Yorkshire anglers warned to obey the law

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Anglers in Yorkshire are being reminded to ensure they abide by national and local byelaws as enforcement officers cast their net on illegal fishing.

During the Bank Holiday weekend, from 24 to 26 May, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers checked 361 anglers at 21 separate locations using local knowledge and intelligence to catch offenders.

During these three days, 57 people were reported for various fisheries offences. Most of these were fishing without a licence, although one offender was caught coarse fishing despite the close season being in operation at that location.

 

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