A 44-year aged male from Leicester has been found guilty of fishing but a licence, unwell to state his name and address, and interference a deputy in a execution of his duties in Jun 2018.
The box was brought to Leicester Magistrates Court by a Environment Agency on 5 Dec 2018 where Matt Ralton, of St Stephens Road, Leicester was valid guilty in his deficiency and systematic to compensate a sum chastisement of £1,428.
The chastisement includes fines of £800 and costs of £548 and a plant surcharge of £80 after Ralton was found in crack of a Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act (1975) and a Police Act (1996) on 2 Jun 2018 during Watery Gate, Normanton Turville, Thurlaston.
Following a verdict, Peter Haslock, Area Enforcement Team Leader for a Environment Agency said:
“This box shows anglers how severely a courts take these offences and highlights how we do not endure opposed poise towards a officers underneath any circumstances.
“It acts as a sign to anglers of a significance of carrying a rod looseness and we wish it will yield a halt to any angler who is meditative of fishing but a looseness or of unwell to give sum to an officer.
“All of a income lifted from rod looseness sales is used to strengthen and urge fish bonds and fisheries, benefitting anglers and, for those held intrigue a system, we will always prosecute.”
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.
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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). Licences are accessible from www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence or by job a Environment Agency on 0344 800 5386 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Anyone with information about bootleg fishing activities can hit a Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.