Dumitru Stancu, 24, and Adrian Diaconescu, 21, both of Newhampton Road West in Wolverhampton, were both held but a fishing looseness on a Shropshire Union Canal, and this week they were fined £440 each.
They were found guilty during Telford Magistrates Court on Wednesday of regulating unlawful rods and violation a inhabitant bylaw of stealing fish but permission, on Jun 3 of this year.
Neither male seemed during court.
The dual were also systematic to compensate costs of £127 and a £44 plant surcharge each.
A orator from a Environment Agency said: “An annual fishing looseness costs only £30, nonetheless a tiny series of anglers continue to gibe a law and risk charge for fishing but a looseness and breaching bylaws in place to strengthen fish stocks.
“It’s critical anglers have a looseness before fishing. The income from licences is invested into England’s fisheries and rivers – improving a competition of angling.
“Anglers should also safeguard that they are informed with a bylaws, that are accessible on a Environment Agency web pages.”
Fishing looseness income is also used to account a Angling Trust to yield information about fishing, to inspire appearance in a competition and to conduct a intentional bailiff scheme.
Anyone witnessing bootleg fishing can news it directly to a Environment Agency hotline on 0800 807060.
Information on bootleg fishing and environmental crime can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.