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Daily Archives: September 19, 2019

Angler’s bill for unlicenced fishing trip increased after he failed to show up at court

An angler’s unlicensed Preston Park fishing trip ended with a bill for more than £600 after magistrates’ bumped up his fine for failing to attend court. Luke Johnson was due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning to answer charges of fishing without a licence and fishing during an annual closed season. But when the 26-year-old failed to …

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Angling Notes: Extra protection for white-clawed crayfish welcomed

New legislation to strengthen existing measures to protect the native white-clawed crayfish, has been welcomed by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The regulations will provide authorities with powers to prevent the spread of five non-native species included on the European Union list of invasive alien species of EU concern. White-clawed crayfish are a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the …

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