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Daily Archives: February 2, 2019

How a fishing trip cost a Gloucester man over £800 in fines

A fishing trip cost a Gloucester man over £800 in fines after he was caught committing wildlife crime. Frank Cole, of Bibury Road, Gloucester, was punished for doing his hobby in the closed season and without a licence. The 52-year-old was found guilty in his absence at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on November 26 for his actions six months earlier. On …

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Police called to reports that fish are being stolen from this Gloucestershire lake

Police are investigating reports that fish thieves have targeted a Gloucestershire lake. Anglers called in police after being shown Facebook posts of men with fish believed to have been taken from the former colliery site in the Forest of Dean. Water bailiffs say they are constantly chasing poachers fishing for carp to eat from lakes across the country. Water lillies …

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ANGLING LINES: Wet weather proves a menace to catches

SKIPTON ANGLING ASSOCIATION More or less continuous spells of heavy rain have kept river levels high over the last few days and although the forecast is for dryer conditions, the local fishing scene is likely to take some time before sport improves, especially with regard to the River Aire. One or two anglers have been fishing the river when it …

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