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Big fine for water company following hazardous chemical leak that killed 30,000 River Amber fish

On 19 April 2018, at Derby Crown Court, sitting in Nottingham, Severn Trent Water Limited was fined £350,000, ordered to pay Environment Agency costs of £68,003, as well as a victim surcharge of £120. An estimated 30,000 dead fish and 5km of damaged ecology along the River Amber led to proceedings brought against Severn Trent […]

Shropshire farmer £36,000 lighter after serious breach of pollution regulations….

On 16 April 2018, Telford Magistrates’ Court fined the 55 year-old £16,000 and ordered him to pay £20,000 in costs, along with a £170 victim surcharge. The charges were brought by the Environment Agency under the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008 and Sections 24(1) and (4) of the Water Resources Act 1991. The Environment Agency […]

Anglian Water Report November 21st, 2017: 39lb pike from Pitsford Water

Week ending 19 November 2017 39lb 2oz monster Pike at Pitsford fish of a lifetime for Paul Adams Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531; Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350, Taverham Mills Fishery 01603 861014; Alton Water 01473 589105 Recreation Dept Anglian Water 01572 653021     Rutland Water We have seen […]

World Fishing Day from Fishing TV

Market leading VoD platform for high quality fishing content, Fishing TV, is in the initial stages of shaping one of the first ever global fishing events, World Fishing Day. At the heart of this initiative highlighting and celebrating the sport of angling, which is enjoyed by over 700m people worldwide, will be one of the […]

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 […]

Angling Trust highly critical of Welsh Government’s ‘chaotic’ proposals to ‘destroy’ value of fishing rights on natural waters

The Angling Trust and Fish Legal have submitted a highly critical joint response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on the ‘sustainable management of natural resources’. In particular, they challenged proposals to allow unfettered canoeing, kayaking and other paddlesports on all rivers in Wales which would destroy the value of fishing rights worth several millions of […]

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 […]