Tag: environment agency

Stone angler faces fines and costs of over £1,800 over variety of offences after Environment Agency Action

Angler George Holland of Coppice Gardens, Stone  has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,855.81, after a successful prosecution by the Environment Agency for a variety of offences that took place at Izzak Walton Fishery in Chebsey.  Mr Holland was fined £660 for threatening behaviour at North Staffordshire Justice Centre, , and ordered to […]

2017 sees 122 offences of fishing during the coarse fish close season

The Environment Agency reported 122 offences of fishing during the close season, following 670 patrols carried out in the restricted period. The targeted patrols also detected 179 other offences, mainly unlicensed fishing. Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers were supported by 232 Angling Trust Voluntary Bailiff Service members, carrying out over 5,000 hours of patrols under […]

Army of 474 volunteer bailiffs are helping the EA crack down on illegal fishing

Picture: Working together: an Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer patrolling with West Mercia Police and a Volunteer Bailiff The fight against illegal fishing has received a massive boost with the recruitment of an additional 150 anglers to the Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS). Following induction days held in six regions throughout the past three […]