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Welsh anglers banned from fishing at lake on border between Wales and England | ITV News

Welsh anglers are banned from fishing at a lake – just yards away from English anglers fishing on the other bank.

A lake in the Wye Valley has one bank in Wales with the other side over the border in Gloucestershire in England.

Broadstone Park is located between Monmouth and Coleford in Gloucestershire, with officials at the park urging Welsh anglers to stay away.

The Welsh Government has banned people from travel for exercise including fishing trips.

But the rules from the UK Government in England are more relaxed and give people the opportunity to travel to destinations for outdoor activities and to exercise.

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Broadstone Park is located on the border between Wales and England. Credit: Google Maps

The fishing ponds are a few metres inside England and one of the banks is in Wales.
As soon as it was announced that you could fish, I was getting calls.
But we’re being very, very strict and limiting how many people come fishing at any one time so it’s easy to keep good social distancing.
I’ve had quite a number of calls but if I know they are travelling from Wales, I would say ‘no’.
I tell them they’re better off staying in Wales.

Jeff Revill, Park and campsite owner
The park is urging Welsh anglers to stay away. Credit: Google Maps

Mr Revill said the fact that the lakes – which are stocked with carp, rudd, bream, trout and perch – are on the border is considered a selling point for visitors.

He said: “Most of the time, it has a novelty to it. People come from Wales and England camping and some prefer to camp in their own country and some prefer to ‘go abroad’.”

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