Source: Angling Trust

The Angling Trust and Environment Agency are urging anglers to renew their rod licence or risk appearing on a new list identifying people who have been caught fishing illegally published on the Angling Trust’s website HERE

Mark Lloyd, the Angling Trust’s Chief Executive, 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.