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Environment Agency July Prosecutions List

3 Rods Trout & Coarse-550pxThe Angling Trust encourages all anglers to comply with the law and buy an Environment Agency rod licence at www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence

The funds raised from licence sales are spent on improving fish stocks and promoting angling, including several programmes of work delivered by the Angling Trust itself.

This data is provided periodically by the Environment Agency, and only refers to prosecutions of anglers that were conducted by courts in England in the month stated.

You can find Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary of Terms at the foot of this page.

CourtNameAgeAddressHearingLocationTownDateOffenceVerdictSentencePenalty
BarkingsideJamie Miller35Kirkham Road, Horndon-on-the-hill21/07/2017Par Fishery, WarleyUpminster08/09/2016PTFWNLPIAFined£377.00
Barrow-in-FurnessAlan Robinson66Bouth, Ulverston17/07/2017Bigland Trout LakeBackbarrow14/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Dennis Crompton59North Row, Barrow-in-furness17/07/2017Roanhead FisheriesBarrow-In-Furness14/04/2017UFGuiltyCD12£120.00
Ryan Docherty23St. Francis Gardens, Barrow-in-furness17/07/2017Ulverston CanalUlverston14/04/2017FDGuiltyFined£317.00
UF
BeverleyAaron Hubery26Oakley Green, West Auckland05/07/2017Oakland WatersSnaith03/12/2016UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Christopher Johnson26Kirkstall Walk, St. Helen Auckland05/07/2017Oakland WatersSnaith03/12/2016UFGuiltyFined£237.00
David Young31Barnet Way, Billingham05/07/2017Mill Farm, LevenBeverley30/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Kevin Brown58Norwood, Beverley05/07/2017Tickton - River HullBeverley19/03/2017CSFGuiltyFined£242.00
Robert Copland36Trenance Drive, Shipley05/07/2017Oakland WatersSnaith16/04/2017OFB10PIAFined£377.00
Black CountryAdrian Lennon43Severn Way, Little Dawley06/07/2017Esne's QuarryEssington07/01/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
BoltonGary Whalley51Chorley New Road, Lostock10/07/2017Bradshaw FisheryBolton15/04/2017UFGuiltyCD6£147.00
CanterburyAlexander Barr31Trunley Way, Hawkinge04/07/2017Cottington Lakes ComplexDeal11/02/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Allan Humphries39Kohima Place, Guston04/07/2017Cottington Lakes ComplexDeal17/12/2016UFGuiltyFined£273.00
Cailum Hailey20Newington Road, Ramsgate04/07/2017Sandwich Coarse FisherySandwich05/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£258.00
Christie Dean33Alfred Road, Birchington04/07/2017Sandwich Coarse FisherySandwich05/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£295.00
James Galbraith62Pembroke Avenue, Margate04/07/2017Sandwich Coarse FisherySandwich05/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£323.00
ChorleyShaun Ward48Ashley Avenue, Bolton06/07/2017Preston - River Ribble09/10/2016UFGuiltyFined£197.00
ColchesterAyhan Talib40Cross Road, Croydon13/07/2017Southend Farm LakesUpshire15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£290.00
Bradley Young27Lucerne Way, Romford13/07/2017Birds Green FisheryFyfield21/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
John Clark32Seabrooke Rise, Grays13/07/2017Pea Lane FisherySouth Ockendon19/04/2017UFPIAFined£407.00
Lloyd Blundell30Cullings Court, Waltham Abbey13/07/2017Claverhambury Carp FisheriesWaltham Abbey15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£304.00
Martin Blundell57Winters Way, Waltham Abbey13/07/2017Claverhambury Carp FisheriesWaltham Abbey15/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Peter Rat34Freemantle Avenue, Enfield13/07/2017Lake John Fishery, Aimes GreenWaltham Abbey15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£354.00
Vasile Chiriac26Romford Road, London13/07/2017Lake John Fishery, Aimes GreenWaltham Abbey15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£307.00
Newton AycliffeDaniel Howell26Cedarwood Glade, Stainton12/07/2017Derwent ReservoirConsett15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£307.00
David Wilkinson30Granville Terrace, Binchester12/07/2017Grassholme ReservoirMiddleton In Teesdale14/04/2017PTFWNLPIAFined£377.00
Dean Hird29Bell Avenue, Bowburn12/07/2017Aldin Fishing LakesDurham16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£295.00
Jordan Rogers21Boston Close, Darlington12/07/2017Broken Scar - River TeesDarlington18/03/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
CSFNSPI
OFRB5
Luke Sonley27Battersby Junction, Battersby12/07/2017Derwent ReservoirConsett15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£217.00
Ryan Eaton20Wren Avenue, Darlington12/07/2017Broken Scar - River TeesDarlington18/03/2017CSFGuiltyFined£277.00
OFRB5
UF
Stefan Bartkowiak62Surrey Crescent, Consett12/07/2017Derwent ReservoirConsett15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£207.00
Thomas Jameson25Hallgarth, Kirk Merrington12/07/2017Grassholme ReservoirMiddleton In Teesdale16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£304.00
DoncasterJake Westwood21Dunsley Terrace, South Kirkby17/07/2017Stubbs Farm PondDoncaster19/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£245.00
Wayne Calladine55Scott Avenue, Barnburgh17/07/2017Bank End Fisheries, BlaxtonWestwoodside02/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£222.00
GatesheadAndrew Douglas33Kingsway, Sunniside03/07/2017Rowlands Gill - Lower Derwent - River DerwentGateshead15/03/2017OFRB5GuiltyFined£177.00
CSFNSPI
John Woodhall44Linden Road, Blaydon-on-tyne03/07/2017Stargate PondBlaydon16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£377.00
Kyle Taylor-Allen30The Crescent, Dunston03/07/2017Rowlands Gill - Lower Derwent - River DerwentGateshead28/03/2017CSFPIAFined£927.00
UF
OFRB5NSPI
Michael McKenna33Goldstone, Pimlico Court, Lowfell03/07/2017Rowlands Gill - Lower Derwent - River DerwentGateshead15/03/2017CSFPIAFined£377.00
Peter Blackett52Waterbeach Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne03/07/2017Rowlands Gill - Lower Derwent - River DerwentGateshead13/04/2017CSFPIAFined£1,157.00
TA002
UF
OFRB5NSPI
Peter Palmer58Sunny Terrace, Dipton03/07/2017Rowlands Gill - Lower Derwent - River DerwentGateshead09/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£217.00
William Tomlin44Knightside Gardens, Gateshead03/07/2017Rowlands Gill - Lower Derwent - River DerwentGateshead28/03/2017CSFGuiltyFined£197.00
OFRB5NSPI
Great YarmouthRichard Simon Scott48Field Lane, Friskney04/07/2017Thurne, Horsey, Hickling Boat Patrol - River ThurnePotter Heigham25/10/2016UFGuiltyFined£130.00
GuildfordDaniel Casey25Court Lane, Epsom10/07/2017Bury Hill LakesDorking02/03/2017UFPIAFined£257.00
Gheorghe Sikolya56Bromley Hill, Bromley10/07/2017Bury Hill LakesDorking08/04/2017UFPIAFined£257.00
Kieran Farina31Oak Grove Road, London10/07/2017Godstone VineyardGodstone16/04/2017PTFWNLGuiltyCD12£70.00
ChorleyAlens Eihfuss38Rusland Avenue, Blackpool06/07/2017Preston - River Ribble09/04/2017CSFGuiltyFined£197.00
OFRB18(3)NSPI
Deniss Kivalovs33Keswick Road, Blackpool06/07/2017Preston - River Ribble09/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
CSFNSPI
OFRB18(3)
Dimitrijs Kolesnikos33Keswick Road, Blackpool06/07/2017Preston - River Ribble09/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
CSFNSPI
OFRB18(3)
LancasterAdam Goulden24Consort Avenue, Royton10/07/2017Wyreside Lakes FisheryDolphinholme16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£290.47
Ashley Donoghue25Kensington Avenue, Royton10/07/2017Wyreside Lakes FisheryDolphinholme16/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.47
Lee Winter28Rosslyn Crescent East, Preesall10/07/2017Clearwater Fisheries (formerly Known As Borwick Fishing)Carnforth15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£207.47
Luke Joseph Bridge21Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge10/07/2017Wyreside Lakes FisheryDolphinholme16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£207.47
FDNSPI
Luke Winter21Rosslyn Crescent East, Preesall10/07/2017Clearwater Fisheries (formerly Known As Borwick Fishing)Carnforth15/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.47
Simon Goddard33Elms Drive, Morecambe10/07/2017Mount Pleasant Farm FisheryBolton-Le-Sands15/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.47
LeedsBogdan Cusudura23Cambrian Terrace, Leeds14/07/2017Birkwood FisheriesWakefield18/01/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Cosmin Olivan Lungsenu26Cambrian Terrace, Leeds14/07/2017Birkwood FisheriesWakefield18/01/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Daniel Collins29Station Fields, Garforth14/07/2017Swillington Park FisheryRothwell14/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£247.00
Dominic Bradley21The Dale, Aberford14/07/2017Swillington Park FisheryRothwell14/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£197.00
Greg Samuel23Eagle Grove, Wakefield14/07/2017Birkwood FisheriesWakefield09/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£257.00
Joe Speck25Arnside Crescent, Castleford14/07/2017Fairburn IngsCastleford08/03/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Matthew Parle36Privilege Street, Leeds14/07/2017Swillington Park FisheryRothwell14/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£307.00
Michael Robert Gaunt56Blue Hill Lane, Leeds14/07/2017Swillington Park FisheryRothwell14/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£197.00
Toni Maren34Harlech Street, Leeds14/07/2017Swillington Park FisheryRothwell14/03/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
LeicesterAaron Stocks26Fielders Drive, Scraptoft05/07/2017Asfordby Carp LakeMelton Mowbray09/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Andrew Lincoln57Peppermint Drive, Colburn05/07/2017Peatling Parva PoolsPeatling Parva07/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£215.00
Nathan Jones25Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray05/07/2017Asfordby Carp LakeMelton Mowbray09/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Richard Harlow36Sinfin Avenue, Shelton Lock05/07/2017Coopers Hall LakeWeston On Trent05/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£233.00
LincolnDaniel Tomlinson26Brunswick Square, Billinghay03/07/2017White Horse Pond08/04/2017UFPIAFined£217.00
Geoff Eames65Burnt Oaks Close, Mansfield Woodhouse03/07/2017The Duck PondsNorth Scarle08/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£197.00
Steven Hare18Beechwood Avenue, Grimsby03/07/2017Caistor FisheriesCaistor26/03/2017UFPIAFined£217.00
MedwayAndre Murton23Mayplace Avenue, Crayford03/07/2017Brooklands LakeDartford01/04/2017UFPIAFined£304.00
Darren Cassell37Cloudesley Road, Erith03/07/2017Sutton At Hone LakesDartford09/04/2017UFPIAFined£304.00
James Robertson39Onslow Road, Croydon03/07/2017Orchard Place FarmPaddock Wood04/09/2016UFGuiltyFined£256.00
Joseph Kelly35Central Road, Dartford03/07/2017Brooklands LakeDartford01/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£130.00
Stefan Murton26Mayplace Avenue, Crayford03/07/2017Brooklands LakeDartford01/04/2017UFPIAFined£304.00
NewcastleWilliam Gowing62Roundhill Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne07/07/2017Sweethope LoughHexham15/04/2017UFPIAFined£217.00
NorthamptonAdrian Icke46Grange Road, Bretforton04/07/2017Willow Farm FisheryEvesham17/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£322.47
Christopher Bingham54Town Street, Rotherham04/07/2017A1 Fishery (south Muskham)Newark15/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£567.47
David Box54Exeter Road, Doncaster18/07/2017Fossdyke Canal- SaxilbyLincoln08/04/2017CSFGuiltyFined£257.00
Dawid Urwalski33Federation Road, Stoke-on-trent04/07/2017Baden Hall PoolsEccleshall20/04/2017UFPIAFined£357.47
Ian Fisher54Nanny Marr Road, Darfield04/07/2017Office LakeThurgarton14/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£272.47
Jason Simkiss31Wallace Close, Norton Canes04/07/2017Baden Hall PoolsEccleshall20/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£237.47
Lee Bramwell23Laughton Way, Lincoln04/07/2017South Cliff Farm FisheryLincoln23/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£157.47
Martin Knight49Barkbythorpe Road, Leicester25/07/2017Beedles Lake, East GoscoteLeicester10/04/2017UFGuiltyAD£50.00
Nathan Lee37Banners Lane, Redditch04/07/2017Office LakeThurgarton14/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£317.47
Neil Bartholomew46Thicket Drive, Maltby04/07/2017WinthorpeNewark on Trent14/04/2017PTFWNLPIAFined£357.47
Phillip Jones48Oak Crescent, Wingerworth18/07/2017Press Reservoir (manor Fishery)Press19/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£257.00
Scott Fletcher29Greno Wood Court, Grenoside04/07/2017Harthill ReservoirWorksop16/04/2017UFPIAFined£357.47
Simon Brooklyn47Brunton Street, Darlington04/07/2017A1 Fishery (south Muskham)Newark15/04/2017UFPIAFined£357.47
Stephen Arbones27Exeter Road, Doncaster18/07/2017Fossdyke Canal- SaxilbyLincoln08/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£257.00
CSFNSI
Stephen Butters58Humberston Fitties, Humberston04/07/2017Louth Canal, Tetney LockTetney15/03/2017CSFGuiltyFined£414.94
UF
Trevor Bakewell61Pearmain Drive, Nottingham25/07/2017Trent View FisheryHoveringham03/04/2017UFPIAFined£307.47
Northern DerbyshireDaniel McDermott26Caradoc Road, Liverpool19/07/2017Ladybower ReservoirBuxton22/10/2016PTFWNLGuiltyFined£267.00
N.StaffsChris Mitchell33Crossley Avenue, Wigan24/07/2017Rudyard LakeLeek19/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£809.00
Dominic Reece30Essex Drive, Kidsgrove24/07/2017Eaton Dovedale - River Dove18/03/2017PTFWNLGuiltyFined£534.00
John Hope27Morton Street, Stoke-on-trent24/07/2017Rugeley, River Trent - River TrentRugeley08/03/2017UFPIAFined£853.00
Joseph Upton41Deaville Road, Stoke-on-trent24/07/2017Rudyard LakeLeek19/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£277.00
Kane Peel23Sovereign Way, Chapel-en-le-frith24/07/2017Baden Hall PoolsEccleshall04/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£277.00
Paul Beckett62St. James Green, Cotes Heath24/07/2017Eaton Dovedale - River Dove18/03/2017UFPIAFined£853.00
Stuart Mitchell52Hillsprings Court, Rugeley24/07/2017Rugeley, River Trent - River TrentRugeley08/03/2017UFPIAFined£853.00
NottinghamDaniel Watterson32Granton Avenue, Nottingham19/07/2017Fp Lake - Gunthorpe Fishing ComplexGunthorpe26/03/2016UFPIAFined£367.00
Neil Richardson36Blidworth Lane, Mansfield19/07/2017Smeatons LakesSouth Muskham08/04/2017PTFWNLPIAFined£377.00
Ricky Martin29New Lodge Crescent, Barnsley19/07/2017Smeatons LakesSouth Muskham08/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£307.00
Robert Duckett66Toll Bar Road, Marston19/07/2017Jubilee Ponds BleasbyNewark04/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£257.00
Simon McDowell35Nunnery Crescent, Catcliffe19/07/2017Sapphire Lakes CromwellNewark15/04/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Stephen Boseley65Brendon Road, Nottingham19/07/2017Hackett Lakes, Holme PierrepontNottingham04/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£70.00
NuneatonMatthew Hitches40Harvest Fields Way, Sutton Coldfield04/07/2017Kingsbury Water ParkKingsbury17/09/2016UFPIAFined£830.17
PortsmouthEthan Montague26Battens Way, Havant04/07/2017Staunton Country ParkHavant23/10/2016UFPIAFined£377.00
ReadingJoshua Lee27Meadowside Road, Pangbourne14/07/2017Child Beale FisheriesPangbourne07/01/2017UFGuiltyFined£257.00
SalisburyJason Chircop46Pleasant View, Aberfan18/07/2017Stone End Caravan Park FisheryGloucester14/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£292.00
Lewis Pudwell25Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth20/07/2017Little Canford PondsWimborne24/02/2017FDGuiltyFined£493.00
UF
SalisburyChristopher Lebbern45Sarum Road, Winchester20/07/2017River Itchen Tumbling BayWinchester23/04/2017CSFPIAFined£597.00
UF
Clive Paull43Common Road, Chandler's Ford25/07/2017White Swan - River ItchenSwaythling30/04/2017CSFGuiltyFined£407.00
Daniel Mapes32Nelson Close, New Milton04/07/2017Hordle LakeNew Milton29/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£249.47
Danny Wright30Churchlands, Bow25/07/2017Spires LakesNorth Tawton01/05/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
Ilie Stancu39High Road, Southampton04/07/2017Riverside Park - River ItchenSouthampton18/04/2017CSFPIAFined£477.47
UF
Michael Ecclestone43Eglos Road, St. Erme25/07/2017Oakside Coarse Fishery, SummercourtNewquay02/05/2017UFGuiltyFined£249.00
SevenoaksAndrew Ellis37Warden Road, Rochester28/07/2017Chart LakesChart Sutton17/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£207.00
Barry Habgood24Montacute Road, New Addington28/07/2017Combe Bank School Lake, SundridgeSevenoaks22/10/2016UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Darren Davis47Moorside Road, Bromley28/07/2017Monk LakesMaidstone18/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Jamie Reid31The Brent, Dartford28/07/2017Paddlesworth LakesSnodland02/03/2017UFGuiltyFined£304.00
Jonathan Dobson40The Street, Borden28/07/2017Orchard Place FarmPaddock Wood12/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Keith Bigg35Tufton Road, Ashford28/07/2017Hawkhurst Fish FarmHawkhurst26/11/2016UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Paul David Dance57Chapel Lane, Crawley Down28/07/2017Chipstead LakesSevenoaks18/12/2016UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Paul Reader25Mangravet Avenue, Maidstone28/07/2017Orchard Place FarmPaddock Wood12/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£237.00
Stuart Gray48Forstal Road, Aylesford28/07/2017Monk LakesMaidstone17/02/2017UFGuiltyFined£304.00
HastingsAndrew Craig Finch24Vines Cross, Heathfield14/07/2017Middle Bridge, Wallers HavenPevensey26/11/2016UFPIAFined£377.00
Craig Flanagan26Fane Way, Gillingham14/07/2017Frant LakesFrant14/01/2017UFPIAFined£377.00
TeessideLuke Johnson26Wykeham Close, Redcar11/07/2017Preston Park, River TeesStockton-On-Tees15/04/2017UFPIAFined£605.00
CSFNSPI
TelfordMichael Lee37Princes End, Dawley Bank12/07/2017Ironbridge - River SevernTelford22/01/2017UFGuiltyFined£380.00
Ronald Manboard57Coronation Road, Bilston12/07/2017Bayliss PoolsTelford17/10/2016UFGuiltyFined£430.00
Shane Keay30St. Matthews Road, Donnington06/07/2017Middle PoolTelford17/10/2016UFGuiltyFined£277.00
YorkIan Whiteley58Eyam Gardens, Glossop19/07/2017Elvington FisheryWheldrake16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£197.00
Jack Fethorn24Heads Lane, Hessle19/07/2017Newhay LakesSelby16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£323.00
Joseph Bedford34Maplehurst Avenue, York19/07/2017Pool Bridge Farm FisheryWheldrake03/12/2016UFGuiltyFined£242.00
Lynn Whiteley60Eyam Gardens, Glossop19/07/2017Elvington FisheryWheldrake16/04/2017UFGuiltyFined£235.00
Robert Burns41Johnson Street, Selby21/07/2017Newhay LakesSelby20/08/2016UFGuiltyFined£490.00

Total: £44,967

Offence Code and Laymans Terms

OFB10 Leaving Rod(s) and Line(s) unattended
OFNB3(3) Removed eels or shad by rod and line from any waters
OFNB Attempted to take fish within a prohibited area
OFNB5 Used a keepnet of less than 2 metres in length
OFNB5(1) Used a keepnet with supporting rings or frames greater than 40cm apart or less than 120cm in circumference.
TA001 Theft of owned fish where permission to remove the item has not been granted and fish have been caught and retained
TA002 Person who unlawfully takes, destroys or attempts to take/destroy any fish in water which is private property
WRA034 Removed any listed freshwater fish by rod and line from any river, stream or drain, or listed water
OF126 Check Offence
OFNB8 Fished with more than four rods and lines at the same time when fishing for coarse fish or eels
OFNB2(2) Close season
OFRB18(1) Use of fish as bait in Lake District
OFRB18(2A) Used an illegal hook bait in the Lake District
OFRB18(3) Used an illegal hook bait during the prohibited period
OFB08 Exceeded the 3 metre distance between rods
OF132 Causing harassment, alarm or distress
OF134 Used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour
OFB10(D) Left unattended rod and line in the water
OFRB11 Using an illegal hook bait
OFEARB6 Took or attempted to take, by any means, any fish, at any time, within a distance of 25 metres upstream or 95 metres downstream of a prohibited obstruction
OFRB5 Used an illegal lure or bait
OFRB7 During the close season fished for salmon, migratory trout or non - migratory trout other than with artificial fly or lure
TA002 Person who unlawfully takes, destroys or attempts to take/destroy any fish in water which is private property
WRA034 Removed any listed freshwater fish by rod and line from any river, stream or drain, or listed water
WRA043 Removal of freshwater fish from stillwaters and canals
WRA037    Failing to return a foul-hooked salmon, migratory trout or trout to any river, stream or canal
PIA Proof In Absence
GO General Obstruction
CSF Close Season Fishing
FD False Details
ULF Unlicensed Fishing
PTFWNL Preparing to Fish With No Licence
CD Conditional Discharge
CD6 Conditional Discharge 6 Months
CD12 Conditional Discharge 12 Months
AD Absolute Discharge
AssaultC Assaulted a constable
NSPI No Separate Penalty Imposed
DHOFL Disqualification from Holding and Obtaining a Fishing Licence
OF064 Had unclean trout in his possession
OF343 Using illegal bait WRA 

Data Licence:
The Limited Licence granted by the Angling Trust to use the information on this web page will automatically expire 1 calendar month from the date that it is first uploaded to the Angling Trust website. For the avoidance of doubt this varies the limited licence described elsewhere in this website's Limited Notice.

Monthly Fisheries Prosecutions.
Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary of Terms


FAQs
1. I didn't know about the court hearing date, what can I do? You can contact the Magistrates Court and ask for the case to be re-opened. https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts

2. Why are the outcomes different for the same offence? At each hearing, the Magistrates take into consideration: the facts of the case, the attitude of the offender, any mitigation offered by the offender and their ability to pay any financial punishment.

Glossary of Terms
'Penalty' The penalty is what offender has to pay. It comprises the sum of the fine for the offence committed; a contribution to the Environment Agency costs; the Criminal Court Charge and a victim surcharge. The fine and victim surcharge is decided by the Magistrates hearing the case on the day. Fines go to the treasury. Costs go to the Environment Agency and contribute to the cost incurred in taking the case to court. Victim Surcharge goes to a specific fund for victims of crime. See: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/sentencing/victim-surcharge.htm

'proof in absence' The defendant did not enter a plea at the time their case was heard. The Court convicted the person in their absence.

'Abs. Disch.' The defendant is guilty but no fine is imposed

'conditional discharge' The defendant is guilty but no fine is imposed. There are conditions attached to the discharge: if re-offending occurs within the period of the discharge, the defendant can be sentenced for the original offence and the new one.

'forfeiture order' Equipment used in the offence is taken from the defendant and destroyed.

'disqualification order' The defendant is disqualified for a period of time, from holding or obtaining a fishing licence. You can't fish during the period of disqualification.

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