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Environment Agency February Prosecutions List

3 Rods Trout & Coarse-550px-2018-19The 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.

CourtOffenderAgeAddressHearingLocationDateOffenceVerdictSentencePenalty
BarkingsideHarry Moran19Leighton Gardens, Tilbury26/02/2020Tylers Common Fisheries07/09/2019UFPIAFined£252.00
BarkingsideJohn Morgan21Hedgemans Road, Dagenham26/02/2020The Chase Fishery07/09/2019UFPIAFined£252.00
BarkingsideRyan Wilden21St. Chads Road, Tilbury26/02/2020Tylers Common Fisheries07/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£122.00
ColchesterGavin Cook42Layer Road, Colchester05/02/2020Clayfield Fishery23/07/2019UFGuiltyCD6£51.00
HullAnthony Johnson68Heatherway, Sale20/02/2020Blue Dolphin15/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£259.47
HullChristopher Spencer34Gordon Street, Goole20/02/2020Bakers Pond03/11/2019UFPIAFined£379.47
HullDaniel Baker36Cheltenham Road, Bradford20/02/2020Blue Dolphin15/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£199.47
HullDean Hall28Alaska Street, Hull20/02/2020Risby Park Lake09/10/2019UFPIAFined£379.47
HullGavin Rookes41Farmbank Road, Ormesby20/02/2020Woodlands Lake09/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£425.47
HullGlenn John Lindsay33The Circle, Pontefract20/02/2020Rustick Arms Pond, Ackworth18/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£217.47
HullIan Welford48Fountains Court, Skelton-in-cleveland20/02/2020Woodlands Lake09/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£240.47
HullJames Patterson39Biggin Avenue, Bransholme20/02/2020Risby Park Lake03/11/2019UFGuiltyFined£199.47
HullJohn Bacon38Houghton Avenue, Knottingley21/02/2020Moorfields26/07/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HullMichael Lowry62Mitford Way, Dinnington20/02/2020Felton Fence Ponds02/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£199.47
HullPaul Williams51Ringwood Road, Middlesbrough20/02/2020Woodlands Lake09/10/2019UFPIAFined£379.47
HullRobert Millar29Hambledon Close, Bransholme20/02/2020Risby Park Lake03/11/2019UFGuiltyFined£199.47
HullRobert Naser23Valentine Close, Hull20/02/2020Fossehill Shooting Ground, Brandesburton03/11/2019UFGuiltyFined£199.47
BlackpoolClint Paul Wheadon36Forshaw Avenue, Blackpool12/02/2020Smiths Lake24/08/2019UFGuiltyCD6£0.00
NorthantsAaron Brunton29Portico Avenue, Prescot17/02/2020Baden Hall Fishery20/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£367.00
NorthantsAleksei Kleins58Reeves Road, Derby17/02/2020Trent And Mersey Canal26/07/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsAlex Bolton44Delamare Road, Melton Mowbray17/02/2020Eye Kettleby Lake03/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£303.00
NorthantsAndrew Ward54Long Leys Court, Long Leys Croft, Water Orton17/02/2020Lavender Hall Pools03/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£209.00
NorthantsAndrew Warnock52Charlesfield Road, Rugby17/02/2020Makins Fishery25/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£393.00
NorthantsAnthony McGrath54Anchor Close, Tamworth17/02/2020Kingsbury Water Park28/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsAshley Richards37Hartshorne Road, Woodville17/02/2020Kingsbury Water Park28/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsByron Mahoney22Southend Road, Sheffield17/02/2020Bradleys Pond07/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsCallum Westwood24Edwards Road, Dudley17/02/2020Poole Hall31/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£272.00
NorthantsCameron Steel34Robin Hood Avenue, Warsop17/02/2020Muskham Bridge, River Trent24/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsChad Beesley26Hatters Court, Bedworth17/02/2020Baden Hall Fishery20/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsChristopher Bridle48Speedwell Drive, Broughton Astley17/02/2020Whetstone Gorse07/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£457.00
NorthantsChristopher Shaw36Chestnut Lane, Barton-in-fabis17/02/2020Eye Kettleby Lake18/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£300.00
NorthantsColin Barnes26Thomas Crescent, Smethwick17/02/2020Poole Hall31/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsConnor Wheeler57Boundary Road, Sheffield17/02/2020Bradleys Pond07/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsConnor Wilbraham21Durley Drive, Prenton17/02/2020Marchamley Pool14/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsCraig Bishop30Allerton Road, Shrewsbury17/02/2020Marchamley Pool14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£230.00
NorthantsCraig Davidson36Elizabeth Court, Wigston17/02/2020Peatling Parva Pools07/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£250.00
NorthantsCraig Woodcock24Ennerdale Road, Leigh17/02/2020Baden Hall Fishery20/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsDaniel Cumberland41Burton Road, Derby17/02/2020Asfordby Lakes26/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£317.00
NorthantsDaniel Curley32Falcon Lodge Crescent, Sutton Coldfield17/02/2020Kingsbury Water Park09/07/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsDanny Ford30Hartshorne Road, Woodville17/02/2020Kingsbury Water Park28/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsDavid Barlow65Mercer Crescent, Alfreton17/02/2020Ogston Reservoir02/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsDavid Roach62Deanston Croft, Coventry17/02/2020Eye Kettleby Lake20/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£246.00
NorthantsDavid Tature47New Walks, Shepshed17/02/2020Makins Fishery12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£267.00
NorthantsDeano Marshall49Hazel Street, Desford17/02/2020Foundation Lake Hinckley23/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsDwayne Gayle28Gospel Farm Road, Birmingham17/02/2020Kingsbury Water Park09/07/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsEddie Bassett42Regent Street, Bedworth17/02/2020Weston Lawns25/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£301.00
FDNSPI
NorthantsIan Norton27Shaw Road, Grantham17/02/2020A1 Fishery (south Muskham)11/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsJames Evans66Fox Grove Court, Nottingham17/02/2020Jansons20/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsKieran Brown21Pindar Road, Leicester17/02/2020Eye Kettleby Lake03/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsKyle Morris28Uplands Drive, Wombourne17/02/2020Townsend Farm Fishery31/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsLewis Shaw18Black-a-tree Road, Nuneaton17/02/2020Makins Fishery12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£283.00
NorthantsLiam Frame19Sunart Way, Nuneaton17/02/2020Makins Fishery12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£258.00
NorthantsLuke Dorman33Acacia Avenue, Midway17/02/2020Kingsbury Water Park28/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsLuke Kicks39Farndon Road, Newark17/02/2020Farndon - River Trent11/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsMarius Baicof36Chepstow Drive, Leegomery17/02/2020Leegomery Pools06/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsMark Perry44Outermarch Road, Coventry17/02/2020Weston Lawns25/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£358.00
NorthantsMartins Berkis30Rock Street, Mansfield17/02/2020Shelford - River Trent08/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsMartyn Newman56Orchard Close, Lea17/02/2020Eye Kettleby Lake20/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£223.00
NorthantsMitchell Bains23Basildon Close, Alvaston17/02/2020Coopers Hall Lake10/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsNathan Crowson28Adventurer Way, Thurmaston17/02/2020Nanpantan Reservoir18/08/2019PTFWNLPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsNeil Bennett56Newlands Drive, Forest Town17/02/2020Eye Kettleby Lake29/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£328.00
NorthantsNikolajs Lubeks59Addison Road, Derby17/02/2020Trent And Mersey Canal26/07/2019UFGuiltyFined£157.00
NorthantsSabrina Evans41Cross Street, Carlton17/02/2020Jansons20/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£157.00
NorthantsSamantha Trend30Whitewood Way, Worcester17/02/2020Jam Factory Pools25/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsScott Ellard38Boundary Road, Mountsorrel17/02/2020Asfordby Lakes26/08/2019PTFWNLPIAFined£387.00
NorthantsShaun Wheatley29School Close, Liverpool17/02/2020Baden Hall Fishery20/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£267.00
NorthantsSimon Shipstone51Fairburn Close, Nottingham17/02/2020Trent View Fishery28/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£300.00
NorthantsStephen Smith59Portmore Close, Leicester17/02/2020Makins Fishery12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£267.00
NorthantsStuart Taylor50Long Field Drive, Edenthorpe17/02/2020Lodge Farm Fishery27/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£325.00
NorthantsSzymon Wegrzynowski36Vernon Park Drive, Nottingham17/02/2020Thrumpton - River Trent06/10/2019UFPIAFined£355.00
NorthantsThomas Chantrell20Meadow Sweet Road, Rushden03/02/2020Brightwell Lake19/05/2019PTFWNLGuiltyFined£165.00
NorthantsThomas Mackenzie24St. Johns Avenue, Northampton17/02/2020Stanwick Lakes Fisheries21/07/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
NorthantsWilliam Bowling24Paterson Drive, Stafford17/02/2020Baden Hall Fishery20/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£303.00
NorthantsWilliam Wragg26Facers Lane, Scraptoft17/02/2020River Soar- Zouch04/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£333.00
ReadingJamie Bacon32Little Green, Bradley Stoke21/02/2020Smiths Lake24/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£287.00
South EastBradley Shaw26Hobletts Road, Hemel Hempstead27/02/2020Albans Lakes15/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£266.00
South EastDavid Robinson27Dursley Road, London27/02/2020Frant Lakes29/09/2019OFB10GuiltyFined£416.00
South EastUF
South EastJamie Paul Roscoe35St. James Road, Tunbridge Wells27/02/2020Claygate29/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£295.00
South EastJordon O'Toole27Cray Road, Sidcup27/02/2020Brooklands Lake20/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
South EastJosh Pearce25Leafields, Houghton Regis27/02/2020Heron Lake22/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
South EastLeam Planner24Goldstone Walk, Chatham27/02/2020Mousehole Fishery29/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
South EastMircea Munteanu40Hamilton Road, London27/02/2020Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green05/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
South EastReece Shaw24Hobletts Road, Hemel Hempstead27/02/2020Albans Lakes15/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£300.00
South EastSimon Plumb45The Poplars, Arlesey27/02/2020Albans Lakes12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£333.00
South EastTerry Poole45Merton Road, Watton27/02/2020Saham Mere02/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£275.00
CrewLeon Van Berkel61The Stocks Court, Lowton26/02/2020Booths Mere07/07/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsAlexander Smith20Wansbury Way, Swanley27/02/2020Frant Lakes27/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£364.00
HastingsAlfie Davis20London Road, Addington27/02/2020Mousehole Fishery29/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsAndrea Banariu23Bruce Grove, London27/02/2020Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green05/10/2019PTFWNLPIAFined£387.00
HastingsBen Shipp26Caernarvon Court, Hemel Hempstead27/02/2020Albans Lakes15/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£325.00
HastingsBrian John Clark76Chequers Lane, Papworth Everard27/02/2020Rookery Waters02/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£142.00
HastingsCameron Smith22Bulldog Road, Chatham27/02/2020Frant Lakes29/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsCharlie Grace25Hargood Road, London27/02/2020Frant Lakes29/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£363.00
HastingsChris Todd35Sutton Road, Maidstone27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£363.00
HastingsConrad Deprose28Alicia Avenue, Wickford27/02/2020Berners Hall Fishery09/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£300.00
HastingsDaniel Jeeves35Waterdell Lane, St. Ippolyts27/02/2020Albans Lakes16/11/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsDavid Joseph Godsall45Chessington Avenue, Bexleyheath27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsDavid Newman46Rectory Road, Bluntisham27/02/2020Rookery Waters02/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsEdward Holbrook50Grove Road, Hethersett27/02/2020Horning Swan, River Bure19/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£332.00
HastingsGenel Banariu55Bruce Grove, London27/02/2020Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green05/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsHarry Andrews22Grove Road, Folkestone27/02/2020Coombewood Fishery23/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£333.00
HastingsIan Deal52Stanborough Green, Welwyn Garden City27/02/2020Marford Farm - River Lee13/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£327.00
HastingsJack Ward21Propelair Way, Colchester27/02/2020Chigboro Fisheries20/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£300.00
HastingsJames Annetts26Minotaur Way, Norwich27/02/2020Coltishall - River Bure13/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£259.00
HastingsJames Bailey57Ripon Road, Stevenage27/02/2020Townsend Fishery11/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£340.00
HastingsJames Chappell54Longhill Avenue, Chatham27/02/2020Yalding - River Medway21/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£267.00
HastingsJames Hartwell29Woodbridge Close, Romford27/02/2020Brook Farm Fishery, Navestock Heath20/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsJames Llewellyn29Shevon Way, Brentwood27/02/2020Brook Farm Fishery, Navestock Heath20/10/2019PTFWNLGuiltyFined£292.00
HastingsJohn Skinner37Downham Way, Bromley27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsJoseph William Godsall20Belmont Road, Erith27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£289.00
HastingsLawrence Force36Tyler Grove, Dartford27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsLee Clive Brunger28Pall Mall, Leigh-on-sea27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£263.00
HastingsLee Munroe33Abbs Cross Lane, Hornchurch27/02/2020Brook Farm Fishery, Navestock Heath20/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£303.00
HastingsLewis Morris31Magnolia Green, Gorleston27/02/2020Cobbleacre Lakes28/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£313.00
HastingsLouis Smith20The Causeway, Isleham27/02/2020Isleham Marina - River Lark15/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsLumas Dighton44Brook Lane, Bromley27/02/2020Frant Lakes01/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsMalcolm Simmons73Fairmile Road, Tunbridge Wells27/02/2020Frant Lakes13/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsMarius Hirjanu43Elms Road, Harrow27/02/2020Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green05/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£305.00
HastingsMatthew Hemmler33Vivian Avenue, London27/02/2020Albans Lakes15/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsMindaugas Jonuskis38London Road, Southborough27/02/2020Claygate31/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsNeil Armstrong45Brockles Mead, Harlow27/02/2020Bayford Lake12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£320.00
HastingsNelu Siorici52Norwich Road, Watton27/02/2020Loch Neaton07/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£247.00
HastingsOwen Branigan35Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield27/02/2020Albans Lakes15/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£342.00
HastingsPeter Antoniou68Selborne Road, London27/02/2020Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green12/09/2019OFB10GuiltyFined£467.00
HastingsUF
HastingsPeter Morgan44St. Hughs Road, London27/02/2020Frant Lakes01/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£147.00
HastingsPetre Mari Aurelian34Spring Gardens, Spalding27/02/2020Slough House Fishery24/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsPhillip Williams40Letchmore Road, Stevenage27/02/2020Bayford Lake12/10/2019PTFWNLPIAFined£387.00
HastingsRobert Domany43Lancaster Road, Barnet27/02/2020Albans Lakes15/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£267.00
HastingsRobert Laurence Beadle33Flowerhill Way, Istead Rise27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£331.00
HastingsRod Steven Finch39Walsingham Road, New Addington27/02/2020Orchard Place Farm14/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£229.00
HastingsRoss Green22Chapel Lane, Wicken27/02/2020Isleham Marina - River Lark15/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
HastingsRyan James Humphrey27Cedar Road, Upper Marham27/02/2020Martham Pits19/10/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsSabic Edis38Surrey Lane, London27/02/2020Hanningfield Reservoir25/10/2019PTFWNLPIAFined£387.00
HastingsScott Ross Hamerslag32Elm Avenue, Caddington27/02/2020Albans Lakes12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£313.00
HastingsSean Wells27Hayley Common, Stevenage27/02/2020Albans Lakes16/11/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
HastingsTibor Meszaros52Eleanor Way, Waltham Cross27/02/2020Lake John Fishery, Aimes Green05/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£261.00
HastingsTommy Stephenson21Franklin Road, Gravesend27/02/2020North Benfleet Hall Fishery25/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£267.00
HastingsTyler Twyford21Wood End, Swanley27/02/2020Brooklands Lake20/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£259.00
HastingsWesley Dadson42Stone, Tenterden27/02/2020Coombewood Fishery08/09/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
SwindonAmy Stephens30Ashley Close, Bradford-on-avon27/02/2020Shearwater Lake26/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£207.00
SwindonAndrew Best45Apple Grove, Christchurch13/02/2020Hordle Lake18/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£501.00
SwindonCarl Enderby28Plaitford Grove, Havant06/02/2020Todber Manor Lakes18/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£274.00
SwindonCurtis Ricketts30Kingston St. Mary, Taunton18/02/2020Maunsell Ponds08/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£232.00
SwindonDan Griffiths29Druids Oak, Quedgeley18/02/2020Harescombe Fishery12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£327.00
SwindonDaniel Gay30Laneast, Launceston06/02/2020Upper Tamar Lake04/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£353.00
SwindonDavid Williams22Claylands Road, Bishops Waltham06/02/2020Rookesbury Park Lake11/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£228.00
SwindonFreddie Braithwaite-Exley27Oxford Street, Woodstock13/02/2020River Mole28/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£329.00
SwindonIan Curtis51Brinkworth Road, Swindon06/02/2020Wickwater Lakes26/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
SwindonJordan Ricketts21Saxon Road, Bridgwater18/02/2020Maunsell Ponds08/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£222.00
SwindonMartin Davis56Cadland Park, Holbury13/02/2020Mopley Pond18/08/2019UFGuiltyFined£212.00
SwindonMitchell Rogers25Mcdermott Close, London13/02/2020Gold Valley Lakes21/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£259.00
SwindonPhillip Monk49Two Gates, Halesowen25/02/2020Shearwater Lake26/08/2019UFPIAFined£387.00
SwindonRichard Perkins28Hunderton Avenue, Hereford13/02/2020Harescombe Fishery12/10/2019UFGuiltyFined£72.00
SwindonRobert Charles Linton29Kingsworthy Road, Havant06/02/2020Todber Manor Lakes18/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£232.00
SwindonStephen Aitken61Wellington Road, Bournemouth18/02/2020Todber Manor Lakes18/09/2019UFGuiltyFined£122.00

Total: £46,484.64

Offence Code and Laymans Terms

NERB1 Took or removed any fish without permission
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 
OF329 Used more than one rod and line when fishing for salmonids in all rivers, streams, drains and canals
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
UF Unlicensed Fishing
PTF 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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