Birmingham Anglers Association member Stephen Brophy from Dudley has been banned from the association for life following and altercation with a bailiff on the River Severn at Arley.

The incident happened last September when the bailiff asked for Mr Brophy’s membership card. He was removed from the water by the police.

The BAA committee subsequently considered the facts and gave the member the opportunity to give his account of the incident. This resulted in the committee issuing a life ban and also for Mr Brophy being banned by the land owner from all land and fishing belonging to the Arley Estate.

A spokesman said: “The BAA works alongside the EA, Police and Angling Trust to keep our waters safe and will prosecute anyone who threatens that, so when you do meet a bailiff, please give them your support… they’re doing it on your behalf!”