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Daily Archives: July 23, 2019

Enforcement officers crack down on illegal fishing

Over the three days, 17 people were reported for various fisheries offences, most of which were for fishing without a licence. As well as the rod licence offences the officers discovered two illegal crayfish traps, which were seized. David Shears, Senior Fisheries Enforcement Officer at the Environment Agency, said: “Despite the unseasonal low temperatures there were still anglers and offenders …

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Wokingham angler Dean Fletcher claims new carp record

Image copyright Dean Fletcher Image caption Dean Fletcher landed the fish after trying to catch it for three years An angler has claimed a UK record for the heaviest carp after trying to catch it for three years. Dean Fletcher, 53, from Wokingham, landed the 68lb 1oz carp, known as “the parrot” due to the shape of its mouth, at …

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