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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.

 

July, August and September 2021

Adam Batty, 30 of Chapel Garth, Ottringham committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 18/04/2021 at Rush Lyvars near to Hedon and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Adrian Barboi, 26 of The Pines, Worksop committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Birkwood Fisheries, Normanton near to Wakefield and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £402.00 in the month of October 2021.

Adrian Fisher, 64 of Commercial Street, Batley committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Birkwood Fisheries, Normanton near to Wakefield and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Benjamin Green, 25 of Paddock Close, Eggborough committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Birkwood Fisheries, Normanton near to Wakefield and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £302.00 in the month of October 2021.

Bogdan Ionut Popescu, 25 of Edgware Avenue, Leeds committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 10/04/2021 at Oakland Waters near to Snaith and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £329.00 in the month of October 2021.

Brian Poole, 39 of Broadway East, Redcar committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Callum Jackson, 21 of Askew Avenue, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 26/04/2021 at Bakers Pond near to Newport and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £315.00 in the month of October 2021.

Callum Kinsley, 20 of Gildane, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 29/05/2021 at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Callum Roper, 23 of Lodge Street, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 18/04/2021 at Rush Lyvars near to Hedon and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £289.00 in the month of October 2021.

Carl Foy, 56 of South Parkway, Leeds committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 28/04/2021 at Swillington Park Fishery near to Rothwell and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £157.00 in the month of October 2021.

Clayton Brian Bell, 38 of Cheltenham Court, St. Helen Auckland committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 01/05/2021 at Knitsley Mill Fishery near to Consett and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £352.00 in the month of October 2021.

Conor Arnold, 22 of Eastdean Drive, Leeds committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 20/04/2021 at Chippies Quarry near to Scholes and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Corey Rawlinson, 23 of Stubley Road, Heckmondwike committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 03/04/2021 at Hillcrest Farm near to Morley and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £269.00 in the month of October 2021.

Craig Johnson, 30 of Cyprus Street, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 05/05/2021 at Woodalls Pond near to Newport and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £209.00 in the month of October 2021.

Dale Gilbert Gray, 33 of Red Scar Lane, Scarborough committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 13/05/2021 at Rosedale Fishery near to Scarborough and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £280.00 in the month of October 2021.

Daniel Dagnall, 30 of Taylor Avenue, Hull committed the offence of Close Season Fishing on 03/05/2021 at Beverley Beck End – River Hull near to Beverley and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Daniel Scott, 34 of Rawcliffe Grove, Hull committed the offence of Close Season Fishing and Unlicensed Fishing on 03/05/2021 at Beverley Beck End – River Hull near to Beverley and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £609.00 in the month of October 2021.

Jake Beckworth, 42 of Manor Park Avenue, Allerton Bywater committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 28/04/2021 at Swillington Park Fishery near to Rothwell and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £262.00 in the month of October 2021.

Jake Campion, 25 of Davison Road, Darlington committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Morndyke, Carlton Minniot near to Busby Stoop and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £209.00 in the month of October 2021.

James Chippendale, 19 of Pinewood Avenue, Wakefield committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Horbury Lagoons near to Horbury and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £275.00 in the month of October 2021.

James Meyers, 37 of Oak Street, New Crofton committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 17/04/2021 at 7 Lakes Country Park near to Crowle and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £309.00 in the month of October 2021.

James O’Malley, 42 of Canal Side West, Newport committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 18/04/2021 at Bakers Pond near to Newport and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £552.00 in the month of October 2021.

Jamie Birdsall, 33 of The Drive, Kippax committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Birkwood Fisheries, Normanton near to Wakefield and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £319.00 in the month of October 2021.

Josh Rodgers, 22 of New Cross Way, Sheffield committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 11/05/2021 at Elm Tree Fishery near to Rotherham and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £277.00 in the month of October 2021.

Joshua Pickering, 31 of Staintondale Avenue, Redcar committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Jozsef Balogh, 39 of Common Road, Staincliffe committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Horbury Lagoons near to Horbury and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £262.00 in the month of October 2021.

Kieran Lyons, 25 of Burslem Street, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 28/04/2021 at Westlands Pond near to Brandesburton and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Lee Cobb, 36 of Low Lane, Birstall committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 03/05/2021 at Raker Lakes near to Wheldrake and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Lee Johnson, 27 of Neasham Road, Darlington committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £285.00 in the month of October 2021.

Liam Johnson, 29 of Fairmont Road, Grimsby committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 11/05/2021 at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £268.00 in the month of October 2021.

Liam Kershaw, 33 of Spring Bank, Grimsby committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 11/05/2021 at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £306.00 in the month of October 2021.

Macaulay Rowbottom, 21 of Ripley Close, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 29/05/2021 at Risby Park Lake near to Beverley and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Marc Millbank, 42 of Gower Road, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 07/05/2021 at Doctors Pond near to Hull and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Mark Holroyd, 41 of Langdale Street, Elland committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 03/04/2021 at Low Moor near to Middleton and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Matthew Kobrus, 23 of Benton Road, Middlesbrough committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Morndyke, Carlton Minniot near to Busby Stoop and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £277.00 in the month of October 2021.

Matthew Morrell, 32 of Crabgate Drive, Skellow committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 01/05/2021 at Oakland Waters near to Snaith and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £393.00 in the month of October 2021.

Mccorie Mark Carmichael, 22 of West Dyke Road, Redcar committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Woodlands Lake near to Thirsk and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Nicholas Hushes, 42 of Burnholme Avenue, York committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 12/05/2021 at Pool Bridge Farm Fishery near to Wheldrake and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 02/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £294.00 in the month of October 2021.

Richard Bainton, 34 of Mersey Street, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 18/04/2021 at Bakers Pond near to Newport and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Ryan Brooks, 25 of Dijon Avenue, York committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 03/05/2021 at Raker Lakes near to Wheldrake and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £316.00 in the month of October 2021.

Steven Jarman, 58 of Grove Lea Walk, Pontefract committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 23/04/2021 at Birkin Match Lake near to Birkin and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £315.00 in the month of October 2021.

Terence Middleton, 58 of Corinthian Way, Hull committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 25/05/2021 at Fossehill Shooting Ground near to Beverley and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £315.00 in the month of October 2021.

Tommy Coulson, 25 of St. Philips Grove, York committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 03/05/2021 at Raker Lakes near to Wheldrake and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £252.00 in the month of October 2021.

Zak Brudenell, 24 of Chippenham Road, Middlesbrough committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Morndyke, Carlton Minniot near to Busby Stoop and received a verdict of Guilty at Hull And Holderness on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £286.00 in the month of October 2021.

Reece Ackers, 30 of Pennine Lane, Golborne committed the offence of Close Season Fishing on 29/05/2021 at Shaws Arms – River Ribble near to Preston and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at North Cheshire on 22/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Robert Whitworth, 32 of Derby Road, Golborne committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing and Close Season Fishing on 29/05/2021 at Shaws Arms – River Ribble near to Preston and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at North Cheshire on 22/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £381.47 in the month of October 2021.

Ryan Britzman, 28 of Brassey Close, Feltham committed the offence of Close Season Fishing on 25/04/2021 at Shortwood Common Pond near to Staines and received a verdict of Guilty at Single Justice Procedure – South East on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Alan Colyer, 49 of Albert Carr Gardens, London committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 29/05/2021 at Henfold Fisheries Beare Green near to Newdigate and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £407.00 in the month of October 2021.

Andris Matjusenko, 40 of Gillett Avenue, London committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 08/05/2021 at Hanningfield Reservoir near to Runwell and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £269.00 in the month of October 2021.

Ben Harman, 43 of Upper Greenwoods Lane, Punnetts Town committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 09/05/2021 at Highlands Lake near to Framfield and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £219.00 in the month of October 2021.

Bradley Clapham, 26 of Whitwell, Peterborough committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Townsend Fishery near to Upwell and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Craig Watson, 33 of Holland Close, Bourne committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Townsend Fishery near to Upwell and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £157.00 in the month of October 2021.

David Manning, 33 of Wisbech Road, Thorney committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 16/05/2021 at Townsend Fishery near to Upwell and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Harry Knight, 23 of Nightingale Lane, Ide Hill committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 11/04/2021 at Orchard Place Farm near to Paddock Wood and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

John Taylor, 55 of Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 15/05/2021 at Elphicks Farm Lakes near to Horsmonden and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Jonathan Botting, 36 of Langhurstwood Road, Horsham committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 08/05/2021 at Paddock Lake – Dean House Farm near to Newdigate and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Jonathan Roe, 33 of Notley Road, Lowestoft committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 25/04/2021 at Coston Carp Lakes near to Coston and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £209.00 in the month of October 2021.

Joseph Murphy, 34 of Newports, Crockenhill committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 15/05/2021 at Frant Lakes near to Frant and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Kate Bickmore, 41 of Weare Road, Tunbridge Wells committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 15/05/2021 at Frant Lakes near to Frant and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Kris Harvey, 42 of Halstead Place, Halstead committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 15/05/2021 at Frant Lakes near to Frant and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Liam Barnes, 31 of Devonshire Road, Gillingham committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 15/05/2021 at Hartley Lands Farm near to Cranbrook and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £245.00 in the month of October 2021.

Sean Douglas Wiggill, 46 of Mill Lane, Felbridge committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 17/04/2021 at Moat Pond near to East Grinstead and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £87.00 in the month of October 2021.

Tony Axford, 35 of Ordnance Road, London committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 01/05/2021 at Rayne Lodge Fishery near to Rayne and received a verdict of Proof In Absence at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £389.00 in the month of October 2021.

Viorel Ciobotaru, 38 of Friars Way, Tunbridge Wells committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 21/03/2021 at Sherwood Lake near to Tunbridge Wells and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 23/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £269.00 in the month of October 2021.

William Whitney, 35 of Oaktree Grove, Ilford committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 17/04/2021 at Beaver Farm Lakes near to East Grinstead and received a verdict of Guilty at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings on 13/09/2021 and a sentence of a Conditional Discharge: 6 Months with a penalty of £22.00 in the month of October 2021.

Chris Hart, 46 of Cottey Crescent, Exeter committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Riverton Fishery Swimbridge near to Barnstaple and received a verdict of Guilty at Swindon on 02/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £302.00 in the month of October 2021.

Cory Birch, 29 of Trinity Close, Wellington committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 02/05/2021 at Upper Tamar Lake near to Kilkhampton and received a verdict of Guilty at Swindon on 02/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £318.00 in the month of October 2021.

Ross Ryan, 25 of Monkleigh, Bideford committed the offence of Unlicensed Fishing on 04/04/2021 at Jennetts Reservoir near to Bideford and received a verdict of Guilty at Swindon on 02/09/2021 and a sentence of a fine with a penalty of £269.00 in the month of October 2021.

Adam Batty, 30 of Chapel Garth, Ottringham comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Rush Lyvars fishery near to Hedon on 18/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Adrian Barboi, 26 of The Pines, Worksop comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birkwood Fisheries, Norm, near to Wakefield on 16/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £402.00 in the month of September 2021.

Adrian Fisher, 64 of Commercial Street, Batley comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birkwood Fisheries, Norm, near to Wakefield on 16/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Benjamin Green, 25 of Paddock Close, Eggboroug comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birkwood Fisheries, Norm, near to Wakefield on 16/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £302.00 in the month of September 2021.

Bogdan Ionut Popescu, 25 of Edgware Avenue, Leeds comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Oakland Waters fishery near to Snaith on 10/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £329.00 in the month of September 2021.

Brian Poole, 39 of Broadway East, Redcar comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake fishery near to Thirsk on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Callum Jackson, 21 of Askew Avenue, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Bakers Pond fishery near to Newport on 26/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £315.00 in the month of September 2021.

Callum Kinsley, 20 of Gildane, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Risby Park Lake fishery near to Beverley on 29/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Callum Roper, 23 of Lodge Street, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Rush Lyvars fishery near to Hedon on 18/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £289.00 in the month of September 2021.

Carl Foy, 56 of South Parkway, Leeds comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Swillington Park Fishery near to Rothwell on 28/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £157.00 in the month of September 2021.

Clayton Brian Bell, 38 of Cheltenham Court, St. Hel comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Knitsley Mill Fishery near to Consett on 01/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £352.00 in the month of September 2021.

Conor Arnold, 22 of Eastdean Drive, Leeds comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Chippies Quarry fishery near to Scholes on 20/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Corey Rawlinson, 23 of Stubley Road, Heckmondw comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hillcrest Farm fishery near to Morley on 03/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £269.00 in the month of September 2021.

Craig Johnson, 30 of Cyprus Street, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodalls Pond fishery near to Newport on 05/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £209.00 in the month of September 2021.

Dale Gilbert Gray, 33 of Red Scar Lane, Scarboroug comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Rosedale Fishery near to Scarborough on 13/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £280.00 in the month of September 2021.

Daniel Dagnall, 30 of Taylor Avenue, Hull comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at Beverley Beck End – River fishery near to Beverley on 03/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Daniel Scott, 34 of Rawcliffe Grove, Hull comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at Beverley Beck End – River fishery near to Beverley on 03/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £609.00 in the month of September 2021.

Jake Beckworth, 42 of Manor Park Avenue, Allert comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Swillington Park Fishery near to Rothwell on 28/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £262.00 in the month of September 2021.

Jake Campion, 25 of Davison Road, Darlington comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Morndyke, Carlton Minnio fishery near to Busby Stoop on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £209.00 in the month of September 2021.

James Chippendale, 19 of Pinewood Avenue, Wakefi comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Horbury Lagoons fishery near to Horbury on 16/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £275.00 in the month of September 2021.

James Meyers, 37 of Oak Street, New Crofton comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at 7 Lakes Country Park fishery near to Crowle on 17/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £309.00 in the month of September 2021.

James O’Malley, 42 of Canal Side West, Newport comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Bakers Pond fishery near to Newport on 18/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £552.00 in the month of September 2021.

Jamie Birdsall, 33 of The Drive, Kippax comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birkwood Fisheries, Norm, near to Wakefield on 16/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £319.00 in the month of September 2021.

Josh Rodgers, 22 of New Cross Way, Sheffield comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Elm Tree Fishery near to Rotherham on 11/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £277.00 in the month of September 2021.

Joshua Pickering, 31 of Staintondale Avenue, Red comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake fishery near to Thirsk on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Jozsef Balogh, 39 of Common Road, Staincliffe comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Horbury Lagoons fishery near to Horbury on 16/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £262.00 in the month of September 2021.

Kieran Lyons, 25 of Burslem Street, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Westlands Pond fishery near to Brandesburton on 28/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Lee Cobb, 36 of Low Lane, Birstall comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Raker Lakes fishery near to Wheldrake on 03/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Lee Johnson, 27 of Neasham Road, Darlington comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake fishery near to Thirsk on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £285.00 in the month of September 2021.

Liam Johnson, 29 of Fairmont Road, Grimsby comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 11/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £268.00 in the month of September 2021.

Liam Kershaw, 33 of Spring Bank, Grimsby comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hunters Lodge Fisheries near to Elsham on 11/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £306.00 in the month of September 2021.

Macaulay Rowbottom, 21 of Ripley Close, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Risby Park Lake fishery near to Beverley on 29/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Marc Millbank, 42 of Gower Road, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Doctors Pond fishery near to Hull on 07/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Mark Holroyd, 41 of Langdale Street, Elland comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Low Moor fishery near to Middleton on 03/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Matthew Kobrus, 23 of Benton Road, Middlesbrou comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Morndyke, Carlton Minnio fishery near to Busby Stoop on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £277.00 in the month of September 2021.

Matthew Morrell, 32 of Crabgate Drive, Skellow comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Oakland Waters fishery near to Snaith on 01/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £393.00 in the month of September 2021.

Mccorie Mark Carmichael, 22 of West Dyke Road, Redcar comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Woodlands Lake fishery near to Thirsk on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Nicholas Hushes, 42 of Burnholme Avenue, York comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Pool Bridge Farm Fishery near to Wheldrake on 12/05/2021 and on 02/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £294.00 in the month of September 2021.

Richard Bainton, 34 of Mersey Street, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Bakers Pond fishery near to Newport on 18/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Ryan Brooks, 25 of Dijon Avenue, York comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Raker Lakes fishery near to Wheldrake on 03/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £316.00 in the month of September 2021.

Steven Jarman, 58 of Grove Lea Walk, Pontefrac comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Birkin Match Lake fishery near to Birkin on 23/04/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £315.00 in the month of September 2021.

Terence Middleton, 58 of Corinthian Way, Hull comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Fossehill Shooting Ground fishery near to Beverley on 25/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £315.00 in the month of September 2021.

Tommy Coulson, 25 of St. Philips Grove, York comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Raker Lakes fishery near to Wheldrake on 03/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £252.00 in the month of September 2021.

Zak Brudenell, 24 of Chippenham Road, Middle comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Morndyke, Carlton Minnion fishery near to Busby Stoop on 02/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Hull & Holderness Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £286.00 in the month of September 2021.

Reece Ackers, 30 of Pennine Lane, Golborne comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at Shaws Arms – River Ribble fishery near to Preston on 29/05/2021 and on 22/09/2021 at North Cheshire Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Robert Whitworth, 32 of Derby Road, Golborne comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing and at Shaws Arms – River Ribble fishery near to Preston on 29/05/2021 and on 22/09/2021 at North Cheshire Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £381.47 in the month of September 2021.

Ryan Britzman, 28 of Brassey Close, Feltham comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at Shortwood Common Pond fishery near to Staines on 25/04/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Single Justice Procedure – Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Alan Colyer, 49 of Albert Carr Gardens, Lond comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Henfold Fisheries Beare fishery near to Newdigate on 29/05/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £407.00 in the month of September 2021.

Andris Matjusenko, 40 of Gillett Avenue, London comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hanningfield Reservoir fishery near to Runwell on 08/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £269.00 in the month of September 2021.

Ben Harman, 43 of Upper Greenwoods Lane, comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Highlands Lake fishery near to Framfield on 09/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £219.00 in the month of September 2021.

Bradley Clapham, 26 of Whitwell, Peterborough comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Townsend Fishery near to Upwell on 16/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Craig Watson, 33 of Holland Close, Bourne comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Townsend Fishery near to Upwell on 16/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £157.00 in the month of September 2021.

David Manning, 33 of Wisbech Road, Thorney comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Townsend Fishery near to Upwell on 16/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Harry Knight, 23 of Nightingale Lane, Ide Hill comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Orchard Place Farm fishery near to Paddock Wood on 11/04/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

John Taylor, 55 of Woolwich Road, Bexleyhe comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Elphicks Farm Lakes fishery near to Horsmonden on 15/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Jonathan Botting, 36 of Langhurstwood Road, Hors comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Paddock Lake – Dean Hous fishery near to Newdigate on 08/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Jonathan Roe, 33 of Notley Road, Lowestoft comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Coston Carp Lakes fishery near to Coston on 25/04/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £209.00 in the month of September 2021.

Joseph Murphy, 34 of Newports, Crockenhill comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Frant Lakes fishery near to Frant on 15/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Kate Bickmore, 41 of Weare Road, Tunbridge W comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Frant Lakes fishery near to Frant on 15/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Kris Harvey, 42 of Halstead Place, Halstead comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Frant Lakes fishery near to Frant on 15/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Liam Barnes, 31 of Devonshire Road, Gillingh comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Hartley Lands Farm fishery near to Cranbrook on 15/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £245.00 in the month of September 2021.

Sean Douglas Wiggill, 46 of Mill Lane, Felbridge comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Moat Pond fishery near to East Grinstead on 17/04/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £87.00 in the month of September 2021.

Tony Axford, 35 of Ordnance Road, London comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Rayne Lodge Fishery near to Rayne on 01/05/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of September 2021.

Viorel Ciobotaru, 38 of Friars Way, Tunbridge Wel comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Sherwood Lake fishery near to Tunbridge Wells on 21/03/2021 and on 23/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £269.00 in the month of September 2021.

William Whitney, 35 of Oaktree Grove, Ilford comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Beaver Farm Lakes fishery near to East Grinstead on 17/04/2021 and on 13/09/2021 at Sussex Eastern Lja Hastings Court received a verdict of Guilty and received a sentence of Conditional Discharge: 6 M and a penalty of £22.00 in the month of September 2021.

Chris Hart, 46 of Cottey Crescent, Exeter comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Riverton Fishery Swimbrid fishery near to Barnstaple on 02/05/2021 and on 02/09/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £302.00 in the month of September 2021.

Cory Birch, 29 of Trinity Close, Wellington comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Upper Tamar Lake fishery near to Kilkhampton on 02/05/2021 and on 02/09/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £318.00 in the month of September 2021.

Ross Ryan, 25 of Monkleigh, Bideford comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Jennetts Reservoir fishery near to Bideford on 04/04/2021 and on 02/09/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £269.00 in the month of September 2021.

Callum McNichol, 28 of Milton Avenue, Salford comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Pennington Flash fishery near to Leigh on 17/01/2021 and on 25/08/2021 at North Cheshire Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £258.00 in the month of August 2021.

Jordan Ross, 19 of Penley, Wrexham comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at Farndon – River Dee fishery near to Chester on 25/04/2021 and on 11/08/2021 at North Cheshire Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £246.50 in the month of August 2021.

Kieran Court, 28 of Chandos Grove, Salford comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Pennington Flash fishery near to Leigh on 17/01/2021 and on 25/08/2021 at North Cheshire Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £302.00 in the month of August 2021.

Lawrence Hirst, 24 of Quarry Lane, Christleton comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing and at River Dee Near A55 Road B fishery near to Chester on 25/04/2021 and on 11/08/2021 at North Cheshire Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £226.47 in the month of August 2021.

Ashley Pritchard, 40 of Beedon Way, North Stone comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at Riverside Park – River Itche fishery near to Southampton on 25/04/2021 and on 19/08/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £259.00 in the month of August 2021.

Bryce Sams, 25 of Trajan Walk, Andover comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Vale Farm fishery near to Longparish on 08/05/2021 and on 27/08/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Proof In Absence and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £389.00 in the month of August 2021.

Mark Armstrong, 59 of Frensham Lane, Headley comitted the offence of Unlicensed Fishing at Meon Springs fishery near to Petersfield on 16/05/2021 and on 27/08/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £316.00 in the month of August 2021.

Stephen Johnson, 57 of Lodge Road, Southampton comitted the offence of Close Season Fishing at White Swan – River Itchen fishery near to Swaythling on 25/04/2021 and on 19/08/2021 at Swindon Court received a verdict of Guilty and was given a sentence of a fine and a penalty of £344.00 in the month of August 2021.

 

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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.