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh-on-sea at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Sumners Ponds near to Barns Green on 01/08/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Sam Liam Charlesworth age 27 of Newpool Road, Knypersley at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 13/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Shane Smith age 33 of Rushdon Close, Grays at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Newlands Hall Fishery near to Roxwell on 29/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Stephen Blake age 41 of Washington Road, Haywards Heath at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Oxlease Lake near to Stanton Harcourt on 01/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Steven Ward age 41 of Mason Close, East Grinstead at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Warwick Wold Waters near to Merstham on 18/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Stuart Bunn age 30 of Clent View Road, Halesowen at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Brasenose Lake 1, Linear Fisheries near to Stanton Harcourt on 28/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £210.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Taylor Smith age 21 of Addison Road, Desborough at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 20/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £245.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Terry Elliot age 61 of Court Lodge Road, Horley at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hunters Lodge Fishery, Copthorne Common near to Crawley on 01/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Tony Carr age 61 of Hawthorn Road, London at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of False Details that took place at Womack Staithe near to Ludham on 25/09/2021 and they were found to have No Separate Penalty Imposed from the other charge with a penalty of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Tony Carr age 61 of Hawthorn Road, London at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Womack Staithe near to Ludham on 25/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Vasilila Dawlut Popa age 26 of Haig Court, Chelmsford at a hearing on 25/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Newlands Hall Fishery near to Roxwell on 29/08/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £82.00

In February of 2022 at Folkestone Magistrates Court the Offender, Wayne Smith age 62 of Gibson Way, Caterham at a hearing on 08/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Willows Angling Centre Lakes (formerly Bax Farm Lakes) near to Sittingbourne on 04/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In February of 2022 at Hull and Holderness Court the Offender, Christopher Brown age 37 of Dempster Avenue, Goole at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Bakers Pond near to Newport on 07/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £311.47

In February of 2022 at Hull and Holderness Court the Offender, Declan Steel age 25 of Jenthorpe, Hull at a hearing on 18/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 29/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £402.00

In February of 2022 at Hull and Holderness Court the Offender, Declan Steel age 25 of Jenthorpe, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Northfield Garden Centre near to Hull on 25/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Nottingham Court the Offender, Robert Graca age 49 of Minehead Street, Leicester at a hearing on 14/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of National Byelaw: OFNB3(3) that took place at Shelford – River Trent near to Nottingham on 10/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £861.00

In February of 2022 at Nottingham Court the Offender, Robert Graca age 49 of Minehead Street, Leicester at a hearing on 14/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of National Byelaw: WRA034 that took place at Shelford – River Trent near to Nottingham on 10/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £861.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the Offender, Alexandru Ilie age 53 of Tidenham Gardens, Croydon at a hearing on 01/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of National Byelaw: OFB10 that took place at Kingston – River Thames near to on 03/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £391.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the Offender, Alexandru Ilie age 53 of Tidenham Gardens, Croydon at a hearing on 01/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of National Byelaw: WRA034 that took place at Kingston – River Thames near to on 03/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £391.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the Offender, Daniel Buse age 59 of Tidenham Gardens, Croydon at a hearing on 01/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of National Byelaw: WRA034 that took place at Kingston – River Thames near to on 03/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £316.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the Offender, Giovani Paladoiu age 22 of Dorothy Gardens, Dagenham at a hearing on 01/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 14/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Adam Adams age 37 of Felling House Gardens, Gateshead at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £261.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Andrei Matyas Sari age 37 of Primrose Drive, Leeds at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Swillington Park Fishery near to Rothwell on 23/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Anthony Navin age 68 of Deepdale Drive, Consett at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Derwent Reservoir near to Consett on 30/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Armandas Augustauskas age 39 of Newington Street, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of False Details that took place at Moorfields near to Goole on 21/07/2021 and they were with a penalty of £307.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Armandas Augustauskas age 39 of Newington Street, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Moorfields near to Goole on 21/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £307.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Benjamin Pollard age 31 of Langley Road, Leeds at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Carpvale Doubles near to Malton on 09/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £427.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Callum Higgins age 22 of Kilnsea Grove, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at East Park Lake near to Hull on 29/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Carl Cook age 32 of Rainswood Close, Kingswood at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Fossehill Shooting Ground, Brandesburton near to Beverley on 24/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Carl Lumb age 45 of Ashton Road, Castleford at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Birkwood Fisheries, Normanton near to Wakefield on 10/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Chris Markey age 60 of Wall Street, Barnsley at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Rustick Arms Pond, Ackworth near to Pontefract on 21/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £353.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Daniel Jones age 29 of Neatshead Garth, Bransholme at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 01/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Daniel Knight age 25 of Duncan Street, Brinsworth at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Aston Ponds near to Sheffield on 23/06/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £149.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Daniel Spencer age 26 of Smawthorne Avenue, Castleford at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Ben-lee Fisheries, Horbury near to Wakefield on 23/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £257.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, David Green age 25 of Wakefield Road, Normanton at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Horbury Lagoons near to Horbury on 16/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Dylan Winship age 25 of Lister Street, Hartlepool at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Gary Webster age 41 of Cartledge Avenue, Grimsby at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 15/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Gary Wood age 34 of Broadwell Road, Ossett at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Ben-lee Fisheries, Horbury near to Wakefield on 23/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £220.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, George Brown age 20 of Duns at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Felton Fence Ponds near to Longframlington on 13/07/2021 and they were given an Absolute Discharge with a penalty of £0.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Graham Taylor age 38 of Hackforth Walk, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 25/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Ian Williams age 46 of Adair Place, Liverpool at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Smithies Pond, Brigg near to Brigg on 10/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £277.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Jack Bulmer age 25 of Chatham Road, Hartlepool at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Jake Robertson age 30 of Burnside, Bedlington at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Morndyke, Carlton Minniot near to Busby Stoop on 07/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Jake Willows age 23 of Swinderby Gardens, Grimsby at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Pigeon Pond, North Somercotes near to on 20/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £256.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, James McDonnell age 37 of Rowley Lane, Lepton at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Carpvale Doubles near to Malton on 02/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £327.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, John Charlton age 34 of Sandringham Crescent, Horden at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 07/07/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £149.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, John Patterson age 49 of Byron Street, Goole at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Aire & Calder Canal near to Goole on 28/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, John Weatherburn age 57 of Berwick-upon-tweed at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Felton Fence Ponds near to Longframlington on 14/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £326.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Joshua Lewis Johnson age 25 of Warren Road, Hartlepool at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at The Carrs Lake, Carlton near to Stockton-On-Tees on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Liam Wilson age 32 of Welholme Road, Grimsby at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Pigeon Pond, North Somercotes near to on 20/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Louis Mitchell age 24 of Scalby Grove, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Westlands Pond near to Brandesburton on 24/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £307.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Luke Stevens age 23 of Swinderby Gardens, Grimsby at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Pigeon Pond, North Somercotes near to on 20/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £232.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Luther Carty age 52 of Nethershire Lane, Sheffield at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Loxley Fisheries near to Sheffield on 08/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Macauley Kendrew age 25 of Dover Road, Stockton-on-tees at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Three Lakes near to Selby on 28/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Mathew Simpson age 31 of Willow Park, Pontefract at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Stubbs Hall near to Doncaster on 21/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Matthew Burton age 36 of Ida Place, Newton Aycliffe at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 07/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Nicholas Dougherty age 30 of Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Newhay Lakes near to Selby on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Nick Whitworth age 33 of North Road West, Wingate at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Close Season Fishing that took place at Witton – River Wear near to Bishop Auckland on 03/06/2021 and they were found to have No Separate Penalty Imposed from the other charge with a penalty of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Nick Whitworth age 33 of North Road West, Wingate at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Regional Byelaw: OFRB5 that took place at Witton – River Wear near to Bishop Auckland on 03/06/2021 and they were found to have No Separate Penalty Imposed from the other charge with a penalty of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Nick Whitworth age 33 of North Road West, Wingate at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Witton – River Wear near to Bishop Auckland on 03/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Paul Foley age 69 of Eaton Hill, Leeds at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 15/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Peter Palmer age 62 of Sunny Terrace, Dipton at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Derwent Reservoir near to Consett on 30/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Reece Williams age 25 of Maplewood Avenue, Hull at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 25/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £302.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Robert Tolomeo age 33 of Thorn Nook, York at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Raker Lakes near to Wheldrake on 27/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £286.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Robert Young age 48 of Whitehead Avenue, Deepcar at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Three Lakes near to Selby on 20/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Scott Sylvester age 31 of Legard Drive, Anlaby at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Bakers Pond near to Newport on 17/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Stephen Wood age 46 of Brooklands Towers, Leeds at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Moorfields near to Goole on 12/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Steven Fenny age 22 of Melville Walk, Stockton-on-tees at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of False Details that took place at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 30/05/2021 and they were found to have No Separate Penalty Imposed from the other charge with a penalty of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Steven Fenny age 22 of Melville Walk, Stockton-on-tees at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £201.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Thomas Barras age 27 of Batley Road, Tingley at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Horbury Lagoons near to Horbury on 16/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £261.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Wayne Hirstle age 56 of Livingstone Road, Scarborough at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Wykeham Lakes near to Wykeham on 02/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £277.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Zydraunas Degutis age 48 of Riby Close, Gainsborough at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of National Byelaw: OFB08 that took place at Stainforth & Keadby Canal (medge Hall To Thorne) near to Thorne on 30/05/2021 and they were found to have No Separate Penalty Imposed from the other charge with a penalty of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North East the Offender, Zydraunas Degutis age 48 of Riby Close, Gainsborough at a hearing on 09/02/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of National Byelaw: OFNB3(3) that took place at Stainforth & Keadby Canal (medge Hall To Thorne) near to Thorne on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £381.47

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, Alfie Tallon age 24 of Acre Moss Lane, Kendal at a hearing on 10/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lads Club – River Kent near to Kendal on 05/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £319.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, Daniel Keene age 40 of High Sparrowmire, Kendal at a hearing on 10/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lads Club – River Kent near to Kendal on 05/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £244.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, Jordan Nuttall age 25 of Belthorn Road, Belthorn at a hearing on 23/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Lake Windermere – South Basin near to Windermere on 05/09/2021 and they were fined the sum of £298.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, William Dominic Molyneux age 30 of Langton Close, Widnes at a hearing on 23/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hatchmere near to Northwich on 14/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £187.00

In February of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Daniel Barney age 33 of Granary Road, Newmarket at a hearing on 15/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Warmwell Holiday Park, Warmwell near to Dorchester on 20/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £315.00

In February of 2022 at Swindon the Offender, Alfie McGill age 30 of Gibraltar Crescent, Epsom at a hearing on 24/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Gold Valley Lakes near to Aldershot on 28/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £349.00

In February of 2022 at Swindon the Offender, Martin Ferry age 40 of Birnbeck Road, Weston-super-mare at a hearing on 24/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Todber Manor Lakes near to Sturminster Newton on 27/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £369.00

In February of 2022 at Swindon the Offender, Scott West age 45 of The Broadway, Laleham at a hearing on 24/02/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Hordle Lake near to New Milton on 28/08/2021 and they were fined the sum of £444.00

In January of 2022 at Barnsley Court the Offender, Paul Ullyott age 55 of Westfield Street, Barnsley at a hearing on 31/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Nether Mill Farm Fishery near to Barnsley on 15/04/2021 and they were fined the sum of £139.00

In January of 2022 at Coventry Court the Offender, Ivan Ivanov age 32 of Wood End Road, Wolverhampton at a hearing on 05/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Makins Fishery near to Wolvey on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In January of 2022 at Coventry Court the Offender, Matthew Ryan age 32 of Torbay Road, Coventry at a hearing on 05/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Parkers Pool, Bulkington near to Nuneaton on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £315.00

In January of 2022 at Coventry Court the Offender, Razvan Vasile Craciun age 23 of Oliver Street, Coventry at a hearing on 05/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Weston Lawns near to Bulkington on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In January of 2022 at Coventry Court the Offender, Samir – Costel Craciun age 29 of Stepney Road, Coventry at a hearing on 05/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Weston Lawns near to Bulkington on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In January of 2022 at Hull and Holderness Court the Offender, Artur Volkov age 35 of Somerset Street, Hull at a hearing on 14/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of National Byelaw: OFB10 that took place at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley on 29/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £209.00

In January of 2022 at Hull and Holderness Court the Offender, Yosif Yosifov age 28 of Belle Vue Road, Halifax at a hearing on 14/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Hillcrest Farm near to Morley on 03/04/2021 and they were fined the sum of £278.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the Offender, Mark Kovacs age 25 of Montpelier Gardens, London at a hearing on 19/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 31/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £302.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – London the Offender, Tomas Satinskas age 40 of Godman Road, Grays at a hearing on 19/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tylers Common Fisheries near to Harold Wood on 04/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £299.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Allan Matthews age 50 of Shelley Avenue, Grimsby at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of False Details that took place at Cheapside Farm Pond near to Holton Le Clay on 01/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Allan Matthews age 50 of Shelley Avenue, Grimsby at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Cheapside Farm Pond near to Holton Le Clay on 01/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Andrew Bailey age 55 of Beaufort Street, Derby at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Birch House Lakes near to Brailsford on 18/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £435.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Andrew Vintin age 38 of Priorway Avenue, Borrowash at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Beechwood Park near to Elvaston on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £209.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Craig Stirk age 36 of Crossway Green, Stourport-on-severn at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Close Season Fishing that took place at Holt Fleet – River Severn near to Worcester on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £528.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Craig Stirk age 36 of Crossway Green, Stourport-on-severn at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Holt Fleet – River Severn near to Worcester on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £528.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Daniel Palmer age 36 of Columbus Way, Grimsby at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Cheapside Farm Pond near to Holton Le Clay on 01/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Dean Manning age 33 of Beaufort Street, Derby at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Birch House Lakes near to Brailsford on 18/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £209.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Gary Brown age 50 of Winston Avenue, Coventry at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Peatling Parva Pools near to Peatling Parva on 03/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Katrina Jones age 59 of Mount Road, Lanesfield at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lakeside Leisure, Boating Lake near to Ingoldmells on 29/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £251.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Lee Kimber age 28 of Honey Croft Court, Broadmeadows, South Normanton at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tibshelf Ponds near to Tibshelf on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £335.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Lee Wells age 46 of Kemberton Drive, Widnes at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Collingham, River Trent near to on 29/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £412.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Michelle Bailey age 52 of Beaufort Street, Derby at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Birch House Lakes near to Brailsford on 18/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £209.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Ritchie Beard age 21 of Truro Crescent, Chaddesden at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Coopers Hall Lake near to Weston On Trent on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £289.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Ryan Bell age 21 of Fernilee Gardens, Chaddesden at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Coopers Hall Lake near to Weston On Trent on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £282.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Thomas Wright age 27 of Trent Road, Ilkeston at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Pioneer Pond near to Ilkeston on 07/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £262.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – Midlands the Offender, Tom Moore age 21 of Copes Way, Chaddesden at a hearing on 17/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Coopers Hall Lake near to Weston On Trent on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £255.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, Slawomir Kalwinck age 48 of Bury Old Road, Prestwich at a hearing on 12/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tickled Trout Left Bank – River Ribble near to on 02/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £330.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Bariomies Gorycki age 31 of Honeysuckle Road, Southampton at a hearing on 29/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Mansbridge – River Itchen near to Eastleigh on 09/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £209.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Brandon Caine age 21 of Kendal Avenue, Southampton at a hearing on 29/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Riverside Park – River Itchen near to Southampton on 29/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £297.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Cameron Browning age 22 of Mansel Road West, Southampton at a hearing on 29/01/2022 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Riverside Park – River Itchen near to Southampton on 29/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In January of 2022 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, John Draper age 42 of Riversway, King’s Lynn at a hearing on 29/01/2022 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at John O Gaunt’s Fishery near to Kings Somborne on 25/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £209.00

In December of 2021 at Cannock Court the Offender, Jon Hill age 27 of Dunbar Close, Stafford at a hearing on 07/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Preparing To Fish With No Licence that took place at Carneys Pools near to Bishton on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In December of 2021 at Cannock Court the Offender, Sean Hill age 20 of East Holme, Hilderstone at a hearing on 07/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Carneys Pools near to Bishton on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In December of 2021 at Grimsby Court the Offender, James Cowan age 25 of Grampian Way, Thorne at a hearing on 09/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Stainforth & Keadby Canal near to Thorne on 30/12/2020 and they were fined the sum of £234.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, Mark Harrison age 34 of Neil Street, Widnes at a hearing on 15/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tickled Trout Right Bank – River Ribble near to on 02/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £262.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – North West the Offender, Piotr Kozua age 29 of Wensley Road, Salford at a hearing on 01/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tickled Trout Left Bank – River Ribble near to on 02/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £329.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Adam Hunter age 48 of Selham Close, Crawley at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at The Old Quarry Fishery near to Betchworth on 10/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Adam May age 21 of Merchland Road, London at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Brooklands Lake near to Dartford on 12/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £217.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Andrejs Matjukevics age 41 of West Parade, Wisbech at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Sheppersons Bridge – Twenty Foot River near to March on 20/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £204.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Andrew Weafer age 33 of Grove Hill, Chalfont St. Peter at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 24/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Anthony Parker age 42 of Olvega Drive, Buntingford at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Clayfield Fishery – (formerly Known As Weeley Fishing Lakes) near to Clacton On Sea on 10/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Anthony Zammit age 42 of Compass Street, Lowestoft at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Weybread Pits, Weybread near to Harleston on 06/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £235.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Archie Bugden age 21 of Glenview Road, Bromley at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Mousehole Fishery near to East Peckham on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Brice Green age 33 of Sutherland Road, Belvedere at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Frant Lakes near to Frant on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Christian Walton age 42 of Elford Road, Cliffe at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Mousehole Fishery near to East Peckham on 04/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Christopher Wedlake age 41 of Limpsfield Road, South Croydon at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Stubpond Fishery, Newchapel near to Lingfield on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Chris Wood age 37 of New Street, Wellington at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Elphicks Farm Lakes near to Horsmonden on 26/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Daniel Chapman age 34 of Long Lane, Hillingdon at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Farlows Lake near to Iver on 24/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Darren Allan James age 52 of Barry Lynham Drive, Newmarket at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Jeagor Farm Fishery near to Mildenhall on 20/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £144.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, David Flynn age 39 of Brooklands Road, Larkfield at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Brooklands Lake near to Dartford on 12/06/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £92.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Dragos Iulian Florea age 33 of Jaguar Drive, Badersfield at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Horstead Mill – River Bure near to Horstead on 17/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £227.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Dylan James age 25 of Mingay Road, Thetford at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Jeagor Farm Fishery near to Mildenhall on 20/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £144.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Eduard Popescu age 32 of Gurney Close, Barking at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green near to Waltham Abbey on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Elena Colniceanu age 36 of Aerofoil Grove, Colchester at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Clayfield Fishery – (formerly Known As Weeley Fishing Lakes) near to Clacton On Sea on 10/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Enzo Giardina age 36 of Whitmore Way, Horley at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Bean Lake – Greens Farm near to Newdigate on 19/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £162.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Harry Adams age 23 of Saffron Close, Hoddesdon at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Jason Bates age 32 of Chestnut Terrace, Hadley at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Elphicks Farm Lakes near to Horsmonden on 26/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Kaine Bassett age 62 of Grange Close, West Molesey at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at River Mole near to Esher on 15/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Luke Miceli age 25 of Meadow Way, Leighton Buzzard at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 06/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Marius-Alin Ispas age 36 of Aerofoil Grove, Colchester at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Clayfield Fishery – (formerly Known As Weeley Fishing Lakes) near to Clacton On Sea on 10/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Mike Felstead age 47 of Pagitt Street, Chatham at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Willows Angling Centre Lakes (formerly Bax Farm Lakes) near to Sittingbourne on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £159.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Nicolae Grisa age 40 of Leyswood Drive, Ilford at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Rib Valley Lakes near to Ware on 28/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £160.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Nicolae Museu age 34 of Gurney Close, Barking at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green near to Waltham Abbey on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Nicolae Victor Craciun age 36 of Spencer Road, Harrow at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Close Season Fishing that took place at Cassiobury Park – River Gade near to Watford on 05/06/2021 and they were found to have No Separate Penalty Imposed from the other charge with a penalty of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Nicolae Victor Craciun age 36 of Spencer Road, Harrow at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Theft Of Fish: TA002 that took place at Cassiobury Park – River Gade near to Watford on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £265.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Paulius Vitas age 29 of Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Horstead Mill – River Bure near to Horstead on 17/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £237.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Peter Shadwell age 40 of Retcar Place, London at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Stubpond Fishery, Newchapel near to Lingfield on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £237.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Rares Nagy age 38 of Harrow Road, Wembley at a hearing on 23/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green near to Waltham Abbey on 05/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Roy Page age 60 of Hatchett Road, Feltham at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Bury Hill Lakes near to Dorking on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Sam Thomas Young age 30 of The Crescent, Epsom at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Gabriels Farm Lake near to Edenbridge on 06/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Steven Aldridge age 61 of Canterbury Road, Hawkinge at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Mousehole Fishery near to East Peckham on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £250.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Steven Draper age 50 of Laburnum Close, Horsford at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 17/06/2021 and they were given a Conditional Discharge of 6 Months with a penalty of £92.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Taylor Glover age 23 of Mcadam Close, Hoddesdon at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes) near to London Colney on 27/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Thomas Cash age 28 of Cambridge Gardens, Kingston Upon Thames at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Bury Hill Lakes near to Dorking on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £389.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South East the Offender, Tommie Crilly age 20 of Sidcup Hill, Sidcup at a hearing on 21/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Brooklands Lake near to Dartford on 12/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £237.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Christopher Timson age 35 of Shannon Close, Fareham at a hearing on 09/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Tithe Barns near to Fareham on 09/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £94.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Craig Porter age 35 of Blue Hut Way, Basingstoke at a hearing on 09/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of National Byelaw: OFB10 that took place at Vale Farm near to Longparish on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Craig Porter age 35 of Blue Hut Way, Basingstoke at a hearing on 09/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Vale Farm near to Longparish on 30/05/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Dale Bilton age 35 of Shirley Road, Southampton at a hearing on 09/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Close Season Fishing that took place at Southampton Common Lake near to Southampton on 13/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Dale Bilton age 35 of Shirley Road, Southampton at a hearing on 09/12/2021 received a verdict of Proof In Absence for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Southampton Common Lake near to Southampton on 13/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £619.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Jason Brocklesby age 29 of Bellfield, Fareham at a hearing on 02/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Newlands Farm near to Fareham on 13/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £309.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Luke Arnold age 33 of Farm Road, West Moors at a hearing on 02/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at River Farm near to Titchfield on 26/06/2021 and they were fined the sum of £309.00

In December of 2021 at Single Justice Procedure – South West the Offender, Marcin Piersa age 37 of Green Lane, Walsall at a hearing on 29/12/2021 received a verdict of Guilty for the offence of Unlicensed Fishing that took place at Ripple – River Severn near to Tewkesbury on 18/07/2021 and they were fined the sum of £329.00

 

 

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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.

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.