AN angler has been fined £100 for using groundbait and maggots at his local fishery.
Darren Young of Wood Cottage,
South Road, Sully, Vale of Glamorgan was fined £50 for using groundbait in the River Ogmore at Merthyr Mawr on 14 July 2002
a further £50 for using a line baited with maggots. Unfortunately for Darren, the two methods are banned on the venue.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said after the case: “Although the use of groundbait and maggots is a recognised method allowed to catch coarse fish, it is not allowed in rivers throughout South West Wales as they contain mainly salmonid species such as trout and salmon.”
Meanwhile a man has been fined £100 plus £50 costs and a further £50 for giving false details for fishing without a licence on the same venue. Lewis Gronow of
Maesteg Road, Tondu, Bridgend was checked on the River Ogmore at Merthyr Mawr on 29 July 2002.