Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:49

The latest fishing news from the Environment Agency


All the latest fishing news from the Environment Agency including fishing days for the family, the first conviction for body worn cameras and details on how far your fishing licence money goes.

Environment Agency fishing newsSpring into fishing

Spring Into Fishing with free, fun and friendly activity days for families this March. The events, run by the Angling Trust and supported by the Environment Agency, take place all across the country. They are a great way to get everyone out doing something different and will help kids learn new skills outdoors – best of all it won’t cost you a penny.

First conviction for body worn cameras

Body worn camera footage captured by Environment Agency officers on patrol has been used to support a conviction for the first time.

An Environment Agency spokesperson commented,
“Our officers are doing an important job to ensure people are fishing legally and taking action against those that aren’t. I hope this serves as a warning to others that their actions are being recorded and will be used in future court proceedings.”

Make sure your licence is up to date before you go fishing. GOV.UK is the only site you need.

How far does your fishing licence money go?

Last financial year the EA worked with 185 partners, investing £3.2 million and attracting £2.7 million of additional investment to deliver 315 fisheries improvement projects. They stocked almost 400,000 coarse fish, investigated nearly 600 fisheries incidents and opened up access for fish to over 1,200 km of river.

To find out more about the work The Environment Agency do read their annual fisheries report. Your licence money funds all our fisheries work – remember to check your licence expiry date before you buy a new one.

Source: Environment Agency Fishing News

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