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Home / Sporting Events / Fishing / Angler fined for bootleg fishing was anticipating to locate LOBSTER in Derby city centre

Angler fined for bootleg fishing was anticipating to locate LOBSTER in Derby city centre

A brute fisherman strike with a outrageous excellent for illegally trapping fish in Derby pronounced that he was indeed perplexing to locate lobster.

Zong He was held putting trays with immature weave into a River Derwent circuitously St Mary’s Bridge during 1am.

Environment Agency officers detected He, who denied fishing for crayfish, though when they searched his car they found fishing equipment.

They also found immature weave trustworthy to duck carcasses on a stream circuitously that had been used to locate around 20 to 30 crayfish.

During a after talk underneath caution, He supposed that he had put trays into a water, though had hoped to locate lobster instead.

The Long Eaton male also denied any goal of offered what he had held and denied that they would be used in a takeaway emporium where he works.

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He seemed during Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court final Thursday, Aug 8 and pleaded guilty to fishing though a licence.

In mitigation, He settled that he had been in a nation for 22 years and never been any difficulty like this before.


He also settled he did not locate anything, though if he did he would have eaten it.

The 48-year-old was systematic to compensate a excellent of £276, £100 in costs and a £30 plant surcharge.

His sum volume to compensate is £406.

Speaking after a case, Pete Haslock, coercion group personality for a Environment Agency in a East Midlands, said: “The box shows how severely a Environment Agency take these offences and reminds everybody of a significance of carrying a licence.

“We wish it will yield a halt to anyone who is meditative of fishing though a licence.


“All of a income lifted from fishing licence sales is used to strengthen and urge fish bonds and fisheries, benefitting anglers and, for those held intrigue a system, we will always prosecute.”

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This occurrence happened in Sep 2018, though his justice coming happened recently.

The Environment Agency says it has given done even some-more arrests per a bootleg trapping of crayfish.


Anyone with information about this or any other environmental crime is asked to news it in certainty on 0800 807060.

They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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