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140-year-old law preventing river fishing during spring likely to be scrapped following Government review

A 140-year-old law that prevents river fishing for three months a year could be scrapped following a Government review. The Environment Agency is due to publish an evidence paper this month following a two-year consultation with fishery scientists and members of the angling community. The law was introduced under the Freshwater Fisheries Act 1878 so fish could complete the “procreation …

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