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Home / Sporting Events / Fishing / Angler systematic to compensate scarcely £600 for fishing but a looseness that would have cost him only £30

Angler systematic to compensate scarcely £600 for fishing but a looseness that would have cost him only £30

A 21-year-old man has been fined £440 for fishing but a looseness that would have cost him only £30.

Dillon Rudkin, of Coston Road, Melton, was prosecuted by a Environment Agency 

He committed a corruption during at Lakeview Fisheries, in Melton in Jul final year.

The Environment Agency have expelled sum of a case, that was listened during Northampton Magistrates Court progressing this month. The suspect did not attend a conference and was convicted in his absence.

He was systematic to compensate a sum of £597.47. That includes a excellent of £440 and costs of £127.47 and a plant surcharge of £30.

An annual fishing looseness costs £30.

Following a verdict, Pete Haslock, coercion group personality for a Environment Agency in a East Midlands, said: “The box shows how severely a courts take these offences and acts as a pointer to anglers of a significance of carrying a rod licence.

“We wish it will yield a halt to any angler who is meditative of fishing but a licence.

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

An annual rod looseness costs 30

An annual rod looseness costs £30
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In a serve statement, a group said: “Every year opposite a country, thousands of anglers are prosecuted for not carrying a fishing licence.

“As good as intrigue other anglers, fishing illegally can lift a large penalty. Getting held but a looseness could land a excellent of adult to £2,500.

“All income from rod looseness sales is used to fund Environment Agency work to strengthen and urge fish bonds and fisheries, including improving habitats for fish and comforts for anglers, rebellious bootleg fishing and operative with partners to inspire people to give fishing a go.”


Any angler aged 13 or over, fishing on a river, waterway or still H2O needs a licence.

A 1-day looseness costs from only £6 and an annual looseness costs from only £30 (concessions available).

They are giveaway for those aged 13 to 16. Licences are available online or by job a Environment Agency on 0344 800 5386 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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