Environment Agency denies rumours of fish thefts from Fenland rivers

THE Environment Agency has dismissed rumours that fish are being stolen from Fenland rivers in overnight raids.

Anglers had become increasingly worried about the number of fish, in particular bream and eel, left in streams and drains around the region and believed people were not replacing them after they were caught.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “We have not had reports of fish being stolen from waters around Fenland. The reduction of the number of fish could be down to the seasonal changes and may not be in the same places as they were.”

CONTACT: If you have any information regarding fish theft contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807060.

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