Man caught illegally fishing at Lakes beauty spot
At South Lakeland Magistrates’ Court last week, David Thomas Jones of Pwll Yr Hwyaid Mawr, Denbigh, Wales was fined £440 for fishing without a rod licence, with costs of £127.47 and a victim surcharge of £44 imposed after a prosecution by the Environment Agency.
Magistrates heard that on May 21, an Environment Agency enforcement officer found David Jones fishing at Windermere at the Strawberry Gardens Left Shore, Bowness.
A valid rod licence is required to fish all waters in England. Jones was not able to produce a valid rod licence and was reported for that offence.
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