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Environment Agency April 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
NorthantCarl Beresford31Steven Crescent, Chapeltown01/04/2019A1 Fishery (south Muskham)02/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£611.47
NorthantConstantin Ursu69Queen Marys Road, Coventry01/04/2019Friezeland Pools15/09/2018Theft Of FishPIAFined£831.47
NorthantDarren Clark29Wymington Road, Rushden01/04/2019Grendon Dog Kennels Lake16/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£423.47
NorthantDavid Gray47Beckhampton Road, Nottingham01/04/2019Hallcroft06/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£323.47
NorthantDavid Shaw41Hawkins Close, Rothwell01/04/2019Cromwell Carp Lake02/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£677.47
NorthantIon-Florin Anghel32King Georges Avenue, Coventry01/04/2019Friezeland Pools15/09/2018Theft Of FishPIAFined£831.47
NorthantJack Smith29Barrow Road, Sileby01/04/2019Barrow Upon Soar - River Soar02/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantKieran Cosford25Priory Road, Wellingborough01/04/2019Stanwick Lakes Fisheries09/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£207.47
NorthantMark Lee58Mathers Grave Lane, Brackenfield01/04/2019Carsington Water05/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£859.47
NorthantReagan Betts21Beech Crescent, Irchester01/04/2019Grendon Dog Kennels Lake16/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£323.47
NorthantRoy McCormick58Everingham Road, Sheffield01/04/2019Clearwater30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£181.47
NorthantShaun Layton28Low Hill Crescent, Wolverhampton01/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFPIAFined£611.47
HullConnor McMurray26Dodswell Grove, Hull02/04/2019Lambwath Lakes03/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullDaniel Marham30Ovenden Green, Halifax02/04/2019Woodlands Lake14/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£283.47
HullDavid Cooley40Sandstone Drive, Sheffield02/04/2019Ecclesfield Pond16/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
NorthantDamian Armes39Thistle Rise, Coulby Newham02/04/2019Woodlands Lake04/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
BarkingsideDouglas Parsons59Calbourne Avenue, Hornchurch10/04/2019White Hart Lakes29/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£226.00
BarkingsideGerard Ilies39Third Avenue, Dagenham10/04/2019Beam Valley Country Park04/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.00
BarkingsideGrant Webster275 Mercury Gardens, Romford10/04/2019White Hart Lakes29/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£321.00
N.CheshireGavin Thompson36Hawthorn Drive, Thornton-cleveleys11/04/2019Wyreside Lakes Fishery12/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£307.47
N.CheshireLee Craddock41Arbour Road, Oldham11/04/2019Wyreside Lakes Fishery12/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
N.CheshireTerry Michael McMahon54Fowl Ing Lane, Kendal11/04/2019Bessy Beck Fishery24/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£317.47
NorthantAdrian Ramniceanu29Teme Road, Worcester15/04/2019Pershore - River Avon03/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantAlfred Pruden57Clayton Gardens, Hatton15/04/2019Birch House Lakes27/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£373.47
NorthantAndrew Bynt40Hudson Drive, Burntwood15/04/2019Chorley Springs19/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£193.47
NorthantDaniel Molyneux26Kersal Avenue, Little Hulton15/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£233.47
NorthantDavid Gibson44Sandon Street, Leek15/04/2019Basford Pools (basford Fishery)18/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£323.47
NorthantGary Cooper49Croft Street, Salford15/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£248.47
NorthantJessica Fielding26Cromwell Avenue, Grimsby15/04/2019Cheapside Farm Pond09/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantJordan Jones26Inskip, Skelmersdale15/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£286.47
NorthantLesley Grieves30Hazel Grove, Mansfield Woodhouse15/04/2019Vicar Water25/09/2018PTFWNLGuiltyFined£370.47
NorthantLucian Gregory30Wharfedale Way, Grimsby15/04/2019Cheapside Farm Pond09/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantMathew Roman34Bakewell Road, Droylsden15/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£257.47
NorthantMatthew Hinchon45Northampton Road, Rushden15/04/2019Cotton Reel07/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£193.47
NorthantNicholas Baker33Blackford Close, Halesowen15/04/2019Willow Marsh Fishery11/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£332.47
NorthantNicholas Deville42Shelley Street, Loughborough15/04/2019Hermitage Lake31/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£151.00
NorthantOvidiu Panait21Teme Road, Worcester15/04/2019Pershore - River Avon03/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£258.47
NorthantSean Rigby24Whitestocks, Skelmersdale15/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£283.47
NorthantThomas Riley25Whitestocks, Skelmersdale15/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery30/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£303.47
HullBrendan Richards31Stead Lane, Hoyland16/04/2019Milton Ponds13/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullBrian Hammond39Almond Grove, Brigg16/04/2019Hunters Lodge Fisheries12/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullCallum Armstrong24Crowley Road, Swalwell16/04/2019Lower Derwent - River Derwent06/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£167.47
HullChad Holt24Circular Road South, Colchester16/04/2019Rustic Arms10/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullDavid Hartley58Pershore Avenue, Grimsby16/04/2019Louth Canal, Tetney Lock23/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
HullDean Lee Harling27Joseph Close, Newcastle Upon Tyne16/04/2019Lower Derwent - River Derwent26/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullDel Garth46Oldfield Road, Thorne16/04/2019Stainforth & Keadby Canal19/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
HullJoe Marshall25Riplingham Road, Skidby16/04/2019River Hull08/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£240.47
HullJohn Argent27Helmsley Grove, Hull16/04/2019Mill Farm, Leven24/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullMatthew Johnson28Rosmead Street, Hull16/04/2019East Park Lake08/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullMichael Stocks68Charles Street, Selby16/04/2019Oakmere Fishery14/11/2018PTFWNLGuiltyFined£197.47
HullPaul Boycott47Toll Bar Road, Castleford16/04/2019Stainforth & Keadby Canal19/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£290.47
HullPaul John Astbury62Newsteads, Aiskew16/04/2019The Oaks Fishery, Thirsk14/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£237.47
HullRebecca Flavell29Stead Lane, Hoyland16/04/2019Milton Ponds13/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullReece Tallett25Grove Mount, Pontefract16/04/2019Rustic Arms10/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullRobert Arthur Donaldson25Plantation Avenue, Swalwell16/04/2019Lower Derwent - River Derwent06/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£243.47
HullRobert Brown44Beeson Grove, Grimsby16/04/2019River Ancholme18/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
HullSam Pexman27Lady Frances Crescent, Cleethorpes16/04/2019Tetney Lock Angling Club15/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantTrevor Kershaw29Bursley Way, Newcastle16/04/2019Central Forest Park, Hanley16/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£327.47
SJP North EastAnthony Salters44Campden Crescent, Cleethorpes16/04/2019River Ancholme18/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£237.47
SwindonAdam Betteridge30Claines Street, Holybourne16/04/2019Barons Ponds, Liss14/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£288.47
SwindonAdam Goodyear29Branson Road, Bordon16/04/2019Nmg Fishery14/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£303.47
SwindonDarren Aldridge46Studland Close, Southampton16/04/2019Whinwhistle21/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£426.47
SwindonJames Bray26Wooteys Way, Alton16/04/2019Barons Ponds, Liss29/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£295.47
SwindonLee Bowden31Henley Drive, Frimley Green16/04/2019Timsbury - River Test21/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£345.47
SwindonLuke Townsley27Wheatley Crescent, Taunton16/04/2019Firepool Weir - River Tone12/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£228.47
SwindonNicholas French29Whitebeam Way, North Baddesley16/04/2019Headlands Farm Fishery21/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£295.47
SwindonRichard Bray50Compayne Gardens, London16/04/2019Dever Springs21/10/2018PTFWNLGuiltyFined£197.47
SwindonRussell Millward55Badger Gardens, Worcester16/04/2019Tewkesbury - River Severn27/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
SwindonScott Mather35Manley Gardens, Bridgwater16/04/2019Durleigh Reservoir08/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
SwindonShane Clarke30Pilgrims Way, Andover16/04/2019Vale Farm21/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£387.47
SwindonWilliam Gregory Sheen22Queens Gardens, Fordingbridge16/04/2019Ibsley - Hampshire Avon16/10/2018Theft Of FishPIAFined£197.47
N.CheshireJason Millar46Mill Brow, Chadderton17/04/2019Shakerley Mere27/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£257.47
N.CheshireBilly Paul Stewart31Talbot Road, Hyde17/04/2019Greymist26/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
SwindonDariusz Urban47Dowty Road, Cheltenham23/04/2019Stanchards Pit - River Avon30/09/2018UFGuiltyAD£0.00
SwindonJames Cullen47Shardelow Avenue, Springfield23/04/2019Chew Magna Reservoir26/10/2018PTFWNLGuiltyFined£120.00
SwindonJohn Wild51Kingswood Close, Swanage23/04/2019River Stour16/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£304.47
ReadingAnthony Ellis62Sandringham Close, London25/04/2019Hartley Lands Farm24/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£134.00
ReadingBenjamin Philip Woodhouse32Barnhurst Road, Penenden Heath25/04/2019Monk Lakes06/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£277.47
ReadingBrian Buckenham30Thurling Plain, Norwich25/04/2019Catfield Dyke - River Thurne07/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingCallum Townsend23Capendale Close, Ketton25/04/2019Biggin Lake02/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£134.00
ReadingCallum Worsley26Arundel Drive, Borehamwood25/04/2019Manor Farm Pond18/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£315.47
ReadingCatalin Cojocaru47Fern Drive, Hemel Hempstead25/04/2019Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes)03/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingChristopher Egan42Keswick Drive, Chesterfield25/04/2019Horning Swan - River Bure24/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£493.47
ReadingDaniel Mark Waters30The Old Dairy, Amesbury25/04/2019Bury Hill Lakes16/12/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingDavid Watson30Highview Close, Maidstone25/04/2019Monk Lakes06/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£285.00
ReadingDean Bensley30Meadow Way, Leighton Buzzard25/04/2019Eclipse Lake02/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£257.47
ReadingDru Ian Brown30Rider Haggard Road, Norwich25/04/2019Neatishead Boat Dyke - River Bure18/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£303.47
ReadingDylan Bent25Wakehams Green Drive, Crawley25/04/2019Ballast Pit20/01/2019UFGuiltyFined£256.47
ReadingDylan North22Latimer Way, North Pickenham25/04/2019Loch Neaton23/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£377.47
ReadingEverson Moore19Hillcrest Road, Norwich25/04/2019Riverside - River Wensum29/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£70.00
ReadingIan Cumming49Manor Fields, Horsham25/04/2019Furnace Lakes06/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingJason Bridges54Flint Hill, Dorking25/04/2019North Bank - River Mole16/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£160.00
ReadingJeffrey Ryan56Hillside, Stapleton25/04/2019Horning Ferry - River Bure31/10/2018OFB10GuiltyFined£330.00
ReadingJoe Gray31Plains Avenue, Maidstone25/04/2019Monk Lakes06/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingJoe Petrie27Betts Lane, Nazeing25/04/2019Holyfield Fishery12/01/2019UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingJohn Algar53Stonald Avenue, Whittlesey25/04/2019Hunters Lodge Fishery, Copthorne Common24/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£255.00
ReadingJordan Grainger24Linden Road, Bognor Regis25/04/2019Furnace Lakes11/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingJordon Ingram26Finsbury Close, Crawley25/04/2019Tilgate Park Lakes02/12/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingJoseph Elford33Brookehowse Road, London25/04/2019Orchard Place Farm27/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£290.47
ReadingKyle Sowman21Canterbury Gardens, Hadleigh25/04/2019Suffolk Water Park28/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£290.47
ReadingLee Barnes43Newton Close, Harrow25/04/2019Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes)03/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£323.47
ReadingLewis Bagshaw22Lakemead, Ashford25/04/2019Eureka Fisheries16/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£290.47
ReadingMark Bennison38Uplands Close, Bexhill-on-sea25/04/2019Hawkhurst Fish Farm24/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£157.47
ReadingMartin Hall57Melcombe Close, Ashford25/04/2019Elphicks Farm Lakes28/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£243.47
ReadingMatthew Harvey37Ham Meadow Drive, Northampton25/04/2019Albans Lakes (formerly Known As Willows Lakes)03/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingMichael Treleaven55Brambledown, Hartley25/04/2019Elphicks Farm Lakes04/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£337.00
ReadingPaul Patmore54Tranmere Road, London25/04/2019Hartley Lands Farm24/10/2018UFPIAFined£347.47
ReadingRichard Collyer34Worth Road, Crawley25/04/2019Ballast Pit27/12/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingRory Eves26Honey Close, Norwich25/04/2019Stanninghall Fishery20/12/2018PTFWNLGuiltyFined£270.47
ReadingSam Brooks30Radburn Close, Harlow25/04/2019Brook Farm Fishery, Navestock Heath11/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£322.47
ReadingScott Walker38Favell Drive, Furzton25/04/2019Furzton Lake04/12/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingSteve Harber31Charlesfield Road, Horley25/04/2019Ballast Pit27/12/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingSteve Scott46Woodspring Close, St. Leonards-on-sea25/04/2019Elphicks Farm Lakes04/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingThomas Alun Griffiths29Alder Close, Poringland25/04/2019Taswood Lakes23/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
ReadingThomas O'Neill40Heath Lane, Ipswich25/04/2019Suffolk Water Park28/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£240.47
ReadingTyler Costen28Gateshead Road, Borehamwood25/04/2019Manor Farm Pond18/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£290.47
SJP S.EastJack Dower28Crescent Road, London25/04/2019Birds Green Fishery13/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£323.47
GatesheadMichael Kilpatrick61Warrington Road, Elswick26/04/2019Lower Derwent - River Derwent16/09/2018FDGuiltyFined£317.47
HullRichard King35Constable Street, Hull26/04/2019Noddle Hill Pond, Bransholme12/07/2016UFPIACD12£100.00
LutonLuke Fone35Station Road, Buntingford26/04/2019Rib Valley Lakes28/08/2018UFGuiltyFined£130.00
NorthantDamien Shortland22Park Road, Hinckley29/04/2019Mill Farm29/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantDaniel Waudby32Welford Road, Blaby29/04/2019Naseby Reservoir27/10/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantDean Riley41Heays Close, Leicester29/04/2019Mill Farm29/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantJamie Prestleton34Lyme Green Road, Birmingham29/04/2019Barston Lake, Berkswell06/11/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
NorthantJay Barrow21Higher Road, Liverpool29/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery08/12/2018UFGuiltyFined£20.00
NorthantLuke Jebson34Salisbury Drive, Waltham29/04/2019Louth Canal, Tetney Lock16/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£303.47
NorthantSharon Tricarico53Hazelbank Avenue, Nottingham29/04/2019Belvoir Lakes17/11/2018OFNB8GuiltyFined£349.47
NorthantThomas Brackenridge36Tadcaster Avenue, Leicester29/04/2019Shearsby Valley Lakes29/09/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
SJP MidsDamien Martindale29Hyacinth Road, Stoke-on-trent29/04/2019Baden Hall Fishery08/12/2018UFPIAFined£377.47
HullDavid O'Reilly35Matlock Drive, Grimsby30/04/2019Messingham Sands29/09/2018UFGuiltyFined£265.47
HullJason Greenland35Dickens Street, Spennymoor30/04/2019Page Bank - River Wear06/11/2018FDGuiltyFined£423.47
HullNigel Askwith30Ash Grove, Spennymoor30/04/2019Page Bank - River Wear06/11/2018CSFGuiltyFined£237.47
HullRichard Sean Fowle30Crossgill, Washington30/04/2019Howdene - River Tyne04/11/2018CSFGuiltyFined£257.47
HullStefan Brown27Priory Road, Grimsby30/04/2019Messingham Sands06/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£197.47
SJP North EastAnthony Askwith29Ash Grove, Spennymoor30/04/2019Page Bank - River Wear06/11/2018FDPIAFined£597.47
SwindonIan Butler54Woodside Street, Cinderford30/04/2019Elton Farm Pool24/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£207.47
SwindonJulius Driskius54St. John Street, Bridgwater30/04/2019Huntworth - Bridgwater And Taunton Canal18/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£135.00
SwindonNathan Perry22The Park, Northway30/04/2019Elton Farm Pool24/11/2018PTFWNLGuiltyFined£232.47
SwindonTerry Jones35Freeminers Way, Cinderford30/04/2019Elton Farm Pool24/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£207.47
SwindonThomas Millington34Steyne Road, Bembridge30/04/2019Hordle Lake18/11/2018UFGuiltyFined£257.47
SwindonValerij Ostrovskij43Kendale Road, Bridgwater30/04/2019Othery - Sowy River17/10/2018UFGuiltyFined£187.47
SwindonWilliam Marker22Kendale Road, Bridgwater30/04/2019Huntworth - Bridgwater And Taunton Canal20/11/2018FDGuiltyFined£207.47

Total: £44,275.28

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
ULF 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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