Angling Trust launches 'name and shame' prosecutions list
The Angling Trust and the Environment Agency are urging anglers to renew their rod licence or risk appearing on a new 'Name and Shame' list which appears on the Trust's website at www.anglingtrust.net/prosecutions. The list publishes the names and addresses of people who have been caught fishing illegally and shows how much they have been fined.
Angling Trust Chief Executive Mark Lloyd said: "We are happy to help with this initiative. All law-abiding anglers pay for the Environment Agency's fisheries service which does a great job improving fish stocks and funding angling development projects. We support the Environment Agency taking a tough line with those who cheat on their fellow anglers. We hope this list will be helpful to clubs and fisheries in identifying licence cheats. Every angler fishing in freshwater must buy a licence."
The Prosecution List is published around the middle of each month with the previous month's prosecutions. This data is provided periodically by the Environment Agency and only refers to prosecutions of anglers that were conducted by courts in England in the month stated.
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