Environment Agency clamping down on anglers without fishing licences

PUBLISHED: 15:27 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:27 30 January 2013

Anglers without a fishing licence are liable to be prosecuted

Anglers without a fishing licence are liable to be prosecuted

FOUR anglers were caught fishing without a licence on Saturday.

They were given offence report forms by Environment Agency officers who braved freezing temperatures for a spot-check on illegal fishing last Saturday.

Checks were carried out on 47 anglers along Norfolk and Cambridgeshire rivers.

Lesley Robertson, Environmental Crime Team Leader, said: “Those issued with offence tickets will almost certainly end up in court.”

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